A brand new festival will introduce an unusually large Liverpudlian contingent to the sunny pastures of the Cornish countryside this summer. Brought to you by the organisers behind Cornwall’s Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, the first installment of The Great Estate will take place on Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June.
Post-punk neo-psych new-wavers Echo and the Bunnymen will headline Saturday night while space-bum turned funk and soul DJ supremo Craig Charles will curate Sunday’s shenanigans, featuring appearances from Uncle Frank and The Renegade Brass Band, while also unleashing his very own trunk of funk on the turntables.
Nestled within old walled gardens, wild meadows and ancient woodland, the event will also showcase art, comedy and fashion as the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House burst to life for three days of magic, mystery and unexpected happenings!
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Ian Whittaker, Festival Director, comments: “We are hugely excited to reveal the launch of The Great Estate. It has been four years in the making and so reaching this point to announce its official launch is an incredible feeling. The festival is shaping up to be something very special and there are lots of different surprises in store throughout the weekend. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first year of festival guests through the gates. Expect the unexpected!”
The far south-westerly reaches of the UK may seem like an unlikely setting to enjoy your favourite big-name artists. But with summer festivals like Tropical Pressure bringing the best in African, Latin and Carribean vibes and Port Eliot, Boardmasters and Tunes in the Dunes all boasting their share of renowned headliners, Cornwall has become something of a hotspot for open-air antics over recent years.
The Electric Swing Circus and The Showhawk Duo are among the other acts performing over the weekend with many more to be announced, including Friday’s headline act.