Cornwall comes alive in summer, the beaches look even more glorious (if a little busy!) and the county puts on one hell of a show when it comes to festivals. Whether you’re looking for something wild and bit weird, completely chilled near the sea or suitable for families – we’re sure you’ll find it. Get your tickets before they start selling out!
Leopallooza, Bude, 27 – 29th July, tickets from £100
Leopallooza Festival is a multi-award-winning, grass roots music festival that celebrates the very best in new, up-and-coming and established bands, artists and DJs within their bespoke festival site which is nestled in a hidden, tree-filled Cornish valley, just a few miles from the sea. Three days & nights, multiple stages, big names, free camping, family friendly, fairly priced bars… they really know how to throw a party. Tickets are on sale now and they offer a monthly pricing system. Previous acts have included The Cribs, Maximo Park, Gabrielle Aplin, Sunset Sons and Amber Run. Don’t miss out!
Knee Deep, secret location near Liskeard, 31st August – 2nd September, tickets from £55
Knee Deep Festival are set to return for they’re 7th year, after taking a break in 2017. The festival celebrates emerging talent across the arts in a super fun setting. 2 full days and nights. Totally non-profit and celebrating a DIY ethos. There will be food stalls, a licensed bar, and camping included in the price. Previous acts have included Whitney, Loyle Carner, Crows, Iglooghost, Jelani Blackman, Bullion, Mothers, Slugabed, Flamingods, Bizarre Rituals DJ, Cain and Ere Wax (DJS).
Port Elliot Festival, St Germans, 26 – 29th July, tickets from £170.00
Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other. When you go to Port Eliot, they welcome you as their guests. Their home is your playground for one magical weekend and nothing makes them happier than seeing you explore the Estate. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300-year-old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage, canoeing on the river, catching an intimate gig in the church, watching a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dancing ‘till the wee hours in the Boogie Round – their home is yours for the weekend.
The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, Callestick, 14 – 16th September, tickets from £40.00
The Little Orchard Cider and Music festival is into its 6th year! It’s a charming Cornish party with some big live bands, a groovy silent disco, BBC Introducing stage, camping and glamping, secret cider walks and cider tasting featuring a huge range of delicious ciders from across the UK plus lots, lots more. Perfect for the whole family.
Boardmasters Festival, 8 – 12th August, weekend tickets from £154.00
Boardmasters Festival brings you the very best in music, surf and entertainment, all set to the backdrop of stunning Cornish coastline. Their festival site sits on the cliff top at Watergate Bay, home to arguably the world’s best festival view. They play host to no less than twelve curated stages, with a collection of acts ranging from local acoustic talent, to mind-bending visual performers, to international headliners. You can also find some peace and quiet in their wellbeing area, relax in the eco spa, dine in The Wild Oyster restaurant and enjoy one of their many fabulous food stalls.
Looe Music Festival, Looe, 21st – 23rd September, weekend tickets from £89
Looe Music Festival is three days of superb live music in a magical setting on the stunning Cornish coast. A ‘grown-up’ music festival where camping isn’t a prerequisite, where you can visit for the day or the weekend, stay in comfort and eat like a king. For three days in September the little town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the show. Line up TBC
Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth, 8 – 10th June, tickets from £75
Tunes in the Dunes returns in 2018 for a unique three days of live music on Perranporth beach. This year they’re going all out with four epic stages to fuel your musical desires! Spread between the watering hole and the end of Perranporth beach, each stage will have it’s own atmosphere and unique acts performing over the weekend. Be prepared to be amazed by the massive Main Stage, support your favourite local Cornish acts & more huge acts on St.Piran’s Stage and dance all night long at the After Party Stage. There truly is something for everyone this year at Tunes in the Dunes!
The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier House, 1st – 3rd June, tickets from £80.00 inc camping
The Great Estate is the most rambunctious Garden Féte! Expect major international headline acts, a mix of comedy, theatre, music and the arts, all within the beautiful grounds of Scorrier Estate. Look out for their vintage fairground, woodland silent disco, secret gin garden, burlesque sessions, Madame Wong’s House of Wrong, classical corner, Billy Bob’s Hidden Moonshine Bar, glamping, hot tubs, Captain Inkus Tattoo Parlour, the Swamp Circus and many more.
Tropical Pressure Festival, Porthtowan, 13 – 15th July, weekend adult ticket £85.00
Tropical Pressure Festival 2018 – a celebration of the musical beats of Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean! The 5th annual Tropical Pressure Festival will definitely not disappoint lovers of tropical music from around the globe. Building on the success of previous years 2018 will feature even more legendary musicians, new collaborations, new performance spaces and cultural experiences to satisfy the first time festival goer right through to those with the keenest of musical taste… all whilst still retaining the friendly, beautiful and intimate atmosphere it is so well known for.