New festival is highlight of Royal William Yard calendar

Royal William Yard in Plymouth will hold its first Royal William Yard Festival (May 27-28), showcasing West Country music and food.

Classic cars, motor bikes and boats will provide the backdrop for six performance stages at the historic ex-naval yard.

The attraction has more events planned for 2017 than ever before, as it gears up for the international Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020.

Returning to the Yard will be the giant ‘screen on the green’ for Wimbledon between (July 3-16) and the Weekend of Wonders (September 9-10).

Jim Pascoe, Royal William Yard events manager, said: “We’ve made sure all our popular annual events return but this year there will be even more to see and do.

“Our new Royal William Yard festival really will celebrate everything Devon and Cornwall has to offer.

“From wonderful waterside living to great food, wine and musical talent, the festival will represent the best of the West Country and will have something for everyone to enjoy.”

The Grade I buildings are home to cafes, bars, restaurants, a museum, art galleries, offices and residential spaces.

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