Chagstock Festival is an international music event that takes place every July on the edge of Devon's beautiful Dartmoor, near Chagford. The number of attendees is usually limited to 5,000 to provide a fun and chilled atmosphere in a relaxed venue. The festival offers camping, beer tent, kids entertainment, and lots of music on three stages. Located on an open field at Whiddon Down, about 4 mi (6.4 km) east of Okehampton, near Chagford, Devon, the festival is known for its cosy family-friendly atmosphere and beautiful nature around.
The two-day Chagstock Festival offers an impressive line-up of rock bands. Previous performers included Imelda May, Buzzcocks, Show Of Hands with Miranda Sykes, King King, Hunter & the Bear, The Hot Sprockets, The Shires, Soul II Soul, Dub Pistols Skinny Lister, Slamboree, The Stranglers, Donovan, Easy Star All-Stars, The Blockheads, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Mad Dog Mcrea, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Noble Jacks, Coco & the Butterfields, and others.
Chagstock offers many activities for children so that they have a great time, while adults have a worry-free festival. Kids entertainment includes various games, swing boats, little train, inflatables, The Magic Bus, and Showman wagons.
Chagstock Festival started back in 2003 as a micro-festival in the festival organizer's garden where a group of friends were sharing music, dance, and space. In 2006, they decided to make their private event public. The first festival took place in 2007 at the current Whiddon Down site with beautiful vistas over the northern edge of Dartmoor.