Keep your eyes peeled for these 5 festivals in Cornwall this year

January 27th, 2017

If you are someone who is always dreaming of summer and can’t wait for festival season to kick off again, then you may want to keep reading.

A growing music scene in Cornwall has led to more and more festivals taking place in the region, as well as allowing others that have been around for years to continue growing year on year.

So, if a dreary day in January is getting you down, get your festival diary out and pencil in the dates listed below:

Eden Sessions – June 16th and July 6th

If there’s one musical performance that is bound to attract big names to Cornwall, Eden Sessions at The Eden Project is at the forefront, and they have just announced two big names for 2017.

The first to appear at the Sessions is Madness, who will be bringing their (green)House of Fun to Kernow on Friday 16th June. The next act to have been announced is Bryan Adams, famous for hits such as (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and Run To you, who will appear on Thursday 6th July.

Tunes In The Dunes – June 30th to July 2nd

Since it started in 2015, the festival on Perranporth beach – just a short distance from our luxury Cornish cottages – has attracted big names, including Status Quo and Dizzee Rascal.

None of the headliners have been announced so far this year, but with Billy Ocean, Example and KT Tunstall due to appear, it looks like being another star-studded event.

Tropical Pressure – July 14th to 16th

Mount Pleasant Eco park, located near Porthtowan, is the venue for this diverse festival which celebrates the cultures of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Currently, no details for the 2017 instalment have been released apart from the date, so keep your eyes peeled.

Bands In The Sands – July 21st

Having a festival on a beach next door to the only bar in the UK that is actually on the sand is something pretty unique, and that is just what you will experience at Bands In The Sands in Perranporth, the sister festival of Tunes In The Dunes.

Last year saw big names such as Scouting For Girls, Seal, Billy Ocean and the Darkness all perform. This year’s instalment will see UK punk rockers The Stranglers perform, with many more acts due to be revealed soon.

St Ives September Festival – September 9th to 23rd

The 2017 St Ives September Festival is set to stage three Super Saturdays in succession after signing up three highly-acclaimed award winners from the British folk music scene. The successive Saturdays will see The John McCusker Band, Cornish group The Changing Room and singer Cara Dillon all appearing at the town’s Guildhall.

The John McCusker Band are the big name for the opening day of the Festival on 9th September, with The Changing Room in the middle Saturday 16th. Irish singer Cara Dillon will then bring the 15-day Festival to a close on Saturday 23rd.

All three acts have featured prominently at the annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, so this one cannot be missed if you are a fan of the British folk music scene. More performers and events are due to be announced in the coming weeks, but expect to see jazz, blues, film, theatre, walks, talks and art events to all figure on the billing.

The beauty of these music events is that they are all located so close to our holiday cottages, meaning you can enjoy all of the music and events on offer, but return at the end of the day to a nice cosy bed, rather than battling the outdoors in your tent!