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North Devon Festival unveils line-up

The exciting and diverse North Devon Festival has just released it's 2011 line-up. Now in its thirteenth year, the Festival proudly celebrates the beauty of North Devon as well as its rich cultural life and whilst focussing around the two theatres in Ilfracombe and Barnstaple, includes activities across the whole of the region. It  continues to champion the very best of local talent alongside worldwide stars of stage and screen in hundreds of individual events.

Spanning the entire 30 days of June, this year’s Festival includes dance, sport, theatre, comedy, visual art, fairs, exhibitions and an awesome array of live music in venues large, small and downright unconventional! Acts and stars of various events throughout the festival this year include: The Shaolin Warriors, Seth Lakeman, Blake, Blazing Fiddles, Tony Christie, Norman Beaker, Gordon Giltrap and the Philharmonia Orchestra. 

I'm particularly looking forward to jiving in the aisles at the Queen’s Theatre as Buddy, the world’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical ever, arrives direct from the West End. The programme’s is so full that its still being finalised, but we know the already iconic AONB Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon at Woolacombe is back on this year. Now, where did I leave my trainers?