Events

The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival

14th - 16th September
Healey’s Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall, UK, TR4 9LW
  • Overview

Revealing its biggest music line up to date, the sixth edition of Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival will play host to Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis alongside Hayseed Dixie and The Wurzels. Popping up in the fields of Healey’s Cyder Farm in Penhallow, the magical event will fuse headline artists, new music from across the region, delicious local cuisine and countless ciders options. Taking place on Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September 2018, tickets are available now via the website.

Following a successful 2017 festival which saw artists and music-lovers brave the rain and mud, Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival will return to the grounds of Cornwall’s very own working cider farm for three days of apple inspired fun. Welcoming a wave of new artists as well as returning favourites, this year’s event is gearing up to be the best yet.

Armed with an arsenal of new material from their recently launched fifth studio album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’, Scottish rock band The Fratellis are set to take to the main stage on Saturday 15th September. Named Best British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards in 2007, the witty Glaswegian trio are responsible for top ten singles ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and ‘Whistle for the Choir’. More than twelve years since the indie rockers burst onto the scene, partygoers can expect a performance laced with old and new hits marking Little Orchard’s biggest headline act to date.

Undisputed creators of the musical genre rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie will headline festival proceedings on Friday 14th September. Known for their toe-tapping, banjo plucking renditions of hard rock songs and original compositions, the American four-piece will undoubtedly deliver a feel-good show with their unique music style.

Little Orchard cider fans are in for a real treat!

Back by popular demand, Scrumpy and Western band The Wurzels will bring their cider-loving spirit to Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival on Friday 14th September. Hailing from Somerset and renowned for enjoying a certain apple-based tipple, the four-piece will return to the beautiful grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm for the second consecutive year. Following a standout performance in 2017 including hits ‘I am a Cider Drinker’, ‘Blackbird’ and ‘The Combine Harvester’, The Wurzels are the perfect choice for a Cornish summer cider party. More acts to be announced soon.

Following an incredible line up of artists in 2017, BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall stage will return to the fields of Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival to showcase under the radar musicians and the region’s rising stars. With performances from Rews and Hempolics as well as RevelatorsTamarDon TrilbyRuinarte and Ronnie Cook in the pipeline this September, the festival is once again gearing up for three days of new music. Last year, Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival was chosen as Cornwall’s official BBC Music ‘Summer of Music’ festival of 2017 by BBC Radio Cornwall’s mid-morning show presenter David White.

The three-day fiesta will also host an onsite silent disco to keep partygoers dancing into the wee hours. Playing rock, pop, hip-hop and club classics, DJ’s will serve up an eclectic mix of tunes on Friday and Saturday evening.

Other exciting additions to this year’s event include yoga sessions, a vintage fun fair and feast village. Families can also head down to Healey’s courtyard where children can meet the resident animals and ride the tractor through the beautiful grounds and blossoming orchards.

Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced at £65 (plus booking fee). Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival operates a tiered ticket system with prices changing over time. An allocation of tickets is reserved for each tier, this will close when the allocation of tickets is sold out. Entry is free for under 14’s however advance tickets incur a booking fee. Glamping options are also available including the opportunity to stay in a real life hobbit hut.

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