The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival
Following a successful 2018 festival 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.
Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival announces Liverpudlian band The Zutons as the final headline performance for this year’s apple-infused event. Joined by REEF, The Wurzels, Skinny Lister, Mad Dog Mcrea and Dr Meaker, Cornwall’s favourite cider party will take place on Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2019 at Healey’s Cyder Farm. Tickets are available now via the website.
With cask ciders aplenty, connoisseurs can look forward to a weekend of apple-based tipples, live music, and games for all the family to enjoy. With opportunities to dance among the trees in glistening moonlight, enjoy performances from national artists, and compete against fellow festival goers for the Rattle Olympics crown, Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival is also set to be graced with motorised sofas and the resident grannies.
Formed in Liverpool in 2001, indie rock band The Zutons will headline festival proceedings on Saturday 14th September. Having released their first album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’ back in 2004 which spawned hit singles ‘Pressure Point’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Confusion’ and ‘You Will You Won’t’, it later went on to sell over 600,000 copies (Double Platinum) in the UK alone. The band then recorded a further two albums, ‘Tired of Hanging Around’ (including their song ‘Valerie’, which has become one of the biggest songs of this millennium) and their last album ‘You Can Do Anything’ in 2008. Excited to be back on the UK festival circuit, the British four-piece are ready to headline the 7th edition of Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival.
Having made a debut appearance at Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival back in 2016, British rock band Reef will return to the apple-laden grounds to headline festival proceedings on Friday 13th September 2019. Still on a high since launching new studio album “Revelation” earlier this year, the festival veterans will take to the stage with a catalogue of hits spanning a 23-year plus career. Gaining worldwide success with iconic anthems including ‘Place Your Hands’ and ‘Naked’, the Glastonbury-born ensemble are responsible for numerous Top 40 hit singles, endless scream-along performances and countless festival appearances. Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival is proud to exclusively showcase Reef’s only 2019 show in Cornwall.
One of the West Country’s most famous exports, The Wurzels, will take prime position on the main stage on Friday 13th September 2019. No strangers to performing at Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, the Scrumpy and Western four-piece return to the grounds of the real working cider farm for the third consecutive year. Best known for number one hit ‘The Combine Harvester’ and their passion for apple-based beverages, as true friends of the festival, The Wurzels guarantee a true knees-up affair.
Also joining this year’s schedule is London-formed folk-punk band Skinny Lister. Having garnered a following including indie experts, riff-addled metal fans and furious punk kids, the British six-piece are well-known for delivering a wild live show. From touring on a narrowboat to singing when wing-walking, Skinny Lister’s songs, stories and passionate live performances charm and thrill a huge spectrum of gig-goers.
Infectious Sunday night headliners Mad Dog Mcrea will close festival proceedings with a unique blend of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass. Renowned for musical madness and foot-stomping shows, the six-strong band will have party-goers moving and shaking to the bitter end.
Bristol’s prize asset, Dr Meaker, are considered by many to be the UK's best live drum and bass act. With the ability to combine amazing soul vocalists, a brass section and a heavy rhythm section including drums, bass guitar, samples and synths, the high-energy band will join the Little Orchard line up for 2019. Having filled dance floors and fields across the country for the past twelve years, Dr Meaker continue their mission to take drum & bass across the world, Bristol style!
Plymouth-born Land of the Giants will bring their foot-stomping party and contagious enthusiasm to the grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm on Sunday 15th September. With the ability to pull crowds to tents to groove until they sweat, festival guests can expect a highly addictive show from the funky Devon-based band.
For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.cornwallciderfestival.co.uk.