NEWQUAY MUSIC & ALE FESTIVAL 2016

PUBLISHED: 11:18 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:33 30 August 2017

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The much-anticipated November festival returns to Fore Street bigger & better than ever 

Newquay Music & Ale Festival will hit Fore Street on Friday 25th - Sunday 27th November 2016 for a three-day party fusing live music, themed fancy dress nights and a variety of locally brewed ales. The annual event is set to be the biggest yet, with a string of major headline acts taking to the stage across the weekend. With marquee doors opening from 10am through to 11pm each day, festival revelers can expect a fun filled weekend for all the family.

Kicking off the festive season, the Music & Ale Festival will take prime position in the Fore Street Car Park overlooking Newquay’s historic Harbour. Supported by the Newquay Business Improvement District (BID), the winter party expects to welcome hundreds of festival guests over the course of the weekend.

Headlining Friday’s celebrations, Mad Dog Mcrea are set to entertain party-goers with their infectious melodies spanning folk rock, gypsy jazz and Irish. Never failing to get a crowd to their feet, this fun loving band are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. Other confirmed acts for Friday evening include Kernow King and Emerald, with further artists to be announced.

Giving fans the chance to relive the Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show will take to the stage on Saturday night for a feel good party style concert that will feature chart-topping hits including Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen. Having sold out prestigious theatres across the UK, this authentic show has wowed crowds around the world, from Europe to East Africa. Other acts scheduled for Saturday night include Love Gap, and an 80’s set from DJ Piers. Partygoers are encouraged to wear fancy dress with the promise of prizes for the best costume.

Easing festival revellers into a relaxed Sunday session, guests can expect to see performances from Ben Ottewell from Gomez, Belfast Busker, Cyderfex and Ten Bob Notes.

Organised by Quick Panda Productions, Event Director Ben Hall comments:“We’re really excited for this year's event, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever yet continue to have that community feel. Having been involved in the festival for three years, we felt it was time to take it to the next level and book some popular headline acts and create a standout event for the town. This year’s performances span a variety of different genres and so there should be something to satisfy everyone’s musical taste. Guests can enjoy free entrance throughout the day to make the most of the craft fair, food stalls and abundance of local ales and ciders.”

Tickets are now on sale with prices starting from £5 (excl. booking fee). For further information and to purchase tickets please visit

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