Port Eliot Festival is the original free-ranging festival of ideas, which draws an unmatchable collection of artists, musicians, writers, comedians, performers, thinkers, makers, protagonists, agitators and scribblers to one of the most beautiful corners of the country. This year’s Port Eliot Festival event will run from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July 2018 on the rolling park and woodland of the ancient estate at St Germans, on south east Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula.
Stages, tents, saloons and wooded glades are curated by the likes of The Idler Academy, Caught by the River and Lark’s Haven. The poetry stage, curated by Luke Wright and Rosy Carrick, cements Port Eliot’s place among the most significant homes for poetry of all UK festivals; the Ace of Clubs explodes with blues, soul, rock & roll, and, on occasion, opera; and the Park hosts the festival’s comedy and biggest bands.
Among the line-up this year are Baxter Dury, Gaz Coombes, Gwenno, Brett Anderson, Brian Patten, Viv Albertine, Hollie McNish, Billy Bragg, Insecure Men, Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine, Shappi Khorsandi, Andrew Weatherall & Justin Robertson, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Teleman, Jack Stein, Anna Jones, Russell Norman, The Como Mamas, Nabihah Iqbal, Stick in the Wheel, Arthur Smith, Nina Stibbe, Lucy Mangan, Viv Groskop, Jill Furmanovsky, Joe Dunthorne, Salena Godden, Blake Morrison, Youth, The Glass Aisle, Helen Pankhurst, David Keenan, Will Hodgkinson, Iain Sinclair with the Last London Band, Zoe Adjonyoh, Tom Wrigglesworth, Tony Law, Kernow King, George Egg, Luke Wright, Rosy Carrick, Alex Langlands, Travis Elborough, Hannah Peel, John Brown, Danny Goffey,Boy Azooga, Halo Maud, Dads on Drugs, Anna Burch, Confidence Man, BC Camplight, 77:78, Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Eleanor Tiernan, Tal National, Royal Sounds, London African Gospel Choir, Tishani Doshi, Dave Haslam, Garth Jennings, Reni Eddo-Lodge, David Bramwell, Creatures, Erland Cooper, Jim Ghedi, Kayo Chingonyi, Snapped Ankles, Backlisted Podcast, BFI, Cornwall Youth
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