POSTER CHILD, EMPIRE OF FOOLS, HUMANITARIANS, NICKY SWANN, STEVE CRADOCK, OWEN PENRICE, THESE REIGNING DAYS, LUCKY GUY and the CHANCERS
THE regatta's most ambitious music programme to date delivered quality and variety from start to finish.
The opening night saw local duo Poster Child prove just why they are gathering a big following with an acoustic set.
Empire of Fools turned up the volume and drew the crowds with their own mix of covers and original songs, while the Humanitarians brought unprecedented levels of dancing to Paignton Green with a lively set. The fact that their original songs sound as familiar as their covers shows just how good a live act they are.
Nicky Swann treated a sun-soaked Sunday afternoon crowd to gorgeous songs from her two solo albums.
Tuesday's fireworks night crowd started large for the appearance of Steve Cradock and Friends and grew rapidly through the evening.
The Ocean Colour Scene frontman was joined by his band for a sublime set that included music from his own solo albums and finished with a tribute to Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes, who died the day before.
Owen Penrice carried on where he left off at the Herald Express Big Bang Torbay Carnival gig, charming the crowd with songs including the excellent self-penned Python.
These Reigning Days played on either side of the fireworks display and whipped the crowd into a frenzy with some of the songs that have made them the West Country's top rock act of the moment.
All the singles got an airing, but the best song of the night was the as-yet unreleased Satellite.
Lucky Guy and the Chancers brought good-time rockabilly to the Green on the final day of regatta, and had another sunshine crowd jiving around the arena.