After the success of it’s first year Grinagog is returning to Torquay this April. Featuring a myriad of musical genres represented across 15 stages, ranging from the stunning historical 12th century Torre Abbey to bustling harbourside nightclubs and rock venues with over 200 live bands, solo artists and DJs . With a “No Mud Guarantee”, palm trees aplenty and adventures big and small; get ready to escape the humdrum with Grinagog in Torquay against the backdrop of the stunning English Rivieria.
For those of you familiar with the work of the infamous party man and Torquay native DJ Chris Tofu, you will know to expect only the biggest and brightest production, incredible performance’s and a whole host of weird and wonderful goings on. His award-winning Continental Drifts production team’s creations at Glastonbury’s Shangri La, Boomtown and Bestival have become some of the most exciting features on the UK festival scene.
What is a “Grinagog” you ask? Grinagog is an old Devonshire term for “someone who is perpetually smiling”. For us, the term refers to a party-starter, a good times-instigator, a mischief maker who revels in the joy of music and culture. See you by the sea!
Festival organiser DJ Chris Tofu talking ahead of Grinagog 2017 : “All my life, I’ve looked at Torquay and seen it as one humongous great festival site… with no mud! The place is like the ultimate festival venue, and I should know because I’ve started loads of festivals. I’m putting everything I possibly can into making an extremely diverse, cultural offering for young people in Torquay. We’re bringing together all the amazing promoters and cultural workers who are in the town and the surrounding area already into one big pot to create a cultural explosion that we hope can really be a place maker for this town.”