Bear Grylls has revealed the first announcement for August 2021’s Gone Wild Festival. This new, action packed family festival is set to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend in the sweeping grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter.

Having survived in some of the most wild places on earth, and inspired millions of people to love the outdoors, Bear Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure. The Gone Wild festival aims to give those with a thirst for excitement the ultimate family adventure experience.

From the Fields have been appointed to manage partnerships, and will oversee the sponsor procurement and activation through the festival’s campaign and on the weekend itself.

The festival schedule is packed with a range of fun activities, including kayaking on the Exe Estuary, wild swimming in the lake, BMF (Be Military Fit) family and group workouts, a purpose built obstacle course, abseiling, quad biking 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 camouflage.

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

As the sun goes down over the castle, festival goers will be able to enjoy healthy, 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 along with well-known comedians, and hear amazing adventure stories around the campfire.

“After such a difficult year for so many people around the world, Gone Wild is the Festival you’ve been hoping for. It’s a chance for families to reconnect and get outdoors in a fun, safe adventure environment. We’re all about amazing experiences shared together. Powderham Castle, in Devon is such a spectacular setting for this and I can’t wait to join everyone for a weekend of fun, adventure activities, making some epic memories, and all supporting the inspiring work of the Royal Marines charity.” – Bear Grylls

Activities over the four day festival will include;

  • Live music and stand-up comedy
  • Talks from special guests from the world of adventure and exploration, including Bear
  • 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
  • Kids 1 mile fun run
  • Specially designed adventure obstacle course
  • Tranquil yoga sessions
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • Target archery
  • Battle archery games
  • Knife and axe throwing
  • Fire lighting
  • Camp fire cooking
  • Water filtering
  • Trap setting
  • Shelter building

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 inspiring, veteran-led project that can help empower so many families in the UK who love adventure and want to support the armed forces”– Bear Grylls

Tickets for Gone Wild 2021 are on sale now here

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