Festival Dates

2016 Cornish Bluegrass Festival


The 13th annual Bluegrass Festival to be held at Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4NY
16th, 17th & 18th September 2016


We are proud to promote ourselves as a festival for all of the family – a festival with a difference. So, what about the music? With local, national and international performers.


Ale & Cakes  
Barcelona Bluegrass Band & Henrich Novák (Spain) www.barcelonabluegrassband.com
Blazing Hearts Chorus  
Whitetop Mountain Girls (USA) www.whitetopmountainband.tripod.com
Cup O'Joe (Ireland) www.cupojoe.com
Blossom Hill Bluegrass Band www.britishbluegrass.co.uk/bands/blossom-hill
Dan Walsh & John Dowling www.jdowling.com
Down County Boys www.downcountyboys.com
Down Trodden String Band www.downtrodden.org.uk
Flats and Sharps www.flatsandsharps.co.uk
Grass Snakes www.thegrasssnakes.com
Hot Rock Pilgrims www.hotrockpilgrims.com
L.Bow Grease (Germany) www.lbowgrease.de
Next Generation Bluegrass Band with Bill Foster www.facebook.com/thenextgenerationbluegrassband
Pine Marten (Ireland) www.pinemartenband.com
Rip Roaring Success  
Shindig Cloggers  
Slavek Hanzlik & Guntmar Feuerstein (Europe)  
The Reckless Abandoners  
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band www.thunderbridgebluegrass.uk
Plus others TBA  


We try to provide a wide range of Bluegrass styles by performers young and not so young! Our performances are staged in the cabaret room and a new larger performance marquee all conveniently situated in the festival ‘village’. Unfortunately we can’t control the weather but we can guarantee quality music and a fantastic atmosphere. For the players amongst you, we hold workshops for various instruments for players of differing abilities that are free to festival attendees. Sim Daley, the renowned mandolin maker, will also be on site throughout the weekend to do instrument setups and repair consultations.

Then there is our hugely popular Sunday morning Gospel session, followed by a Slow Band jam with Gary Payne and friends, the best Sunday morning money can’t buy. And once you've finished you can round of your weekend with a succulent pork roll from our friends at Kernow Hog Roast.

So why not come down and sample our sun, sea, sand, surf and singing. Cornwall has so much more to offer than pasties and clotted cream so come and discover our Cornish Bluegrass festival for yourselves and experience the best Cornwall has to offer in Bluegrass music.


All this for a Ticket price of £49.00 for a full weekend.
(For full details contact carolynandnigel@hotmail.co.uk)

      Full Weekend


  Friday - Evening Only


  Saturday All Day


  Saturday - Evening Only