Tunes In The Castle graced the picturesque scenes of Powderham Castle in Exeter on the 3rd and 4th Of August. The festival had some very impressive artists on its lineup this year, including Joss Stone, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, James Morrison, The Skints and many more.
The festival is the sister festival to Tunes in the Dunes which is held on Perranporth beach in Cornwall, that has seen artists such as Status Quo, Dizzee Rascal and The Waterboys.
The first day of the festival got underway just as the sun came out. The main stage was set up and ready for the likes of Joss Stone, James Morrison, Pixie Lott and other artists to fill the summer day with beautiful tunes.
Fans and families alike were loving the music that was on offer. The festival was set up in an easy way, making it a breeze going between the main stage and the other features of the festival. You could find yourself relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying a smooth drink from the specialty gin bar.
Tunes In The Castle had so much more on offer than just music. If you wanted to test your aim there was archery on site, be amazed by medieval style horse jousting or partying it up in the silent disco the festival had something for everyone.
The night concluded with a truly angelic performance by singer Joss Stone, who was the perfect artist to close the first night of the festival.
The second day of the festival began with a bang, the main stage seeing the likes of Newton Faulkner, The Skints and Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls plus many more.
The grey skies didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone attending the festival. The sun broke out just as Newton Faulkner came to the stage, the crowd sung along word for word during his set which was a brilliant moment to be part of.
The party was kept well and truly alive by The Skints. The band mixed reggae with electronic in a seamless way, which created such a brilliant atmosphere throughout the festival. As the evening was drawn to a close the crowd were definitely warmed up for Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls to bring a bit of his signature folk punk to close the festival.
Overall, Tunes In The Castle is a beautifully quaint family friendly festival, situated in such a beautiful area of the country it’s an ideal get away from the busy city life to enjoy sun and fantastic music and activities for a weekend.