Unmissable Music Events in Cornwall This Spring
It’s no secret that Cornwall becomes something of a magnet for musical talent and music fans alike during the spring and summer, when the whole region comes alive with a wave of epic events and fantastic festivals. So, if you’ve been eyeing up those family holiday cottages in Cornwall and needed just a little more excuse to travel this spring, check out any of the following and you’ll know you made the right decision:
Bude & Stratton Folk Festival - Bude 22 May – 25 May
There’s a time and a place for both rock and pop music, but when it comes to soaking up the real ambiance of Cornwall, there’s no beating a good folk concert! Each year, the Bude & Stratton Folk Festival features a variety of performances, dance displays and fabulous folk festivities in and around Bude, which in itself is more than worth spending a day or two!
Tunes in the Dunes – Perranporth 22 May – 24 May
If on the other hand you’d prefer something a little hotter and heavier, the bigger beach festival in the south comes back to Perranporth between May 22 and 24. This year, headline performances include Scouting for Girls, Tom Odell and the one and only Status Quo.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - Falmouth 12 June – 14 June
Heading in a totally different direction once again, there’s really no better way of soaking up the rich maritime history of Cornwall than revelling in a world-class maritime music festival. All the sea shanties you know and a whole bunch you don’t, all performed by the UK’s best and 100% free of charge.
Eden Sessions: Elton John & his band - St Austell 16 June – 17 June
For the first time in 30 years, Elton John is heading to Cornwall for a special night of incredible music at the Eden Project. One of the most incredible places in the UK with or without this kind of world-class act, the Eden Project really does make the most amazing venue for live music.
Eden Sessions Motorhead - St Austell 27 June
And if you’d prefer to check out something a little more intense, the one and only Motorhead are heading to the same Eden Project on June 26 for a night of hard rock revelry.
Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival - Newquay 05 August – 09 August
Last but not least, a notable nod has to go to the Newquay Boardmasters Festival which returns this summer between August 5 and 9. The world’s best surf, skate and music talent and a crowd exclusively populated by Newquay’s most beautiful people.