Brilliant Entertainment for Porthleven Food and Music Festival
PUBLISHED: 14:36 23 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:04 20 February 2013
Once again the Lime Kiln on Porthleven Harbour is being prepared for the temporary music stage which goes up every year for this hugely popular food and music festival on Saturday April 9th, involving the whole village
Once again the Lime Kiln on Porthleven Harbour is being prepared for the temporary music stage which goes up every year for the bands, the entertainers and the Fancy Dress Awards; just a small part of this hugely popular food and music festival on Saturday April 9th, involving the whole village.
The entertainment line-up this year is fantastic, thanks to our brilliant compere for the day, Viv Robertson, said Macushla Cannell who has been working with Viv to put together the programme of buskers and bands. Musicians we dont usually get to hear, like the great reggae band GT Moore and his Irie Vibes, and Heron, with a line-up who between them have played with Status Quo, Fairport Convention and David Bowie.
Opening the show at 10am, Porthleven Town band march down the harbour to the Lime Kiln and take first spot. Also playing are: Donkey Work, Men the Devil, the massed voices of Fifty Degrees and of course the Cornish Wurzells. This line-up is followed by the ever popular Bobbys Helmet. Then in the evening in the Main Marquee are the Cadgwith Singers with old Cornish Songs which everyone is encouraged to join in, followed by Not the Beatles playing until 9 pm.
If this isnt enough, says Macushla, we have Samba Celtica leading the fancy dress parade, the platinum award-winning Helston School Jazz Orchestra in the circus Big Top on the playing fields, along with Helston College rock band and Music Academy and Ocean Academy of Dance, Sweet Flava Hip Hop, Swamp Circus and Da Levies. Then there are assorted buskers, cloggers and morris dancers playing the length of the Harbourside. Theres so much going on.
Porthleven Food, Music and Young Persons Festival is the first festival of the Cornish Year and once again, organisers have been able to keep it free for those attending. Last year it attracted 11,000 people from all over Cornwall and upcountry. Four weeks to go, and counting, says Macushla.
For more details see: http://www.porthlevenfoodfestival.co.uk/