Port Eliot Festival announce this year's event to be the last for the 'foreseeable future'

Port Eliot Festival announce this year's event to be the last for the 'foreseeable future'

Posted on: 16 Jul 2019

The universally-loved Port Eliot Festival has announced that their 2019 edition at the end of the month will be the last event at their beautiful Cornish location for the foreseeable future. Tickets for the festival, taking place from 25th-28th July, are still available online in limited numbers but are expected to sell out - get yours now via the link below to avoid missing out on what is certain to be one of the best parties of the British summer!



Port Eliot Festival's 2019 headliners.

The sad news came last week in the form of a statement released online by the festival's organisers, outlining that the pressure is heavier than ever before for small festivals to stay financially viable despite overwhelming popularity. Having welcomed an array of huge names to South East Cornwall since the first Port Eliot Festival in 2013 from the worlds of music, film, spoken word, writing and more, the team are determined to make this year's festival the best yet and ensure they go out with a proverbial bang.


From Martin Scorcese curating the festival's Open Air Cinema, to Kate Winslet reading children's stories on a sunny Sunday morning, to Ralph Steadman appearing as Hunter S Thompson, to Teri Hatcher teaching transfixed onlookers how to survive in the wild and Grayson Perry charging across the site on his customised pink motorbike, Port Eliot really has seen it all over the years.


2019 is set to be more of the same, with acclaimed vocalist Charlotte Church, jack of all trades and A-list star Russell Brand, UK pop icon Lily Allen, adventurer Bruce Parry, comedian and actor Shappi Khorsandi, award-winning poet Simon Armitage, renowned actor Katy Brand and many more set to appear at the festival across the weekend. 


Taking place on the secluded Port Eliot Estate in St Germans, Cornwall, Port Eliot festival has come to be loved up and down the country for its combination of a huge array of art and ideas, ranging from fashion to fine dining, wellbeing to spoken word, and of course a fantastically diverse music lineup that caters for every taste. Tears will be shed at the news that this year's Port Eliot will be the last festival for the foreseeable future, but the organisers remain optimistic and grateful for the years that have come and gone.


"We have celebrated the compelling and countercultural, the weird and wonderful and the thoughtful and progressive. The Festival team has always been passionate about compiling the best line-up and bringing the finest party to Cornwall," reads the team's statement. "We are thankful to everybody that has come together to make the Festival what it is. We are very proud of what we have all created together. We sincerely hope to return one day in the future, but in the meantime, we are determined that this year’s festival will be the greatest we’ve ever staged. See you all in two weeks for one big old celebration."


Tickets for Port Eliot Festival, running from 25th-28th July 2019 at the Port Eliot Estate in St Germans, Cornwall, are still available online in limited numbers and can be found here. For more information on the festival and to find a full rundown of this year's lineup, visit their official website.

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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.