The first acts including headliners revealed for the diverse Port Eliot Festival, which takes place in the park and woodlands of the Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall from Thursday 25th and Sunday 28th July 2019.
The Caught By The River stage will have it's biggest Thursday yet of performances, topped by New Zealander Aldous Harding. On Friday the headliner is BEAK>, it's Stealing Sheep on Saturday, and closing on Sunday will be The Orielles (pictured above). On the same stage over the weekend there's also Dutch 4-piece Pip Blom, the pounding rave tunes of Gabe Gurnsey, electronic pop from International Teachers Of Pop, a collaboration called 'Chalk Hill Blue from Will Burns & Hannah Peel, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tiny Ruins, post punkers Working Men's Club, as well as music authority Jon Savage in conversation with poet Lavinia Greenlaw about his new oral history of Joy Division, 'This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else'.
In the Church there's cult hero Robyn Hitchcock, plus Andy Burrows, and Ed Harcourt, while other musical acts are Paul Simonon, Dan Donovan, Madalitso, James Yorkston, Earl Okin, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, and David Hepworth.
For music after dark hiding within a hedge deep in the woods there's the Boogie Round. Once inside, you’ll discover that it’s loud from dark ‘til dawn with DJs including The Beating Heart, Pete Fowler, Off the Corner (one of BBC 6Music DJ Gilles Peterson’s favourite labels of 2018) and ... a MASSIVE REGGAE SOUND SYSTEM which will help you find the correct hedge!
Other entertainments include an exploration of 21st century occult poetry with Dr Rebecca Tamas, Rachael Allen, Will Harris and AK Blakemore; an hour in the company of wildlife, soundscape recordist (and founding member of Cabaret Voltaire) Chris Watson; and Luke Turner will explore his acclaimed new book, 'Out of the Woods', with musical accompaniment from Spaceship Mark. Elsewhere, Will Ashon, will discuss his new book, Chamber Music a forensic examination of the Wu Tang Clan’s 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'.
Port Eliot Festival Director, Poppy Handy, said, "We are excited to reveal the first names for 2019. The festival is as much a relaxed platform for experimentation for our artists as much as it is a place of escapism and discovery for our audience. Port Eliot is probably best summed-up by the feeling that takes hold of you as you step on to the site and realise that your toughest decisions for the next few days will involve which lovely meal to choose, whether to settle down by the river with a pint of Sharp’s Doom Bar or sit down for a chat with a fashion legend or throw yourself around to a band that you love. It’s a tough life at Port Eliot. If you’ve been before, you’ll know just what we mean; if not, come and enjoy it with us. It’ll take years off you!"
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £175
young person weekend: £105
child (aged 8-13) weekend: £75
infant (aged 0-7) weekend: free but needs ticket.
live-in vehicle / park & camp: £70
car park: £20
day tickets also available.
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