Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:32pm

GEMFEST is an indoor festival in March raising money for Brain Tumour UK/The Brain Tumour Charity.

The festival will be divided into 2 sections.

The daytime is a family orientated event and will be free of charge to attend. There will be a performing arts workshops (some of which need to be prebooked), arts and crafts, storytelling, stalls, films, facepainting, games, competitions and more. Some activities have a small charge to cover costs but most of it is free. This will run from 12-5pm.

The evening runs from 6pm-2am and will be tickets only.

There will be 2 music stages with both local and national up and coming performers and a variety of genres. The main stage will finish up with an amazing live electronic act with live projection mapped visuals. DJ’s will also be running simultaneously on the terrace until 2am.

There will be additional entertainment elsewhere in the building including magic, comedy and films so there really is something for everyone.

Everyone involved has offered their time and skills absolutely free. All profits will go to Brain Tumour UK/The Brain Tumour Charity.

For further information on the event or if you would like to be involved, please contact Gemma or Susan at You can also contact them here if you are interested in booking any of the performance arts workshops being held during the day.

A full list of the line up is available on the website

Follow the event on twitter @gemfestexeter.

Tickets are £12 each in advance and will be £15 on the door.

The line up includes:

Main Stage

An Earth Without People – Live Electronic Act with live projection mapped visuals.
Northern Uproar – Rock Band from Manchester
Jabbrock – Dub/Funk/Reggae
The Fabulous Beaver Brothers – Lively, funky covers of favourite tunes
Mozura – An acoustic Alt/Blues trio
Raining Globe – Local Indie Rock
The Acolytes – Local Acoustic Outfit

Voodoo Lounge

Jake Morley – Singer/songwriter
Antonio Lulic – Singer/Songwriter from London with help Of John Parker (Nizlopi) on the Double Bass
Sarah Howells from Paper Aeroplanes – Solo performance
Sound of Sirens – Acoustic Duet
Rev Hammer – Local Singer/Songwriter
Cydney Brown – Local Singer/Songwriter
Brian Monahan – Pianist

The Terrace

Sonic Jim
Matt Vinyl
Ben McGowan
Iain McKenzie
Tom Greenwell
Count Vanderhoff and Noisemonkey

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Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter

Event Date

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:00pm