Cornwall Folk Festival
Wadebridge, North Cornwall – Friday 27th to Monday 30th August
Expecting all Covid restrictions to be lifted by early July, Cornwall Folk Festival plans to go ahead as near normal as possible this August Bank Holiday in Wadebridge, North Cornwall. This year the festival celebrates and thanks Cornish songwriter Harry Glasson for his remarkable contribution to Cornish culture.
Codenamed ‘Glassonbury’, the four-day August bank holiday has been peppered with events to celebrate Glasson’s 70th year, with Glasson himself the festival’s guest of honour. Will Keating, who released a dozen Glasson songs in 2017, plays a set and joins Harry at the outdoor ‘FAR Stage’ for a live interview with former journalist and father of a musical dynasty, Geoff Lakeman.
Slots from North Cornwall acts Steve Winchester and Coastal Belles will contain several Glasson compositions. At the closing concert the audience will raise the town hall roof with a rousing rendition of his anthem ‘Cornwall, My Home’.
Covid uncertainty still hangs over the festival’s indoor concerts. But the team’s battle cry is “if we can, we will!”, and if such events are not allowed, there will be a hasty re-location of these sets.
The team also marks the passing last September of Mike Walford, artistic director from 2009 until a few years ago, and whose huge energy and personality inspires and guides the current organisers.
2021 festival headliners include Dougie Maclean, O’Hooley and Tidow, Merry Hell and Granny’s Attic.
Tickets are all backed with a full Covid refund guarantee and can be found at www.cornwallfolkfestival.com along with up to date information about the festival and all the acts.
pictured at top: Granny’s Attic