Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender 2024

Fri 03 May 2024 - Sun 05 May 2024



Tier 1 Weekend: £45* | Tier 1 Day: £15*


Door times: Friday 6.30pm | Saturday 6pm | Sunday 6pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender 2024

The Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender is BACK for 2024!

Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce the headliners for the third Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender, which will take place over the early May Bank Holiday – Fri 03 to Sun 05 May 2024 at Exeter Phoenix.

On Friday dub-reggae group The Barefoot Bandit will make you want to dance, Saturday’s Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet will bring everything from big-band swing to Alabama blues-tinged folk, and Sunday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves.

With more acts to announce, there will be a full programme of live music in the Main Auditorium and Stage 2, plus DJ’s, a beer festival and festival stalls.


Fri 03 May: The Barefoot Bandit

Sat 04 May: Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet

Sun 05 May: Mad Dog Mcrea

+ More to be announced


Tier 1 Weekend Tickets: £45*


Tier 1 Day Tickets:

Friday Day Tickets: £15*

Saturday Day Tickets: £15*

Sunday Day Tickets: £15*

Door times:
Friday: 6.30pm
Saturday: 6pm
Sunday: 6pm


Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base, the band are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too.


Make a weekend of it and pitch up your tent, camper or wagon at a campsite near us!

Pithead Campsite – tents only – 44 Bus to Honiton (Bus outside Waitrose – 9min walk on other side)

Hunters Lodge Caravan and Camping Site – adults only – Train to Starcross (15min walk from Starcross)

Leadstone Camping – no large groups – Train to Dawlish Warren (13min walk from Dawlish Warren)

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park – Train to Dawlish Warren ( 21 min walk from DW)

Golden Sands Holiday Park – Train to Dawlish Warren ( 17 min walk from DW)

Prattshayes Campsite – Train to Exmouth (24 Min walk to Exmouth station)

Photo credit: Pithead Campsite


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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