The sound of the summer comes to Devon! Smoked & Uncut finds a new home in the lush grounds of the mellow, honey-coloured Elizabethan gem that is THE PIG at Combe; easily accessible –1.5 miles from Honiton and just off the A30 in the village of Gittisham, the summer holidays aren’t over just yet! Spend the day in the company of the rolling Devon hills, with like-minded music lovers and foodie feasters.
There is no camping at Smoked & Uncut, but if you would like to make a weekend of it why not book a room with the hotel directly and get your festival tickets included in your room rate.
Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG-at Combe
Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,’ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.
In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a house- hold name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weeks, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.
With a reputation as a genuine crowd pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans’s Carfest.
“World Class” Jamie Cullum
"Cambridge show stealers... the real deal" Mark Radcliffe
“There’s something special about Wildwood Kin” BBC Introducing
"Powerful stuff" Steve Wright BBC Radio 2
"Pretty damned impressive" Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
"One of the most beautiful session ever, stunning", Bob Harris
“They just blew me away…” James Santer, BBC Introducing
Wildwood Kin are an acclaimed anglo/americana trio from Exeter in Devon comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney. The music is a mix of their own beautiful and thought provoking original songs with a few stunning arrangements of some better known covers. Their voices meld perfectly in effortless and sublime close harmony and they accompany themselves on a range of acoustic instruments.
Cornish singer / songwriter Joe Francis is Winter Mountain.
Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the song.
Indeed, it was these very qualities that inspired folk star Cara Dillon and her husband/producer Sam Lakeman to sign Winter Mountain to their 'Charcoal Records' label after watching a performance in Donegal, Ireland. Winter Mountain released a self titled debut album in 2013 to unanimous critical acclaim with The Sunday Express stating it to be 'an utterly fabulous record' and awarding it a 5 star review. The Irish Post called it 'A smashing album, a terrific, classy debut', whilst Maverick Magazine had this to say: 'Winter Mountain make them like they used to, and three cheers for that!'.
Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life with her powerful and soulful voice. The Toronto-bred, UK-based artist released her 4th album, "In the Light”, on November 4th, 2016 which reached #49 on the iTunes Canada Top 200 Pop chart and #188 on the UK equivalent. The record follows the remarkable story of how the girl from Canada found the love of her life in Las Vegas and unexpectedly relocated across the Globe to rural Devon. Produced by Justin Gray (Joss Stone, John Legend), “In the Light” has received critical acclaim from various musical outlets, including BBC’s Introducing in Devon, an d promises Melissa’s most vulnerable and electrifying album yet.
“Nothing Short of Sensational” - BBC Introducing
Introducing The Loft Club, purveyors of stomping, heartfelt, sixties tinged guitarpop.
British indie band, The Loft Club are an Exeter-based quintet, consisting of Daniel Schamroth, Jamie Whyte, Kieran Chalmers, Amy O’Loughlin and Dan Wright.
Comparisons range from Buffalo Springfield, Fleetwood Mac and The Byrds through to Ryan Adams and Noel Gallagher, a broad sonic palette unified by soaring harmonies and singalong choruses.
Formed in 2015 from a string of chance meetings at shows and house parties, The Loft Club steadily built a local following playing shows and festivals. In early 2016, their demo caught the attention of Arnie Holland, CEO of Lightyear Entertainment. The band signed a worldwide distribution deal with the US based label, which in turn is distributed by Caroline Distribution/Universal Music Group. Lightyear’s catalogue includes releases by Eurythmics, Stevie Nicks, Damian Marley, Sophie B. Hawkins, and the fifth beatle Pete Best.
Adam Sweet has been performing as a guitarist since the age of 15, heavily influenced at first by the classic rock and blues of the 60s and 70s. Since then Adam has steadily honed his craft and found his voice, and with well over 1,000 gigs under his belt is now successfully carving out a solo career.
Known throughout the industry as an accomplished songwriter, Clara has collaborated with numerous chart topping writers and artists. Having honed and developed her skills both as a creator of expertly crafted music and as a captivating live performer, it is now Clara’s turn to take her place in the limelight, showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair.
"Simple songs for simple people"
It's Ben's motto and the title of the EP he's just finished recording in Matthew and Me's studio. Because Ben believes in simple pleasures, good songs and good people.
His Ep captures the fragile strength and beauty of his live performances.
His influences range from Bon Iver, to John Martyn, to Sam Carter and all the friends he's made in the local folk scenes.
He has previously played with The Bluetones, Mystery Jets and Lianne La Havas and even shared a stage with Razorlight.
"One of the unsung heroes of song in Devon"
With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie Horler performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with an engaging but unaffected stage presence.
'Phenomenal', 'one of the finest young female artists we have discovered ' - BBC Introducing in Devon.
Due to the volume of guests expected, only HOTEL RESIDENTS will be able to park in our main car park.
DISABLED PARKING will be offered upon request.
FESTIVAL GOERS will be able to park in a field next to the festival grounds. You will see the signs and there will be staff to direct you.
You will be sent a PARKING PERMIT in your pre-arrival email, to display in your vehicle’s dashboard.
Saturday Day Ticket - £45 per person
Entry Only Ticket to the festival from 12pm-6.30pm
Saturday Day Family of 4 Ticket - £110 per family (2 adults/2 children) (Age 5-13)
Entry Only Ticket to the Festival for a family of 4 from 12pm -6.30pm
Saturday Day Family of 5 Ticket - £120 per family of 5 (2 adults/3 children) (Age 5-13)
Entry Only Ticket to the Festival for a family of 5 from 12pm -6.30pm
Mark Hix & friends Heavy Metal Meat Feast VIP Saturday Day Ticket - £110 per person
VIP Day Ticket, including entry to the festival from 12pm-6.30pm, a VIP hosted lunch including 3 courses, nibbles and wine (Lunch from 1.30pm)