We’re back – The Playground for the New Economy Festival is returning for its third year. This time we are at our very own campus in Devon – the New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill!

Join us to for a unique three days of critical conversations, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, sustainable food, craft beer, and, of course, live music!

– Three-day ticket is £125 and includes full access to the festival and camping (in your own tent) at the festival campsite.

– Deposit ticket is £25 with the full amount payable by 25 May.

– Day tickets are available for entry for the full day (no accommodation) from £30.

Camping on-site is included with a 3-day festival ticket.

Additional on-site accommodation and glamping is available at extra cost.

Food & Drink

Food & drink available will be available to purchase on site.


– Check-in is from 12 midday on Tuesday 13 July.
– Check-out is by 5pm on Thursday 15 July.

(Earlier arrival is only permitted by prior arrangement.)

Festival Ticket

  • Critical conversations
  • Interactive workshops
  • Idea surgeries
  • Sustainable food
  • Local craft beer
  • and, of course, live music!
  • New ideas
  • Practical Solutions
  • Solidarity with others in the sector
  • Community leaders
  • Co-operators
  • Third sector organisations
  • Civil servants and local authorities
  • Anyone involved in setting up community-led solutions to today's crises

The Playground for the New Economy is hosted by Stir to Action, a nonprofit worker co-operative. Stir to Action launched in 2012 to increase democratic ownership in UK communities and workplaces, supported through magazine publishing, digital accelerators, online, regional, and residential training experiences, and economic development projects in partnership with local government and national institutions.

Location Details

Terms and Conditions


Refunds will only be made if a written notification is received more than four weeks before the festival date. Send written notification of cancellation via email to workshops@stirtoaction.com. For bookings cancelled four weeks or less before the event, no refund will be made other than in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the workshop facilitators. No refund will be made for non-attendance.


In the event of cancellation of a festival, all ticket fees paid will be reimbursed in full, but we are unable to reimburse any other costs that may be incurred. In the event that dates have to because of COVID-19 restrictions, ticket holders may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient. Should you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact the festival team.