Music is a simple pleasure and something that is enjoyed by all regardless of age. This summer has a great deal in store for music lovers wishing to visit Devon and for those living within a house or McCarthy & Stone retirement property in the area.

Calendar of events 2014
Whether you're looking to visit Devon for a few days, a week or even longer, there's a music festival to suit all. Those who already live in the area may even wish to embark on a staycation'.
 article about Devonshire delights: Top summer festivals

There are a number of events to choose from, all of which are various sizes. In fact, Devon is renowned for being a little more creative than other cities and towns in the UK and as such, it loves nothing more than to play host to a fun-loving music festival every now and again especially when the sun is shining.

A great day for the entire family
There's nothing quite like relaxing in the great outdoors when the sky is blue and you have a cool drink in hand; especially when there's a band performing in front of you. From local folk artists to big name bands and more commercial affairs, there are a number of top summer festivals to look forward to this summer.

If you're not from the area, there are a number of accommodation options to choose from, including that of camping. Just remember to book a campsite prior to your visit, as they get booked up quite quickly.

Up and coming events
August is set to kick off with Sidmouth Folk Week which will take place in Sidmouth in East Devon. This particular event is a great option for all ages and boasts a unique weeklong seaside celebration of dance, music and song.

Those that have acquainted this particular festival before will agree it's a must for any diary as the town's venues and streets come to life with a festive atmosphere to create a musical holiday to remember.

Other equally popular events to look forward to in August include the Dartmoor Folk Festival in South Zeal, which will be held on 8-10 of August, and the Beautiful Days Festival which takes place on 15-17 August.

Towards the end of the month, both Biton Fest and Baring Gould Folk Festival will take place as well.