During these warmer months many tranquil Cornish locations come alive with vibrant festivals merging art, music and culture, but with so many on offer, how do you know which ones are worth a visit? Read on to find out more about our top five festivals that you can’t miss this summer…
A seaside venue like no other, Lusty Glaze in Newquay is a truly picturesque location featuring jaw dropping cliffs and unforgettable sunsets. Offering a bar and restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner served by the sea and varied wedding packages for those looking to get married in the sand, Lusty Glaze is much more than your average bar. This July they will host one of their largest events to date; Morcheeba. The 90’s trip-pop band will headline their Sunday 22nd July Sundowner Session, channelling an ultra-relaxed atmosphere and summery vibe on one of our favourite beaches in our hometown of Newquay. This is an event not to be missed in Cornwall’s 2018 live music calendar.
The following weekend, immerse yourself in a truly magical festival experience for all the family, nestled in St Germans, Cornwall. Port Eliot Festival is a truly unique spectacle, originating in 1981 as the Elephant Fayre with the strong vision of integrating all forms of art, the festival has evolved from its early days into a unique weekend of adventure celebrating music, fashion, film, literature, food, well being and much, much more. Held from 26th- 29th July in an estate which has been owned by the Eliot family for around 500 years, dress up and join in with a truly magnificent weekend guaranteed to exceed all expectations.
Kick starting August in style, next on our list is Boardmasters Festival, the famous surf and skate music festival for all the family, just a few miles up the road from Celtic & Co. HQ. Also introduced in 1981, Boardmasters aims to bring together like-minded individuals to dance through the night and explore the beaches by day with a shared appreciation for world class music and the beauty of the rugged Cornish coastlines. From its humble beginnings, the festival has transformed into one with passion, adventure and imagination at the heart of everything they do.
To start the first of two very special weekends in September, we begin with the Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival at Healey’s Cider Farm in Perranporth on the weekend of the 14th. Located at the home of Rattler, arguably one of the most favoured Cornish ciders, Little Orchard presents a weekend of fun for all the family. Offering a quirky line up of large and local music acts, alongside special events and a silent disco, enjoy a weekend like no other at this lively little North Cornwall Festival.
To round up our selection of top 5 festivals in Cornwall, we recommend completing your summer at the relatively new Looe Music Festival from the 21st to the 23rd of September. Described as a ‘grown-up’ festival in the realms of music, culture and entertainment, enjoy an upbeat and varied weekend. With the mainstage located on the beach and the rest of the festival spilling into the streets and nearby shops and businesses, it's the perfect opportunity to explore the town of Looe. Usually a quaint fishing port on the Cornish coast, watch as it comes alive during this annual event.