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Best Music Festivals in Cornwall this Summer

Summer finally appears to be on its way, as temperatures rise and new colourful buds bloom on the Cornish hedgerows. So, there's no better time to start planning your summer than with a stay at one of our beautiful self-catering cottages in Cornwall. Plan a break with the whole family, or book a weekend for a special occasion with a loved one. And, while you're in Cornwall, why not visit one of the fantastic music festivals taking place this summer? From Cornish folk and acoustic, to funky beats and soulful tunes, there's a festival to suit everyone. Here's our guide to music festivals in Cornwall this summer:


The Great Estate

Scorrier Estate, Redruth

1st – 3rd June 2018

This fantastic festival is now in its second year following its success in 2017. Full of weird and wonderful eclectic acts and entertainment, this family-friendly event is one of Cornwall's most unique festivals. There's a vintage fairground, woodland silent disco, secret gin garden, burlesque sessions, performances from the Swamp Circus, Madame Wong's House of Wrong, classical corner, Billy Bob's Hidden Moonshine Bar, glamping, and hot tubs. The festival is full of comedy, theatre, arts, and performance from international acts – and all set within the beautiful natural grounds of Scorrier Estate.


Tunes in the Dunes


8th – 10th June 2018

Taking place on the beach in Perranporth, this festival has seen the likes of Tom Jones, Tom Odell and Dizzee Rascal grace the stage. This year, Pixie Lott, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin, Fisherman's Friends, UB40, The Wurzels, Hoosier, Protoje and many more will be taking to the stages. Set within a picturesque coastal location, there’s no better place to enjoy fantastic music whilst watching the sun go down.


Port Elliot Festival

St Germans

26th – 29th July 2018

Taking place in the magnificent grounds of the Port Elliot Estate in St Germans, this family-friendly festival celebrates outdoor adventures, arts, music, food and wellness. This year's musical line-up includes We Are Muffy, Nathan Ball, William the Conqueror, Gwenno, Chris Difford, Halo Maud, Jalen N'Gonda and The Grahams. Taking to the comedy stage will be Shappi Khorsandi, Kernow King and Arthur Smith, and there will be talks by Robert Webb, Billy Bragg, and Molly Naylor. With workshops, circus acts, chef demonstrations, and yoga, there's something for everyone.

Just 40 mins from Polruan if you wanted to visit the festival during the day and return to one of our cosy cottages!
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8th – 12th August 2018

This renowned surf and music festival has been taking place in Newquay since 1981, and over the decades it has evolved into one of Cornwall's leading festivals. Taking place on the cliff’s edge in Watergate Bay, with competitive surfing events on Fistral Beach, the festival has hundreds of musical acts. This year’s line-up includes The Chemical Brothers, George Ezra, Rag'n'Bone Man, Editors and Catfish and the Bottlemen. There's also comedy, acoustic sets, yoga, hot tubs, massages and workshops.


Looe Music Festival


21st – 23rd September 2018

With a main stage on the beach and music in multiple venues across the harbour and fishing town of Looe, this music festival is a fantastic way to end the summer. This year, you'll see performances from The Correspondents, PP Arnold, The Stranglers, The Waterboys, Bev Lee Harling, and many more. There are multiple food and drink stalls, as well as late night parties in venues across Looe after the festival.

Just 25 mins from Polruan if you wanted to visit the festival during the day and return to one of our cosy cottages!
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