Great Estate Festival
....to the blossoming grounds of Scorrier House for three days of mystical mayhem and monumental madness. Combining headline artists, cabaret, burlesque, Mexican wrestling and Victorian-themed sporting events, The Great Estate is a dynamic fusion of music, art and food. Enriched with eccentric surprises and show-stopping performances, this unique festival takes place from Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019. Tickets are on sale now via the website.
The Great Estate has announced its first wave of acts playing in the wild meadows and ancient woodland of the Scorrier House Estate. Welcoming one of British indie rock’s most celebrated bands, James will headline festival proceedings alongside Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Having sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, Manchester-formed band James will take to the main stage on Saturday 1st June 2019 for an exclusive South West performance. Having produced a string of huge hits over the past three decades including ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She's a Star’ and ‘Laid’, the Mancunians returned last summer with their 15th studio album, aptly titled ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’. More than familiar with the UK festival circuit having previously headlined Glastonbury and Festival Number 6, the seven-strong band are set to perform a combination of classic Nineties songs and new material.
Essex-born Sam Duckworth AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. will perform at The Great Estate on Friday 31st May with a full backing band featuring drums, bass, violin, keys, flute, horn and guitar. The adventurous songwriter released his sixth studio album ‘Young Adult’ back in 2018 creating a refreshed and uplifting live show fusing new material and traditional Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. sound.
Returning to the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House, Funk and Soul icon Craig Charles will undoubtedly whip the crowd into yet another festival frenzy. No stranger to playing at The Great Estate, the one-man party machine promises a night of ‘can you dig it’ attitude and dance-floor jivin’. Following last year’s high-energy show that had the crowd dancing to the bitter end, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster will close the main stage in style on Sunday 2nd June.
Joining the list of headline acts for 2019 is New York collective Brass Against. Combining rock and edgy hip-hop, the protest band play empowering music with a political edge. Supporting Lenny Kravitz in London this year, Brass Against will undoubtedly inspire festival fans. Italian electro-swing four-piece The Swingrowers are set to play on Friday 31st May. Hailing from Palermo in Sicily, party-goers can expect a blend of dance music with the warm influences of swing from the 20s and 30s. Having played sell out shows across the US, plus a host of European gigs and UK festivals including Boomtown and Latitude, their irreverent style is set to ignite this year’s event.
Also joining main stage music bill is Plastic Mermaids – a surf-loving five-piece hailing from the Isle of Wight; London Astrobeat Orchestra – a combination of the finest West African musicians with one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 20th Century; Wildwood Kin – An indie/folk female trio from Devon; and Crinkle Cuts – A band guaranteed to deliver a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave Latin ska.
In other music news, revellers can soak up the sounds at Madame Wong’s House of Wrong. Acts secured for 2019 include Elvana - An Elvis-fronted Nirvana tribute band; Hong Kong Ping Pong Club – Fresh, funky and fun, expect an eclectic mix including everything from breaks, dub step and hip hop; Jelly Jazz – On hand to provide an evening of soul, funk, Latin, hip-hop and break-beat all with a jazz twist. Town of Cats – Brighton born, the lively nine-piece bring booty shaking beats with a mixture of Ska, Gypsy-Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk Folk and Latino; Future Dub Orchestra – Committed to pushing the musical boundaries, Future Dub Orchestra take music into new directions with influences as diverse as Electronica, Dub, D&B, Reggae and Film Music; and Hip Hop Karaoke – a chance for amateur rappers to swap the field for the stage and belt out anything from Missy Elliot to Eminem.
Transcending her obsession for 1920's to 1950's glitz & glamour, Tallulah Blue will take centre stage in Madame Wong’s House of Wrong across the weekend with sensual performances of burlesque and classic circus. Wowing crowds across the globe, this vaudevillian showgirl will be joined by Diva the Whip Lady for an added burst of racy cabaret.
Away from the colourful stages and live music performances, look out for Mexican Wrestling, Victorian Sports Day, The Grand Cinematic Experience, Vintage Car Show and The Grand Dining Experience.
Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced from £85 (plus £4.50 booking fee). Glamping options with bell tents and hobbit huts are also available. Please note The Great Estate 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. For festival guests wanting to set up camp early and party the night away with Back Beat Sound System, this year’s event will open its gates to tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes on Thursday 30th May. Upgrade Festival Camping Tickets priced at £25 (plus £2.50 booking fee) must be purchased in advance from The Great Estate website.
Tickets for Wild Wine Club are priced from £39.50 and are available online from www.wildwineclub.co.uk. Please note, diners will also need to purchase a festival ticket separately.
The Great Estate is an independent, three-day music festival taking place over the weekend of 31st May – 2nd June 2019 in the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House. Since the inaugural event back in 2017, The Great Estate has played host to hundreds of bands, DJ’s and artists, thousands of partygoers, four camels, three suffragettes and one giant cream tea party. Created by Newquay-based production company Quick Panda Productions, The Great Estate continues to add its eccentric mark on Cornwall.
For an unforgettable weekend, please visit www.greatestatefestival.co.uk for further information and tickets.