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THE GREAT ESTATE 2017

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 by

The Great Estate Festival is Cornwall’s newest summer festival, and takes place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June 2017 at Scorrier House, near Redruth.

Festival organiser, Quick Panda Productions, has described the event as the most rambunctious garden fête. Set in the beautiful grounds of Scorrier House, the event will combine music, art, food, comedy and fashion.

The magical walled gardens and peaceful wild meadows of the 450 acre estate will, for three days, be home to thousands of festival-goers, and be filled with music, laughter and fun.

Headlining the music are Echo and the Bunnymen, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, The Showhawk Duo, Daisy Clark and Electric Swing Circus.

They will be supported by other acts including Uncle Frank (Fun Lovin’ Criminals), Dr Meaker and Tankus The Henge, Hong Kong Ping Pong, The Sundowners, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and The Allergies, plus more to be announced.

Until the early hours, revellers can follow a winding pathway to a secret forest glade for the Woodland Silent Disco amongst the trees, and while you’re there, see if you can find the Secret Gin Garden.

Glitz, glamour and risqué happenings await guests in Madame Wong’s House of Wrong. Expect the weird and wonderful, from dazzling cabaret and flamboyant burlesque, to fire dancing and sword swallowing.

The onsite wellness area, The Sanctuary, offers spa treatments, massages, reiki, sound bath healing, tarot reading and crystal healing. Sign up for invigorating morning yoga sessions and guided meditation classes.

Kernow Springs are bringing their Wild Eco Spa to the festival, with wood-fired hot tubs, a sauna yurt and cosy Bedouin chill out lounge. You can even have a private Champagne party in a hot tub; booking in advance recommended.

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be bringing a carefully curated marketplace to the festival with a selection of vintage, re-worked and handmade fashion stalls. Judy will be joined by other stalls, including Dick Pearce, Little Boutique and Amanzi.

Other entertainment includes hot air balloon rides (tethered high above the ancient woodland), camel racing, Cornish wrestling and Swamp Circus.

As if that wasn’t enough, look out for the Tattoo Parlour, Vineyards of Babylon, Dead Beats Poetry Corner and Classical Corner.

Catering for toddlers through to teens, The Playground will be filled with fairground rides, bouncy castles, workshops and stalls.

Children will be spoilt for choice with dream catcher making sessions, forestry workshops, face painting, circus skills training, storytelling and a children’s silent disco.

Festival-goers won’t be going hungry, with the brilliant range of street food on offer. Stalls include Wild Food Kitchen, Craftworks, Woody’s Pizza, Thyme & Tide and Jumunjy Thai.

There’ll be bars dotted around the festival; hot and cold drinks, ice creams, churros and other treats will also be available.

There are various camping options for those wishing to stay for the weekend, including glamping in bell tents and Hobbit Huts, and campervans are allowed too. If you live nearby then why not cycle along the Bissoe Trail?

We can’t wait. This sounds like a superb addition to Cornwall’s summer festival calendar. See you there!

High Noon Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced from £71.50 (plus £3.50 booking fee). Entry is free for under 10’s.

For full details, including online ticket booking, visit greatestatefestival.co.uk. For news follow their Facebook page.

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