Fair Music and Entertainments
The Entertainments on offer in 2021. Note that we'll keep updating this, and there can be changes on the day!
Acts on video from previous Fairs can be found at bottom of page here.
Most of the musicians will be performing on the music tent, this year situated in Newton Square. Other entertainments you will find around the Fair!
Run by Bampton PTFA in the Riverside Hall, here you will find numerous activities for the children, alongside a cafe.
- Punch & Judy show
- OzzyD the magician (pictured here)
- Pottery painting for children
- Bubble Fairie
- Face painting and of course a
- Bouncy castle.
We are delighted that some of the Exeter Authors Association will again be at this year’s Fair so that you can meet them and chat about their books. They will be in the Community Hall. Below: Morwenna Blackwood, Richar Lappas, PJ Reed, and Jenny Kane.
Find out about timings of book readings etc. on Programme page.
Once again, Bampton Players are contributing to the merriment of the Fair with their new Mummers Play.
They will be performing their medieval antics at various locations throughout the day. Look out for the familiar figures of St. George and the doctor, as well as a host of other characters, all eager to entertain their audiences!
Stampita Formed in 2011 Stampita is a local band based in Taunton, Somerset.
They perform a unique blend of original, traditional and contemporary material with a line up which includes bouzouki, mandolin, bass guitar, rock steady percussion and a blend of vocals.
Bottle Top Boogie BAND
They are favourites at the Fair and they feature our very own Rev Kev on guitar!
1950’s Skiffle that sounds like Snooks Eaglin, Bo Diddley The Musician, Leadbelly, Jed Davenport and his Beale Street Jug band (they say!). Cool.
Brett Damarell is a professional musician of 25 years from Truro and has been described as the 'Folk voice of Cornwall'.
Also known as Ramblin' Minor, Brett plays a gritty blend of acoustic folk and blues with a touch of Celtic flair. His mate Andy is the other half of the duo.
An experienced local Duo, Jon and Sara, playing popular songs from the 60s to today.
This is their first visit to the Fair having moved to Bampton recently. Welcome!
Irish solo folk artist. A solo singer/guitarist with a large repertoire covering Irish, Country and Pop music together with some 'alternative' songs..
This is his first visit to Bampton Charter Fair.
A trio of old friends who met many years ago when playing with The Storeyville Jazz Band. They draw upon a large repertoire of jazz standards, traditional favourites and some original numbers.
The lineup is: Charlie Hearnshaw (clarinet and saxophones) Paul Barnham (keyboards) Bob King (banjo and guitars)
Jan’s Van will once again be operating in the town providing activities and fun things to do for the younger visitors. Face painting, balloon modeling, dragon dancing and drawing graffiti on her van are all very popular. A real Bampton Fair character.
Prof. Wilson's Punch & Judy
Mr. Punch is the national puppet of Great Britain He first appeared on the streets of London in 1662. Today Mr. Punch is as popular as ever and Prof Gary Wilson is proud to be part of his tradition. He has been performing professionally at events, attractions and on beaches since 1999 and is delighted to be one of the few performers in the country to be elected a member of the Punch and Judy College of Professors. You'll find him at the Riverside Hall.
These Devon-based entertainers are well known for being unpredictable!
They will be entertaining us at the Fair - who knows what will happen!
Sample some previous Fair entertainments on video:
Chucklefoot and Friends - VIDEO
RED HOT STEEL - VIDEO
Morris Dancers - 'After the Fair' - VIDEO
Stampita - VIDEO
Dave the Dragon - VIDEO
Brett Damarell/Spittin' Feathers - VIDEO
Flute Cake - VIDEO
Louella Jade Eke (2014) - VIDEO
Louella Jade Eke (2017) - VIDEO
Bottletop Boogie Band - VIDEO
Bampton Mummers - VIDEO