The Skinner family welcomed 3,000 visitors to their farm near Shebbear for two days of live music, whilst raising money for the North Devon Hospice.

This was the festival’s eighth edition and featured headliners Razorlight and Liberty X among other stars.

Having started in 2015 with just 500 visitors, Sheb Fest has grown dramatically over the last eight years and has raised over £25,000 for the North Devon Hospice.

Sue Skinner, festival co-founder, says: “As a family we’re proud to be running a totally independent festival from our farm in North Devon. We’ve always tried to keep it as affordable as possible and it simply couldn’t happen without the volunteers that put in so much work to make it happen.”

The festival is held on the Skinner family’s working beef farm near Shebbear.

David Skinner, festival co-founder, adds: “The original idea for Sheb Fest came after a few drinks on a night out, so it’s amazing to see how far it has come.

“Although we originally had no experience organising an event on this scale, we’ve always loved live music.

“We wanted to create an event that showcased up-and-coming local bands, as well as household names, here on the farm. We’ve learnt so much over the years and still deal with all the organisation and bookings ourselves.”

Following the weekend a Sheb Fest spokesperson added: “We had over 3,000 people attend this year’s festival.

“We’d like to thank all the brilliant volunteers (the Sheb Fest Crew) that work tirelessly behind the scenes – without them, the festival wouldn’t be possible.”