Melanie C, Scouting For Girls and Morcheeba to perform at Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival this August Bank Holiday

Bear Grylls and the team at the newly named Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival are excited to reveal that there are three new chart-topping bands on the festival programme, even more thrilling activities and a partnership with Nature Valley. Planning is ramping up and the countdown is on to the most memorable family outdoor event to take place in Devon this year!

Pop legend Melanie C joins the headliners at Powderham Castle with an energetic set. Having co-written 11 UK number ones (more than any other female artist in chart history) she remains the only female performer to top the charts as a solo artist, as part of a duo, quartet and quintet!

With Bear Grylls being the scouting movements’ “Chief Scout” there was one “must-have” band for the lineup – the aptly named, Scouting For Girls. With eight top 40 singles, sales of over 2,000,000 records and over 500m streams to their name, fans will love the chance to see them live.

Festival-goers will also get the chance to dance along with Morcheeba on the chilled out Sunday afternoon. Their mix of electronic hip hop, rock and folk will be the perfect accompaniment to a great weekend.

Younger guests won’t be left out, as CBBC favourites Andy & The Odd Socks and Dick & Dom will also take to the stage during the bank holiday weekend.

The soundtrack to Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival will be packed with toe-tapping anthems that you can’t resist singing along to. These artists join existing headliners Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and Ministry Of Sound Orchestra. Guests will enjoy feel-good summer vibes dancing to this awesome line up as the sun sets over Powderham Castle.

What sets this festival apart from the others is that, as well as a stellar music programme, there are a whole host of exciting activities for the whole family to get involved in. Festival-goers can get inspired by world-famous explorers and adventurers, who will be giving talks and leading activities. New to the festival are;

  • Sky News Presenter and ex SAS soldier, Phil Campion who will be running SAS Airsoft
  • Wildlife conservationist and filmmaker, James Glancy who will be offering wildlife filming workshops
  • TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Halls.
  • World record-breaking explorer and endurance athlete, George Bullard
  • The youngest female to have rowed the Atlantic, Jasmine Harrison
  • The “Magic Marine” from Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Final, James Stott
  • Big Wave Surfer, Andrew Cotton and fitness expert, Andrew Blake

With all this packed into the Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival you are going to need to refuel. We have you covered, thanks to Nature Valley and their wide range of snacks from cereal bars to gluten-free protein bars. Nature Valley have been inspiring adventures across the nation with its philosophy of #GetOutMore for years. Packed full of real wholesome ingredients and incredible taste, the pocket-sized snack bars are perfect to keep energised in the great outdoors. The initial three-year partnership will see Nature Valley become the title partner of the newly renamed Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls.

Oliver Mason, CEO and Founder at Gone Wild Events Limited said: ‘Since the roadmap announcement we’ve been blown away by the support we’ve received from the general public. Nature Valley Gone Wild is going to be the ultimate family staycation, and something for us to look forward to after a tough year! In addition to the amazing bands announced we’re super excited to have joined forces with Nature Valley. We love everything about their Get Out More campaign and what it stands for, and it fits perfectly into our vision. We want families to get out more and find their adventure, a key part of that is delicious, responsibly sourced nutrition. There is so much natural synergy between the two brands, I’m so proud of the newly named Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival.’

Adrienne Burke, Marketing Manager of Snacking at General Mills said: ‘At Nature Valley, we exist to connect people with nature and helping people ‘’get out more’’ whether it is a hike in the outdoors, a swim in the lake or simply encouraging them to be active and trying new things out of their comfort zone. We couldn’t be more aligned to the festival team’s mission to inspire families across Britain to experience everyday adventure with their loved ones and are thrilled to be on the journey building this unique outdoors experience together at Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls for the coming years.’

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The Exeter Daily