Gone Wild Festival in Exeter, Devon with Bear Grylls

A fantastic sounding 4 day festival is coming to Devon in August 2021. It’s a brand new idea that combines music, comedy and lots of outdoor activities. The Gone Wild Festival has been developed by a former Royal Marine, Oliver Mason who has partnered with Bear Grylls, the popular explorer and survival celebrity. Together they are creating immersive experiences that are designed to grow a love of adventure, the outdoors and being active amongst people of all ages.

A Packed Fun Festival Schedule

The festival schedule is packed with a range of fun activities, including kayaking on the Exe Estuary, Be Military Fit family group workouts, a purpose built obstacle course, abseiling and climbing. Expert instructors from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy will teach children and adults essential survival skills such as shelter building, fire lighting and campfire cooking. Gone Wild is a family friendly festival, aimed at adults and children aged 6 – 18.

The music stages will be headlined by a brilliant line up, including Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and the Ministry of Sound Orchestra.

Gone Wild Festival in Exeter music line-up

Festival Food and Drink

As the sun goes down over the castle, festival goers will be able to eat delicious locally sourced food from some of the finest chefs and street food vendors from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Then they can dance the night away to live music and DJs, laugh with well-known comedians, and share stories around the campfire.

Activities at the Gone Wild Festival will include;

Live music and stand-up comedy

Talks from special guests from the world of adventure and exploration, including Bear Grylls

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Powderham Lake

Open water group swimming in the Exe Estuary

Raft building and sailing on Powderham Lake

Outdoor fitness with Be Military Fit

5km and 10km morning runs around Powderham Estate

Specially designed adventure obstacle course


more activities

Kids 1 mile fun run

Tranquil yoga sessions

Climbing and abseiling

Target archery and battle archery games

Knife and axe throwing

Shelter building

Fire lighting

Camp fire cooking

Water filtering

Trap setting

Bear Grylls jumping action

Bear Grylls will be at the Festival

After a difficult year for so many people around the world, Gone Wild is the perfect event for families to experience adventures together at the stunning Powderham Castle, in Devon. I can’t wait to join everyone for a weekend of fun, great activities and making memories together. This is going to be so good!” – Bear Grylls

The RMA – Royal Marines Charity is the exclusive charitable partner of Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls. 10% of all proceeds from general admission tickets go directly to the charity to support serving and former Royal Marines and their families. The charity exists to help the entire Royal Marines family and are strong believers in once a Marine, always a Marine. They offer a range of services from financial assistance to advice on finding a second, meaningful career and anything in between.

As an honorary Lt Col in the Royal Marines I see this as such an amazing veteran led project that can inspire so many families in the UK who enjoy the link to the armed forces. This is why I’m so excited to support Gone Wild” – Bear Grylls

Gone Wild Festival in Exeter logo

Join Bear Grylls at the Gone Wild Festival on August Bank Holiday 2021. This new, action packed family festival is set to take place in the sweeping grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter.

Tickets are on sale and cover entrance to the festival, many of the activities and camping at Powderham. Click here for the link to tickets.