Every year a hideaway in the beautiful Cornish country pops up for a weekend of festivities, music, theatre, and arts for a truly unique escape.
The Great Estate isn’t your average music festival. It’s a celebration of art, entertainment, spectacles and community. The festival takes place deep in Cornwall at the Scorrier House estate, which itself becomes a projected centrepiece of the festival.
Everywhere you look there is a new adventure to be explored. A colourful fairground in one direction, ‘The Whispering Woods’ in another. There’s a circus full of lively entertainment and Madame Wong’s House of Wrong takes the weird and amazing to another level.
Great Estate isn’t just a music festival you see, it’s a festival of life and the arts. It’s about bringing together people of all ages to lose themselves in a magical, strange, colourful and beautiful place for a weekend of pure fun.
That’s not to underestimate the awesome range of musical acts playing at this years Great Estate. The BBC Introducing stage will host some of Cornwall’s very finest selection of local bands including RouteNote’s very own Katie and Lewis in the genre-bending Hypophora as well as shanty-singer and folk-lover Jordan Jane.
The festival’s main ‘Stage on the Green’ is where the bigger acts will be shaping the sounds of the weekend spreading through the grounds. Up-and-comer ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’ will set the stage for the weekend playing Friday. Then on Saturday amongst many other brilliant acts, 80’s relics ‘James’ are back to take the stage by storm with classics and new songs alike.
To close the weekend on the Sunday the sounds get even bigger featuring big beats from big bands – did I mention it’s going to be big! It will be wholly brassy with Backbeat Soundsystem, London Astrobeat Orchestra, and Brass Against all building the evening up into one big booming crescendo before the one-and-only Craig Charles takes to the stage for his unique blend of funk and soul DJing to top of an ultimate weekend.
It’s going to be a wonderful time, and you can still get involved as tickets are still available for the whole weekend or any of the days. Find out more and get your tickets here.
See you there?