The Big Sheep Events 2023

Throughout the Year

20th May 12noon – 10.30pm  – Pigstock

A one-day festival extravaganza with LOADS going on to entertain the kids plus FREE entry to the BIG Sheep Family Attraction, featuring all the BIG Theme Park RIDES and more (Park Rides, Animal Barn and Play Zone open until 4pm.  With the kids happy you can eat great food, drink and make the most of our biggest main stage line up yet!  Live bands throughout the day on the main stage (Midday – 10.30pm) including our headliners and hit makers Bad Manners.  BMX bike stunt show. Food village bursting with gastronomic deliciousness from around the world. Main bar packed with local ciders and ales, lagers and spirits.  Overnight camping plus toilets with hand washing facilities only £10 per person.  Free festival parking! Free kids entertainment all day

9th -11th June – Here for the Music 2023

NEWTON FAULKNER • FEROCIOUS DOG • MAD DOG MCREA + many more  Get ready for a weekend of music, art, and entertainment, this three-day extravaganza organised by JMW Promotions & The Palladium Club will feature over 30 incredible musical acts on two stages! Immerse yourself in an unforgettable fusion of music and family fun that will surpass all expectations. Don’t miss out on the biggest event of its kind.

1st July 4.30pmTeachers Rock Music Festival

This new music festival will bring together our Teachers Rock® choir of educators, our newly established Teacher Rock® Academy Choir and Teachers Rock® Youth Choirs (made up of schools from across the South West) for a festival celebrating singing and wellbeing under the direction of Teachers Rock® founder Debbie Kent.  Gates open at 3:30pm Performance starts at 4:30pm (120 minutes approx.)

29th  July  4pm – 10pm – Summer Sounds  North Devon Bands for all ages!

Top North Devon Bands celebrate summer with sounds for all ages. See website for line-up. Bring seating/blankets. No alcohol admitted. Bar and high quality food available on site.Enter from 3pm.  £15 Full Price in advance and on the gate  £10 for Earlybirds (up to 1 June), Plough Supporters, Under 18s, Big Sheep Season Ticket Holders + Big Sheep VIPs.

25th August – Martin Kemp.  More Bands & Acts to be announced soon!

Martin Kemp “Back To The 80’s” DJ set is the hottest and most in demand 80’s night in the UK! Currently selling out every venue the event goes to in record time. The 80’s icon and UK national treasure will be taking to the decks at The Big Sheep and spinning all the best hits from the 80’s.  In Martins words – “It’s amazing! People absolutely lose themselves, singing to every word.  It’s the most euphoric atmosphere I have ever been in, in my life!  Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, this event will be pure ‘Gold’ !!  Rally the troops, come together with friends for the best 80s night in North Devon.

17th September 10am – 2pm Classic Car Display

Classic Cars on display from across the West Country. Come along and vote for your favourite Classic Car of the day. If you have a Classic Car that you’d like to show on the day it’s FREE to take part, you just need to register your car prior to the event.  Cars to be in place by 10am, there will be prize giving at the end of the show at 2pm.   To register your car please email: Each car gets free admission to The Big Sheep for 2 people, the rest of the party are entitled to discounted entry.   

15th July 6pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Castle Theatre Company is delighted to announce its 2023 touring production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When a quest for true love is thwarted by a hilarious series of enchantments-gone-wrong from a mystical fairy world, this charming play explores one hysterical night of chaos.

26th July 7pm – Twelfth Night

Whether you’re an audience member in 2023 or back in 1602, you could be forgiven for thinking that Twelfth Night was going to be the darkest of tragedies: what could be more nightmarish than to lose your twin sibling in a furious storm at sea and to think they’d died?  In fact, a romantic comedy unfolds with a madcap farce at its heart. The broadest of broad humour (poor Malvolio tricked into absurdity) mixes with moments of unbearable pathos (listen out for Sir Anthony Aguecheek’s wistful “I was adored once too”.).

8th August 2.30pm – Dr Doolittle By Hugh Lofting, Adapted By Gabrellia Sills

The classic story of the extraordinary animal doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. Doctor Dolittle likes animals. In fact, he likes them so much he fills his house with every kind of creature imaginable. And then one day, he figures out how to speak their language! Using stunning – and remarkably lifelike – puppetry, this fun, family-friendly show makes for the perfect day out for introducing kids to theatre. From dogs to ducks, come along and meet all of Dr Doolittle’s friends! A special meet and greet with the ‘animals’ after the show gives everyone a chance to make a new chum.  Suitable for ages 4+, although designed for 6-11 year olds.

8th August 7pm – The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Emma Hodgekinson

1920s New York. A city full of dreamers.  Through the eyes of Nick Carraway, we are introduced to the high lifes – and low lifes – of glitzy Manhattan. However, when he meets a certain Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, he realises all the parties and decadence are not always what life is all about… One of the undisputed gems of American literature, Fitzgerald’s foreboding critique of the superficiality of the Jazz Age captures the glamorous façade of the era in style.

18th August 4.30pm – Hercules by Ian Kennedy Productions

IKP’s unmistakable brand of “delightfully daft” family theatre is back in Summer 2023 for another adventure for all ages.  Travel back in time to the land of heroes, monsters and myths and join Hercules as he labours for beauty, truth and love! Come along on a legendary adventure as Athena guides our hapless hero to success. But with time running out to prove himself a hero, will Hercules ever be able to scale Olympus and get own happy ending?