We’ve got over 100 performances and 80 acts taking place across the festival, but there’s a few music acts across the programme, so we wanted to tell you a little bit about them. See the full programme and book tickets here.

India Electric Co.

4 Aug, | 19:00 | £14.50 (£13 conc.)

Barnfield Theatre | 90mins | Suitable for all ages

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3. After releasing their debut debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015 they began extensively supporting and accompanying Midge Ure throughout Europe, Australia, and Scandinavia.

‘This is sublime! If your troubles don’t melt away when you hear IEC then nothing will shift them. Beautiful, magical.’

Jeremy Vine

‘Bursting with invention and full of surprises.’

The Telegraph

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Lucky: Songs by Kylie

Michael Griffiths

31 July, 21:00 | £14.50 (£13 conc.)

Barnfield Theatre | 60mins | 12+

Award winning performer Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of Australia’s very own pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn’t change a thing!

‘Griffiths is obscenely talented’

Broadway Baby

‘You will leave on a little cloud of cabaret heaven’

Herald Scotland

‘One infectious tune after another…Tailor-made for one of Australia’s most prodigious cabaret talents’

The Advertiser

In association with Exeter Northcott Theatre

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Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

Michael Griffiths

29 July, 19:00 | £14.50 (£13 conc.)

Barnfield Theatre | 60mins | 12+

Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. From the gender bending early days as one half of 80’s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie’s bittersweet lyrics share stories of her triumphs and her heartbreak. Featuring unforgettable songs including Why, Thorn In My Side, Walking On Broken Glass and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).

‘an ideal way to revisit the work of Lennox…Griffiths’ unique musical arrangements add a new layer of meaning and biographical nuance’

Herald Scotland

‘Michael Griffiths is at his best channelling some of the greatest female pop icons’

The West Australian

In association with Exeter Northcott Theatre

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The Duo Show

The People’s String Foundation

4 Aug, 21:00 | £8 (£6.50 conc.)

Barnfield Theatre | 60mins | 12+

The People’s String Foundation mix passionate theatrics with urban gypsy sounds and world beats. This show includes their own music, and the best compositions they’ve created as Musical Directors for Kneehigh and the Minack Theatre. Their music is melodic, dynamic, upbeat and fast, designed to get toes tapping.

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La Vie En Rose

27 July, 21:00 | £14.50 (£13 conc.)

Barnfield Theatre | 90mins | Suitable for all ages

These Exeter based musicians have wide-ranging individual backgrounds in classical music, traditional jazz, rock, blues, country, ragtime and roots, all drawn together by the shared pleasure of playing gypsy jazz and hot swing. They have built a reputation for their mix of ‘Hotclub’ favourites, jazz standards, soulful ballads and Latin swing mixed with the occasional unexpected film theme or classical score! Toe-tapping rhythms and virtuoso melody lines combine in a performance with all the verve and joy that makes this music so irresistible.

‘Uplifting music From a band at the top of their game!’

Jazz Jurassica

‘A rare treat. This lot are magnificent.’

Danny Gladstone, London SE1.

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