Every year in January, a property hidden away in the South West town of Karridale transforms into a strange and wonderful circus and music celebration.
The Karnidale Circus Festival is an epic two-day camping adventure, which brings together some of the most incredible performers on the planet. The festival opened its big top over 15 years ago, when juggler, unicyclist and comedian Matt ‘Fatso’ Yates turned his dreams into action. Yates scouted the South West for the perfect plot of land, eventually discovering ten-acres, which he spent years developing into the perfect festival site.
“I used to live in England, and when I was growing up, I was inspired by the old English folk festivals and some of the larger festivals like Glastonbury,” Yates says.