Samphire Festival - 2017

Award winning independent music and arts festival in the magical setting of Exmoor National Park ☞7-9th July 2017

We did it!

On 12th Apr 2017 we successfully raised £20,419 of £12,000 target with 104 supporters in 42 days

Samphire is an award winning record-breaking music and arts festival by the sea. It's set to take place on the coast of Exmoor National Park this July but we need your help to make sure we can do it all over again. We created Samphire to bring great art and fun people together in a beautiful corner of the world. Our focus is on new and exciting music, we’ve got a bit of everything from afrobeat to acid house with lots of dancing along the way. Accompanying the music we’ve selected the best street food in the country and programmed a variety of adventures and activities to explore.

Our first festival last year was a great success, we broke a Crowdfunder record, had a sell out debut event and went on to win 'Best Small Festival of the Year' (Wahooo!)

  ☞ Eclectic programme of exciting music and art 
  ☞ An intimate party weekend
  ☞ Local craft beer, cider and ale
  ☞ Some of the best street food in the country 
  ☞ Outstanding sea views 
  ☞ A chance to reconnect with nature and your surroundings
  ☞ Something for all ages
  ☞ Activities, workshops and wellbeing to indulge in 

We're also adding an extra day this year, bringing in a talks and film tent and introducing a world record breaking snakes and ladders mega game. We’ve also made some great adjustments to the site layout including the campsite.

We don’t have any outside investors so we really need your support now, because without your early support Samphire won’t happen. We love the amazing community vibe that Crowdfunder harnesses, we hope to put on another award winning show and we'd like you to be a part of it.

Every ticket purchase will be entered into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw, see below for details. Also have a look at our video of last year at the bottom of this page to see more of the action.

Pledge for your ticket today and we’ll see you in July! 

Right now we’re Samphiring on all cylinders, but we need your help to guarantee it’s a success second time round. With pledges from you and others, we get the funds to deliver a brilliant weekend, and you get to be a part of the Samphire family. All our rewards are offers exclusive to Crowdfunder. They are limited in availability and won’t be around forever. 

If you are new to Crowdfunder, here’s how it works. If you pledge money to us, and if enough of you do the same within the time limit, we will reach our target of £12,000. At the end of our campaign your pledges will be debited from your account and the money sent to us. We then deliver Samphire Festival 2017 and you get your tickets at a discounted price. It is worth noting; in the very unlikely event the festival is cancelled it is our duty to refund your pledge, so you are basically in a risk free win-win! For other investment and sponsorship opportunities please do get in touch:

Crowdfunder Prize Draw 

1st Prize - Luxury VIP package for two - Super Luxury Bell Tent, a bottle of bubbly, dinner and free parking on us!
2nd Prize - 
£100 Bar tab - kick off your weekend in style
3rd Prize -
 We'll wine and dine you and a date - dinner for two. 



Our boutique camping comes with a premiere view and all the luxuries to suit. You can go all out with a fully furnished weekend palace or keep it nice and simple with the unfurnished options. Warm and snug on wet or windy nights and cool on hot summer afternoons, the Tipis are based on native American tradition and made from high quality materials and come complete with inner liner, full weather protection, groundsheet and matting.

Black Dog Tipi's are a firm festival favourite. Tipis offer comfortable and roomy accommodation so you can really make yourselves at home for the weekend. They are available in three different finishes so there’s something to suit couples, families, groups of friends and those who simply cannot live without their creature comforts! For a romantic weekend there are also smaller Lotus Belle tents available. Check out our rewards for all the details, boutique glamping offers do not include tickets to the event.

Flora Blathwayt is a music journalist and radio DJ. Passionate about music and a graduate from the London College of Communication. Flora and Josh play together under the moniker 'Moustache et Fille' and played the closing set at Samphire 2016. 

Josh Beauchamp is a music collector, DJ, engineer, chef and entrepreneur. He regularly plays events the likes of Glastonbury Festival, has eclectic eventing experience and taste in life. 

Applications for bands, DJs and food traders are now closed for Samphire 2017. We are still looking for retail traders and artists to help with installations so please get in touch via

Adult Tickets are 18 +

Camping is included in your ticket, car parking passes (£10) and camper van passes (£25) are available here. Youth (13-17), Child (5-12) and Under 5’s (FREE) tickets are also available here and must be accompanied by an adult.

100 Club Members who pledge for a ticket on Crowdfunder will recieve a free programme on site. 

Please see HERE for full terms and conditions of purchase.

We hope you’ll join the Samphire community of family, friends and lovers. 

This project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 25% towards its fundraising target from Arts Council England.

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