The diverse Port Eliot Festival, which encompasses music, literature, poetry, comedy, film and art, and more, and which takes place in the park and woodlands of the ancient Port Eliot estate, St Germans, Cornwall from Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th July 2018 has revealed the first act for next year.
With the festival's Thursday becoming a full day of music at the Caught by the River stage and across the other festival stages and venues, topping the bill on the Thursday on the Caught by the River Stage will be Baxter Dury. More details of the line-up will be revealed in the New Year.
Festival co-founder, Catherine St Germans, said, "We were planning to wait until the New Year for one big line-up announcement but couldn’t wait to share the news of our first headliner. Baxter Dury’s live performances are gripping and we are already finding it hard to wait until he takes to the Caught by the River stage with his band at St Germans. Caught by the River is one of the great institutions of Port Eliot – they’ve been an important part of the festival for years now – and it’s always a treat for us when their line-up starts to emerge. Thursday’s line-up is only available to weekend ticket holders - no day tickets are on sale - so it is well worth booking an extra day off and getting here for the full experience."
Jeff Barrett, co-founder of Caught by the River, said, "Without revealing too much too soon, there’s going to be a lot more live music on our stage this year. Now Baxter Dury has confirmed - how great is that! Miami is single of the year for me - we’re working on a strong supporting cast for Thursday, so definitely take this as a heads-up and make sure to be in the queue as the gates open. Saturday night is already shaping up to be pretty wild and adventurous as usual - think The Comet is Coming last year and the shock and awe of Bo Ningen in 2015 - but more about that later..."
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £170
young person weekend: £105
child (aged 8-13) weekend: £75
infant (aged 0-7) weekend: free but needs ticket.
Day tickets are also available.
Port Eliot Festival wanders from words and music to fashion and food and on to science, wellbeing, art, film, comedy, food, and many places in between and far beyond.
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