WHY move heaven, earth and your overdraft to get to the big summer music festivals complete with mud and mayhem when you can see more than 25 great acts and all the sporting action you can handle right here in North Devon? The organisers of the three-day

WHY move heaven, earth and your overdraft to get to the big summer music festivals complete with mud and mayhem when you can see more than 25 great acts and all the sporting action you can handle right here in North Devon?

The organisers of the three-day GoldCoast Oceanfest at Croyde - from June 20 to 22 - have shed blood, sweat, tears and the kitchen sink to make this tenth anniversary event the one you really should not miss.

A fantastic music line-up will be crowned on Saturday 21 by iconic international surf star and top performer Donavon Frankenreiter - an artist who is riding the wave of success as high and far as he did its oceanic counterparts.

Mellow, chilled and upbeat, Donavon's original tunes will appeal to surfers and non-surfers alike, but he won't be alone in the spotlight.

A vast wealth of local musical talent will joining him for this tenth anniversary bash, as an exceptional eclectic mix of lively, creative - and very local - bands hit the stage on the night of Friday 20 to open the show.

The 308s, the surf sound of the Yums Yums, Hey Molly, Yes Sir Boss and top rockers the Imperial Vipers will be hitting the big stage from late afternoon onwards.

After Friday's blow out and - hopefully - a full-on day in the sun soaking up the festival excitement, kick back and enjoy a more chilled Saturday line up, with Rob Sawyer, Mick Hart, Savage Jazz, Farryl Purkiss, Willie and the Bandits, Australian roots and blues singer Ash Grunwald, plus Rupert Oxlade and of course Donavon Frankenreiter.

On Sunday the cast includes Erin Starnes, The Freewheel, Urusen, The Martin Harley Band, Lazy Lizards and the Good Time Charlies.

There is plenty to see and do between times, with skate demos and workshops, surf events to watch or join in with, beach soccer, foot volley and volleyball as well as the gruelling Aquathon.

In the main arena there will be trade stands, boutiques, roadshows, a climbing wall, workshops and demos in including the legendary Animal bike display team, a whole banquet of cuisine from across the globe and the all-important refreshment tent.

Tickets sales are on the rise and better than ever before, which of course means there are fewer left!

This year tickets can only be purchased for the whole festival, but where else can you get so much to see and do for £27? Tickets for those under 18 are selling for £20.

Visit www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk for tickets and stacks more event information.

n SURFING musician Donavon Frankenreiter will be headlining the GoldCoast Oceanfest at Croyde this June.