Big Line Up announced for Wish Fest in Cornwall 20th-22nd July 2018Posted on: 11 May 2018
The Music Festival with a difference; Wish Fest is the up-and-coming event that donates all profits to charity, taking place in Cornwall from 20-22nd July.
Summer is in the air and festival season is upon us. Many fields in the UK are soon-to-be home to hundreds and possibly thousands of people who shall inhabit them for a weekend of music-filled madness.
If, however, you prefer festivals on a more intimate scale- there is one particular small new festival worth mentioning with a rather big line up...
Wish Fest is set in a large open field on the outskirts of Tintagel, overlooking the beautiful North Cornish coastline.
The acts announced for this years festival includes the likes of Bristol-born Hip Hop Collective Split Prophets. In 2011, the group came into prominence with their E.P. Scribbled Thoughts and in the years that followed, went from being an act to watch out for, to some of the UK’s most respected and revered emcees and producers with their ongoing releases and videos up to this year. In 2012 the UK’s leading Hip Hop culture magazine, Wordplay, voted Split Prophets The Best Crew of The Year.
Also from Bristol are Dub Roots Reggae trio Numesa, who’s unique UK Stepper sound fused with stunning vocals have been lighting up stages of Bristol and beyond since they were reformed a couple of years ago. Numesa have since been booked for a number of UK and international festivals including Outlook, Rototom Sunsplash, Boomtown and Shambala. They always bring high energy and high riddims to any crowd and are certain to make even the shyest of dancers shake a leg.
Drum n Bass titan Dillinja is headlining the main stage. The prolific producer has over 500 releases since 1991, from fuelled basslines to jungle rollers, many a remix to more recent sound system engineering; the man is one of the most revered in the Drum n Bass scene. Another Drum n Bass head to join is the likes of DJ Randall who’s 25 years in the game make his mixing on two turntables as faultless as ever. Two pioneers in the industry who are guaranteed to get a crowd skanking strong.
There are many more acts to follow the ones mentioned above, that span a range of genres and sounds. As well as food and drink stalls, there will be aerial performances, henna and face painting, graffiti and street art, a bouncy castle and more! The free and friendly home-grown atmosphere makes for the perfect chilled weekend for groups of people to enjoy
Not only this, but the festival was set up with a goal in mind; to donate all profits to help children with Cerebral Palsy. Since the festival rooted in 2015, it has raised £10,000 for Abi’s Wish to Walk. The charity was set up by Abi’s mother to pay for a life changing operation in the USA. A procedure done by one of the world’s leading specialists in SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy), Dr Park who has performed more than 1000 successful operations in helping children to walk.
“Our festival is different from others. We have a driving force, a reason to make this one of the best new festivals around.” - Founder Carly Killingbeck.
This year, in-keeping with the not-for-profit and charitable agenda, Wish Fest are to continue donations to Abi’s Wish to Walk as well as donating to Tree of Hope children’s fundraisers, who also seek help for SDR treatments.
Wish Fest currently have a competition to win a pair of tickets! Head over to the Facebook Event here for details on how to enter.
Tickets can be purchased here for the very decent price of £60 for an adult weekend pass. Don’t sleep on this one - come and get down for a good time and a good cause!
Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.