More music - plus food - has been announced for Port Eliot Festival, which takes place at St Germans in south east Cornwall between Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th July 2017.
The newly confirmed acts are St Etienne, Bombino, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Fumaca Preta, Duke Garwood, Hooton Tennis Club, H.Hawkline, Selfie Boy, Jeb Loy Nichols, Girl Ray, Son Of Dave, Richard Walters, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Bookshop Band, Louis Eliot, Jim Causley, Jalen N'Gonda, Tom Rogerson, The Honey Hahs, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, The Orielles, Martha Tilston, Wurlitza, Soulworks, Beating Heart, Yazmin Lacy, Ashton Jones, Red River Dialect, Simon Fisher Turner, Britain, Flamingods, Daniel Bachman, Eric Chenaux, Nathan Ball, Heavenly Jukebox, 78 RPM Orchestra, and 77:78.
On the Flower and Fodder Stage and in the House’s Georgian Big Kitchen there's a celebration of food and drink as chefs, speakers, cooks, writers, brewers and growers bring skills and flavours to the ancient Cornish estate, and includes Jack Adair Bevan who'll teach the audience how to make a fine vermouth, Isabel and Julian Bannerman, Miguel Barclay, Aaron Bertelsen, Tom Parker Bowles, Katy Davidson - The Oyster Lady, Mark Devonshire, Gizzi Erskine, Matthew Fort, Ross Geach, Neal’s Yard café's Alex Hely-Hutchinson, Alex Mackay, Thomasina Miers, Sean O’Neill, founder of Polpo Russell Norman, Nathan Outlaw, Rose Prince, Claire Ptak, Ed Smith, writer and chef Claire Thomson on family cooking, Blanche Vaughan, Anthony Warner, Murphy Williams, and historical tarts with Regula Ysewijn.
These join the previously confirmed acts which include singer-songwriter Nick Lowe; Kate Stables’s highly acclaimed This Is The Kit; Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Michèle Roberts; best-selling food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine; Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s cosmic combination A Love from Outer Space; lauded standup, BBC comedy hit and endearingly mild-mannered social campaigner Tom Wrigglesworth; songwriting craftsman Chris Difford; Stephen Duffy-powered treasures The Lilac Time; Cornish gem of a restaurateur Nathan Outlaw; and multi award-winning writing sensation, Eimear McBride. Please see the line-up page for the names, and the news items for further info.
Set in the same location as the legendary Elephant Fayre of the seventies and eighties, the festival started up as the Eliot Lit Fest early in the millennium and, in the 13 years years of its existence, has grown to offer a rich diversity of arts and entertainment encompassing music, literature, poetry, comedy, film, art, and more.
Tickets are priced at £165 each (please note there's an additional booking fee).
Child aged 14 to 17 years inclusive tickets are priced at £100, tickets for children aged 8 to 13 years inclusive are priced at £70, and children aged 7 years and under can attend for free. A campervan pass is £60 with £40 for an electric hook up. Car parking £10.
Family options and day tickets are also on sale.
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