St Ives Food and Drink Festival

13 May 2022 to 15 May 2022
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2019 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2020 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2022 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2022 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2022 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2022 Visit Cornwall What's On
St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2022 Visit Cornwall What's On
Porthminster Beach
Porthminster Beach
St Ives
TR26 2DS

St Ives Food and Drink Festival returns this May and has released its music line-up for 2022. Taking place on the iconic Porthminster beach from May 13th to 15th, the festival will feature the very best food, drink and music Cornwall has to offer, kicking the summer season off in style. 

Thousands of visitors flock to St Ives every year for the food festival, with its white sands and turquoise waters it’s one of the most stunning festival backdrops in the country.

Fantastic Food

There's a jam-packed line-up of chef demos featuring many of Cornwall’s top restaurateurs including Jack Stein (Rick Stein Restaurants), Emily Scott (Emily Scott Food), Simon Stallard (The Hidden Hut), Adam Handling (The Ugly Butterfly), Jude Kereama (Kota Restaurant), Jackson Bristow (Nancarrow Farm) and Andrew Tuck (St Kew Inn). 

This year’s line-up also features veg growing guru Kathy Slack, BBQ master Chris ‘Chops’ Taylor, Ross Geach from Padstow Kitchen Garden and former professional rugby player, and founder of the Philleigh Way cookery school, Rupert Cooper.  

All of these chefs, and many more, will be cooking up a storm on the festival’s huge Asado Fire Pit sponsored by St Austell Brewery. On show will be a range of techniques, cooking seafood, meat, and vegetables over fire, using the fire pit, hanging frame, grills, chapas, and an asado cross. Country Fire Kitchen will be supplying the kit and cooking alongside other expert chefs over the weekend.

Jack Stein said: “I am delighted to be working with St Austell Brewery and cooking food to pair with their award-winning beers at St Ives Food Festival. Having grown up in Cornwall, it’s exciting to continue a long-standing partnership with one of the most successful and well-known brewers in the county.

Live Music 

Malavita! will headline the Friday night opening party, serving you a cocktail of funky latin beats, irresistible drum grooves, soaring guitars, punchy horns and soulful female vocals. 

The energetic Pattern Pusher are set to support with their uplifting, inspiring and fun-loving music.  

Maisy Grace will be warming up on Friday with her soulful and lyrical tunes. Equally comfortable with piano, guitar or bass, the multi-talented young songwriter has been making waves across the South West and beyond.  

Saturday night headliners Town of Cats are an ever-mutating municipality of self-proclaimed musical misfits, with their word play, funky rhythms and brass tempos that dare you not to dance.   

Stampeding on next, you’ll find Pyschadelephant, an intoxicating and explosive funk-fuelled 4 piece. Playing a mixture of vibrant covers and jaunty originals, their high energy shows are guaranteed to get those toes tapping and hips shaking!

The New Twentys join the stage too, harnessing the liberating feeling of being young and bottling that bittersweet aftertaste of summers gone by, they are inspired by the classic UK punk and new wave bands that came before them. 

On Sunday, the raucous 3 Daft Monkeys will close the festival with one of their famously theatrical live performances. Supported by Sam Richardson and The Renegades and local favourite Bailey Tomkinson, this is one set you won’t want to miss. 

St Ives Food and Drink Festival will be making another big announcement soon  - this time with the full line-up of chefs who will be making the trip to Porthminster beach this May. 

St Ives Food and Drink Festival is free to attend during the day but music events are ticketed.

Early Bird Tickets for the music programme are now available from just £8. Make sure you've got your tickets here: 

Why not catch the train, St Ives Station is only a short walk from the beach!



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