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Yesterday saw The Great Estate open its gates to the first wave of festival guests. Taking place at the prestigious Scorrier House, the diverse new event welcomed a string of exciting artists including Friday night headline act, Dr Meaker. With additional performances from Talulah Blue, The Correspondents and The Dodge Brothers, Tropical Pressure DJ’s kept the party going into the wee hours. Afternoon revelers got to unwind in the Secret Gin Garden, and those who required retail therapy took advantage of Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. Younger festival goers also made the most of the first day with face painting and the kid’s silent disco. With two more days of fun to be had, The Great Estate is looking forward to welcoming more festival revelers, and hosting English rock heroes Echo and the Bunnymen. For those wanting to join in with the celebrations, tickets are available online and onsite at the festival box office. For further information visit:

and 13 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Ticket To The Great Estate… 1. Echo and the Bunnymen are headlining festivities on Saturday evening so if you haven’t seen the English rock heroes live before, now is your chance. Famed for their album, Ocean Rain featuring hit single ‘The Killing Moon,’ their profound musical talent has influenced bands such as Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers. 2. Madame Wong’s House of Wrong – If the name doesn’t intrigue you enough then maybe the following will. Marvel at Talulah Blue as she performs a spectacle of feather and silk fan dancing, burlesque, hula hoop and fire eating. 3. Laugh until it hurts at the onsite Comedy Stage starring MJ Walker and George Rigden. Fusing dark gags and intelligent stories, this is the perfect answer for a feel-good afternoon. 4. Party with Craig Charles on Sunday as he takes over proceedings on the main stage. Armed with his trunk of funk and a host of special guests, this legendary actor, host and broadcaster will be dictating the music schedule into the wee hours. 5. Ever fancied dining in a derelict horse shed? Now is your chance. Book yourself a spot at the Wild Wine Club for a Sicilian feast to remember. 6. When the partying gets all too much, head to The Sanctuary to relax and unwind. Indulge in a relaxing massage or take a dip in a wood-fired hot tub. 7. Entertaining the little ones has never been easier so let The Great Estate do the work for you. Take them to The Playground so they can get creative in one of the many workshops, or visit the Kid’s Silent Disco for an afternoon of dancing. 8. Revealing the regions rising stars, the BBC Introducing Stage will showcase Cornwall’s freshest talent with a string of live performances across the three-day event. Rumour has it, YouTube sensation Daisy Clark will be performing live at this year’s festival. 9. This is one for all the family. Experience Scorrier House from high above the trees and capture a bird’s eye view of The Great Estate by taking a tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride. 10. Retail therapy should always be on the agenda especially at the weekend. Bag yourself a bargain at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair offering a selection of vintage, re-worked and hand-made stalls. 11. Order a G&T in the Secret Gin Garden and let The Great Estate’s Classical Corner ease you into the afternoon with performances from Arcadia 78rpm Orchestra, Classic Strings Duo, The Blue Angels and many more. 12. Calling all open-minded poets and creative writers. Head to Dead Beats Poetry Corner and enjoy talks from a selection of local guest speakers including author of Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark, Sue Kittow. 13. Dance until you drop. Late night party goers can continue celebrations until 2am at the Woodland Silent Disco and in the Dance Tent.


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