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New Festival Launched in Cornwall

February 14, 2017

 

The organisers behind Cornwall’s Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival have announced the launch of a new festival, The Great Estate, which will take place on Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June 2017. Set in the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House, the event will combine music, art, food, comedy and fashion.

 

Surrounded by 450 acres of beautiful countryside and embodying an important part of Cornish history, Scorrier House provides the perfect location for a summer party. Nestled within old walled gardens, wild meadows and ancient woodland, The Great Estate will burst to life for three days of magic, mystery and unexpected happenings.

 

Ian Whittaker, Festival Director, comments: “We are hugely excited to reveal the launch of The Great Estate. It has been four years in the making and so reaching this point to announce its official launch is an incredible feeling. The festival is shaping up to be something very special and there are lots of different surprises in store throughout the weekend. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first year of festival guests through the gates. Expect the unexpected!”

 

The Great Estate’s first music line-up plays host to a string of exciting acts including Echo and the Bunnymen, Electric Swing Circus, The Showhawk Duo, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Tankus The Henge and Uncle Frank (Fun Lovin Criminals).  

 

For partygoers looking to control their own music mix, a winding pathway will lead eager revelers to a secret forest glade where the Woodland Silent Disco can be found hidden amongst the trees. Playing until the wee hours, DJ’s will battle it out spinning the best in pop, rock and club classics.

 

Glitz, glamour and risqué happenings await guests in Madame Wong's House of Wrong. From dazzling cabaret and flamboyant burlesque, to fire dancing and sword swallowing, the weird and wonderful blend adds a unique element to this diverse new festival.

 

There will also be a spa area, called The Sanctuary. Offering head-to-toe pampering with treatments, festival-goers can unwind in wood-fired hot tubs or indulge in a relaxing massage. Holistic healers will also be on hand throughout the weekend providing reiki, sound bath healing, tarot reading and crystal healing. Sleepy heads can kick-start the day with invigorating morning yoga sessions or gently ease tired minds through guided meditation classes.

 

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be bringing a carefully curated vintage marketplace to The Great Estate this June. This shopping phenomenon offers a selection of vintage, re-worked and hand made stalls so fashion lovers can shop everything from 50s florals to 80s brights.

 

Catering for toddlers through to teens, The Playground is a fun packed area dedicated to entertaining young festival-goers across the weekend. Filled with fairground rides, bouncy castles, workshops and stalls, kids will be spoilt for choice with dream catcher making sessions, forestry workshops, face painting, circus skills training and storytelling.

 

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.greatestatefestival.co.uk 

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