The first acts have been announced for next year's Port Eliot Festival held between Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th July 2014 in the grounds of the Earl of St Germans Cornish estate at Port Eliot in Cornwall.
Stage curators Caught By The River bring their “antidote to indifference” back for a fifth year welcoming musicians, writers, poets, artists and more to their stage on the banks of the River Tiddy.
Their line-up will include Gruff Rhys, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Andrew Weatherall, Don Letts, Ben Watt, Viv Albertine , John Andrews, Will Atkins, Patrick Barkham, Richard Benson, Tim Dee, Kurt Jackson, Matthew & Me, Ceri Levy, Jeb Loy Nichols, The Rails (Kami Thompson, & James Walbourne), Charles Rangeley-Wilson, Chris Watson, Pete Fowler, Matt Sewell, Michael Smith and Andrew Weatherall present Unreal City, Rob St John, Cheryl Tipp (British Library), Geoff Travis, Roy Wilkinson’s Music & Nature Quiz, Love L.U.V., Emma Warren, Melissa Harrison, Neil Sentance, Malcolm Anderson, Trevor Cox, Mathew Clayton, Lux Harmonium, and The R.G. Morrison.
Also confirmed to return are festival regulars The Caught by the River Antidote Hour, Devon Folkore Tapes, Ted Kessler presents – My Old Man, Stephen Parker, Heavenly Jukebox (DJ set), and on Thursday live music and DJs curated by Totnes' Drift Record Shop.
Set in the very same location as the legendary Elephant Fayre, back in the Seventies and Eighties, the festival started up as the Eliot Lit Fest early in the millennium and offers a rich diversity of arts and entertainment encompassing music, literature, poetry, comedy, film and art.
The full line-up will be announced in February.
The early bird offer has ended. Weekend tickets are priced at £165 for adults, £70 for children (aged 8-15 years inclusive), tickets for children and under 8 years old are free. A Friday day ticket for adults is priced at £40, a Saturday ticket is priced at £60, and Sunday is priced at £50. Child tickets are priced at £25, £35, and £30 respectively. Campervan tickets are priced at £50 per pitch. Booking fees must be added. Weekend tickets can also be secured with a £82.50 deposit.
Port Eliot is a combination of books, music, fashion, film, food, wildlife, water and conversations set around the ancient and beautiful stately home and mediaeval
monastery at St Germans in south-east Cornwall.
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