A huge amount of music, comedy and speakers have been announced for the diverse Port Eliot Festival, which takes place in the park and woodlands of the Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall from Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th July 2018.
Performing on the Caught by the River stage will be Gwenno, Hannah Peel, Andrew Weatherall & Justin Robertson, 77:78, Nabihah Iqbal, Confidence Man, Anna Burch, and Teleman. They join the previously announced Baxter Dury, who will headline the stage on Thursday.
Brett Anderson, Brian Patten, Viv Albertine, Hollie McNish, Billy Bragg, Alex Langlands, Helen Pankhurst, Garth Jennings, Reni Eddo-Lodge, John Grindrod, and Backlisted Podcast will offer a variety of spoken word.
Also performing in various capacities will be:- Jack Stein, Anna Jones, Russell Norman, Stick in the Wheel, Murray Lachlan Young, The Glass Aisle, Iain Sinclair, Zoe Adjonyoh, Luke Wright, Rosy Carrick, Travis Elborough, Dads on Drugs, Eleanor Tiernan, Royal Sounds, Tishani Doshi, Dave Haslam, David Bramwell, Creatures, Erland Cooper, Halo Maud, Jim Ghedi, Kayo Chingonyi, Snapped Ankles, and Lola, Cradle of Flamenco.
The co-director of Port Eliot Festival, Louis Eliot, commented on the announcement:
“This is just the start; an early smattering of the artists, bands, wordsmiths, chefs, poets and uncategorisable characters that you already love or soon will. It’s tricky to pick out personal highlights, but the prospect of seeing Brian Patten alongside Hollie McNish on our poetry stage, in only its second year, is a great one. We are excited to announce the debut of the Fashion Foundation, the pocket Port Eliot that is Wildlings Wood and the biggest opening day of music since we began fifteen years ago. The build-up starts now – jump in, get planning and see you in Cornwall in July.”
The festival will also feature flying trapeze shows, astronomy walks and talks, wild swimming, axe throwing, a circus school, film, workshops, well-being, stand-up paddleboarding, and much more.
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 and campervan passes are also available.
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