With its roots in ancient solstice ceremonies, the Polperro Festival is once again set to showcase some of the West Country’s most impressive artistic talent.
Set in one of Cornwall’s most picturesque fishing villages, the festival embraces a colourful assemblage of performers and entertainers; from traditional pageantry and merriment on the village green to hotly anticipated music nights, it’s a week in June where Polperro’s narrow, winding streets are a hive of excitement.
Polperro prides itself on its friendliness and the festival is an opportunity to attract newcomers to this vibrant seaside community.
This year’s music schedule is looking like a real humdinger, a smorgasbord of styles from footloose funk to thrash metal rock – with relentless gigs and stages on every corner you won’t be able to escape the Polperro Festival spirit.
Rock group Dobermann are all set to steal the show at this year’s Polperro Festival having already toured much of Europe with their snarling blend of thrash metal
What’s the word on the street…
We have just returned from spending the weekend at the festival, absolutely fantastic! The opening procession is not to be missed, fantastic live bands all weekend both on the green and in the pubs, brilliant atmosphere, cannot wait to return next year! Denise (Facebook)
I cannot ever imagine not going, it’s an amazing week; getting to know all the locals and fellow repeat visitors really well, made some great friends, such a beautiful place to be, feel so relaxed and at home there Gillian (Facebook)
Joanna Cooke is all set to bring her soulful vibe to this year’s festival, fresh off the back of her debut EP ‘Remember Me’
Where to stay…
Waters Edge is an original fisherman’s cottage for two which, as its name suggests, enjoy magnificent, uninterrupted views of Polperro harbour, the village and out to sea. The cute cottage combines comfort with old world character and charm.
Enjoy possibly the best views in Polperro from virtually every window of West House (sleeps 6). This well furnished and equipped family house has a beautifully planted, suntrap garden, where you can relax and dine alfresco whilst looking out over the historic harbour, bustling village and out to sea. It also benefits from ample private parking – a rare luxury in this ancient fishing village.
Just a ten minute drive away from Polperro is Number 12 Talland Bay, part of a luxurious development of holiday homes on the south Cornish coast. The modern, spacious house sleeps 8 and benefits from a large decked rooftop terrace with countryside views and glimpses of the sea. **Special offer – 10% off remaining full week bookings until 20th July**
Properties available during Polperro Festival at time of writing.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do in and around Polperro…