Why you’ll definitely want to go to Port Eliot 2017 festival

Nick Lowe, Saint Etienne, Samantha Morton! Port Eliot 2017 has one stellar line-up

A cool Cornish mash-up of music, fashion, food and comedy, Port Eliot 2017 is set to be its biggest year yet. Think standout performances from Matt Maltese and Livewire; hot comedy gigs courtesy of Charlie Baker and Shazia Mirza; plus a literary line-up starring the likes of Stanley Tucci and Emily Maitlis (who is dishing the dirt on what it’s really like to follow the Donald Trump election trail). Yep, it’s pretty major stuff. And what’s more, there’s an amazing array of delicious foodie pop-ups, hip craft masterclasses and arty workshops to boot. Cue sourdough baking cookery classes, barefoot tango lessons, free stargazing sessions in the woods and even a spot of trad Canadian canoeing if the mood takes you. SUP yoga on the lake before breakfast, anyone? Oh, and did we mention that there’s a bona fide Sipsmith gin shop on site. Enough said. Where do we sign up…

The Port Eliot 2017 music highlights

From Nick Lowe and Bombino to The Lilac Time and The Comet Is Coming, if music is your thing, Port Eliot 2017 won’t disappoint. Running over four days (27-30 July), make sure you and the crew get down there Thursday evening to catch Matt Maltese belt out his moving, modern ballads.

The Port Eliot 2017 cultural highlights

Popular with the cool crowds, Port Eliot draws in some serious names from the arts world each year. 2017 is bringing the likes of fashion doyenne Zandra Rhodes, poet Hollie McNish and acclaimed author Louis de Bernières to the (chic and savvy) masses. Clever Port Eliot.

How to get to Port Eliot 2017

The closest station to Port Eliot festival is St Germans, Cornwall. You can literally walk to the camp from the station, so that means zero faffing with irate cabbies/overcrowded buses/hippy truckers required. Bonus.

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