Exciting Line-up for Home Festival, Devon

 A vibrant line up of global musicians will descend on the Devon gem of Dartington Hall next month for the second HOME festival.  Spearheading the two-day world music event will be the brilliant American songwriter Suzanne Vega, the young Tuareg desert rockers Tamikrest and Senegal's Seckou Keita on the 21 string Kora harp.  Alongside them will be the anglo-gambian duo JuJu (Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara), Electro World Fusion DJ Max Pashm and slavic acapella maestros the Perunika Trio.

Also featuring will be the celebrated sitar player Sheema Mukherjee (along with her Sitar Funk Ensemble), English songwriter Martha Tilson, Welsh folksters Fernhill, internationalistas Alejandro & the Magic Tombolinos, black dance company Desert Crossings, Nordic/African fiddlers Julaba Kunda and the Glorious Chorus choir.

Following a sell-out inaugural year in 2010, the extended two-day acoustic music event – at one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country - returns with a bigger programme over three stages starting with a curtain raiser on the evening of Friday, June 24 and running from midday to 1am on the Saturday June 25th.

Co-organised by Thomas Brooman, former Artistic Director of the WOMAD organisation, it features an exceptional line-up of global musicians.  With its magnificent gardens, the 14th Century medieval hall and courtyard, rolling farmland and ancient deer park, Dartington Hall has been described as “a bit of English magic.”

The HOME Festival aims to allow for the musicians to be heard in a natural, intimate, acoustic setting - facilitating both performers and audience to connect at a more human level.  Taking place at the same time as the much larger, noisier Glastonbury, it serves to highlight the difference - as the Artistic Director 'Drum' points out: "It's the perfect antidote..."

WorldMusic.Co.Uk will be attending, cameras and notebooks in hand - look out for us there and if you do, say hello!

Festival tickets for Friday and Saturday combined are £48.50 (£38.50 concessions). 

Even better news is that Under-18s go for free! (yep, not just under-5s, UNDER-18s!). ie one under-18 for every adult ticket purchased.  Full respect to HOME Festival for that decision!

Full details and booking information are available online at 


* See a short film of last year’s first HOME festival