What we love about this festival.

Dancing by the sea - what a magical and uplifting experience!

Camping and Glamping Options

As well as a main campsite, which is included in the ticket price, there is also a boutique camping option of 2, 4 or 6 person bell tents. Each comes with beds, fresh cotton bedding, cosy duvets, floor rugs, camp chairs and brekkie! You can also bring a campervan for £25.

Past lineups

Will and the People, No Go Stop, Violet Skies, Ardyn, Hunter and the Bear.

Kids and families

This is a family-friendly festival with lots on offer for children and young people. Pingu's Den offers a small play area for younger kids and there is a baby changing area or lots of hay bales for changing nappies.

A touch of luxury

Why not try the boutique camping options to complete the luxury of getting away from it all for the weekend and feeling uplifted by wonderful music, food and drink, sea views and healthy sea air?

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Samphire Festival

The word "Samphire" comes from the French "Saint Pierre", patron Saint of fishermen. It is the abundance of this halophyte on the shores of Porlock Bay which gives this small, but oh so perfectly formed, festival its name. Thankfully, there's plenty of this delicacy to nibble on site. Winner of "Best Small Festival 2016" in the National Outdoor Association Awards, Samphire Festival is an independent, family run, music and arts festival which is all about going back to basics for a magical weekend of escapism. It calls itself a "three day knees up", with four stages, including the Unplugged Stage and the Wild Stage. There will be over thirty live acts, DJs, Folk, Funk, house, techno, ska, reggae, afro, pop, indie, jazz and disco on offer. Across the weekend, expect comedy, talks, tree climbing, stargazing, drumming, den building and lots more. Set in the beautiful Exmoor National Park, this festival enjoys the most wonderful sea views, so get ready to breath in that fresh sea air and spend a wholesome weekend, escaping the digital world. There will be plenty of places to eat and drink with an excellent selection of bars and stalls, showcasing the best the West Country has to offer. The organisers have worked hard to ensure that this beautiful festival also has an eco-friendly ethos at its core, too.


Crazy P, The Correspondents, Flamingods, Resonators, The Langan Band, Ardyn, Ishmael Ensemble, Elder Island, Freddie Dickson, Cousin Kula, Karyo, Jack Tyson Charles, Kaylan, Bird Noire,The Rin Tins, Babilondon.


Porlock Hill, Porlock, Somerset. TA24 8QH.


Porlock is approx 1 hour 40 from Bristol and 3 hours 15 from London by car. Car parking is £10 for the weekend. The nearest train station is Taunton and taxis can be arranged for around £60 for 4 people. National Express runs coaches to Minehead and taxis can be arranged for around £50 for a return trip to the festival site.


Early Bird tickets cost from £80 per adult for the weekend with camping. Buy tickets here.


7th-9th July 2017


1,400 capacity per day

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