A huge music event organisers say is ‘expected to attract some of the UK’s hottest artists’ is coming to Exmouth next summer.
‘Live in Devon’ will take place at the Imperial Recreation Ground on three consecutive evenings on Friday, Saturday Sunday, September 2, 3 and 4, 2022.
It is likely to attract more than 15,000 revellers over the course of the weekend and bring an economic boost to the town and East Devon.
Headline artists will be announced ‘in the coming weeks’.
LCC Live director Claire Kidger said: “We’ve been working with East Devon District Council (EDDC)for a couple of years now to find a suitable venue for hosting ‘Live in Devon’.
“We’re really excited about staging three evenings of live music at the Imperial Recreation Ground and can’t wait to announce the headline artists in the coming weeks.
“The return of live music events has been much longed for during the pandemic, so we’re planning a weekend to remember!
“Exmouth is a stunning area, and it’s going to be a really special few evenings, as we’re entertained by some of the UK’s leading artists against the backdrop of the River Exe estuary and surrounding coastline.”
EDDC portfolio holder for tourism, sport, leisure and culture Councillor Nick Hookway added: “This is really exciting news.
“East Devon District Council extends the warmest of welcomes to those music acts that will be performing next September.
“Exmouth will be a wonderful venue for the first ‘Live in Devon’ performances, which will be staged on the Imperial Recreation Ground with the beautiful Exe Estuary providing the perfect backdrop especially when there is a beautiful sunset.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity to see high-profile artists of international reputation staying and performing in East Devon as well as avoiding the need for residents having to make long journeys to our big cities thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
“Such high-profile events will attract visitors from far and wide which will not only benefit the local economy but also spread the word that East Devon is an outstandingly beautiful place with a wonderful sense of community.”
Tickets for each of Live in Devon’s shows will go on sale following the announcement of each of the three headline artists.
More information is available here.