St Ives Food & Drink Festival 2019

11 – 12 May 2019
Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 2EB
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  • Overview

The St Ives Food and Drink Festival takes place on the iconic Porthminster Beach and 2019 promises even more culinary experts, attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food. In 2019 the festival runs from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12 May and includes the evening music sessions.

The Lighthouse Stage, presented by Harbour Hotels, is a new, undercover venue overlooking St Ives Bay and the Godrevy Lighthouse.


Emma Benney, Head of Marketing at Harbour Hotels said, “We are delighted to support the festival for the second year running. It’s a fabulous event and really showcases the incredible talent we have in the county and South West region.”


Fridaynight’s opening party welcomes Daytoner Livefollowed by a DJ set by the amazing Jelly Jazz. 

As a DJ & producer, Daytonerhas supplied global funk, soul, ska and swing dance floors since 2009 with over 30 releases, remixes and edits on various quality European labels. Daytoner Live adds live musicians and singers to the mix to blur the boundaries between DJ set & live performance. This exciting live show effortlessly twists classic vintage hooks and samples into new live remixes along with original floor fillers of their own to provide a totally unique, feel-good show

There’s been regular radio support from Craig Charles on BBC 6 Music & Radio 2 along with a BBC Introducing shortlisting, BBC Radio One plays and 1 million Soundcloud plays. The band has played live in a number of the UK’s finest fields including Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Leopallooza, Wilderness, Boomtown Fair, Boardmasters and Bestival.

Jelly Jazzis the grand daddy of the funk and jazz scene in the South West of England. Running continuously for 25 years at various venues across the region and beyond, it’s one of the UK’s, if not the world’s longest running club nights!


On Saturdaynight the Festival welcomes the wild groove machine that is Tankus the Hengewith support from Brother Sea.


Tankus the Hengehave built their reputation on unforgettable songwriting and spectacular live performances, playing hundreds of shows across Europe and building a devoted fan base along the way.


Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from New Orleans inspired swing to heavy rock riffs. Musically inspired by bands from the British invasion of the 60s and artists such as Tom Waits, Blur, Randy Newman and Queens Of The Stone Age, and with lyrics influenced by 20th Century American Literature, specifically the Beat Generation and Gonzo journalism, Tankus the Henge defy categorisation. Their hair-raising show has to be seen and heard to be believed. Buy the ticket – take the ride!


Like two rivers that merge into the ocean, Brother Sea, are a South West based folk band that brings together the acclaimed folk duo, Harbottle & Jonas and Kris Lannen and Richard Trethewey from The Grenaways.


Then onSundayCornish Queen tribute band Good Old Fashioned Lover Boyswill rock in to close the Festival in style. By blending live and studio styles, the band faithfully replicates the energy that gave Freddie, Brian, Roger and John their legendary status. Since their formation in 2014, they’ve become a formidable force on the live circuit, headlining numerous festivals and selling out shows across the South West, playing alongside big names including The Darkness, Bony M and Bjorn Again.


They’ll be supported by the 1986 Roadshow.


Lee Bater, Managing Director of festival organisers ILOW, said:“We’ve pulled out the stops to bring three amazing and energy-filled nights of quality music to the Festival.  Entry to the St Ives Food and Drink Festival will be free for the first time this year, with tickets needed for these evening music sessions.”


Tickets are available for individual evenings, or the Festival’s Gourmet Ticket gives access to all three nights as well as priority access to the Chef’s Theatre. A limited number of Earlybird Gourmet tickets are now on sale.


Children are welcome at the music events and under 12s go free with no ticket required. Children aged 12 and over will need a ticket and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


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