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The Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender

Fri 28 Apr 2023 - Sun 30 Apr 2023



Tier 1 Weekend Tickets: £39* SOLD OUT | Tier 2 Weekend Tickets: £49*


Friday: 6.30pm | Saturday & Sunday: 6pm

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The Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender

The Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender is BACK for 2023!

Taking place here at Exeter Phoenix from April 28th – April 30th, we’re so excited to announce the headliners for the three-day festival, including funk-fuelled six-piece band Tankus the Henge, reggae-soul-pop-ska fusion Bare Jams, and of course, the legendary Mad Dog Mcrea themselves.


Fri 28 April: Tankus The Henge

Sat 29 April: Bare Jams

Sun 30 April: Mad Dog Mcrea

Other names: 

Sean McGowan

Echo Town

The Fontanas

Body Water

DJ Chris Tofu

Cable Street Collective


Mr Tea and the Minions

Mobius Loop

Black Friday

Sam Green

Drop In The Ocean

Jolly Roger

Year of the Dog

Black Riders Session Players


Tier 1 Weekend Tickets: £39* – SOLD OUT

Tier 2 Weekend Tickets: £49*

Friday Day Tickets: £18*

Saturday Day Tickets: £18*

Sunday Day Tickets: £22*

Set times: 


Doors – 6.30pm

Studio 1 stage

6.50pm – Sam Green
8pm – Imprints
9.20pm – Cable Street Collective

Main stage

7.20pm – Mad Dog Acoustic
8.40pm – Seán McGowan
10.00pm – Tankus The Henge



Doors – 6pm

Studio 1 stage

6.50pm – Drop In The Ocean
8pm – Moobius
9.20pm – Mr Tea & The Minions

The Workshop

7.30pm – Black Rider Session Players

Main stage

7.20pm – Alien Chicks
8.40pm – Echo Town
10.00pm – Bare Jams



Set times: 

Doors – 6pm

Studio 1 stage

6.30pm – JollyRoger
7.40pm – Year Of The Dog
9pm – Black Friday

Main stage

7pm – DJ Chris Tofu
8.20pm – The Fontanas
9.40pm – Mad Dog Mcrea


Mad Dog Mcrea

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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