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It's Billy...and the Rats

By Herald Express  |  Posted: July 18, 2013

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SOUTH Devon's biggest music festival takes place this weekend, with Billy Bragg and the the Boomtown Rats and headlining Chagstock 2013.

Other bands on the mouth-watering line-up include Mystery Jets, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Willie and The Bandits, Ferocious Dog, Dizraeli and The Small Gods, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo, Crowns, Yes Sir Boss, Crazy Arm and Matthew & Me.

Comprising father-and-son combo Henry and Blaine Harrison, alongside William Rees and Kapil Traveldi, Mystery Jets were formed on Eel Pie Island when the boys were still at school.

Seven years and four albums later they are still delighting audiences around the world with hits including as Young Love and Two Doors Down.

Dizraeli and The Small Gods are currently making waves throughout the music world.

Hailing from Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complemented by the magnificent arrangements of her three-piece ensemble, The Red Clay Halo.

Emily is renowned for writing and recording the theme to the BBC One's Wallander, which won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award.

Chagstock is one of the Westcountry's best-loved festivals. Set in 45 acres of farmland on the northern edge of Dartmoor, it offers free entry for children under 12.

This year's fancy dress theme will be 'Circus'.

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