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3 Chords Festival

Starts: 28th Aug 2015

The Beauty & The Chaos - A Punk Festival in Cornwall


Start Date

28th Aug 2015

End Date

30th Aug 2015


Trereife Estate


Vice Squad, The Restarts, Goldblade, TV Smith, The Lurkers


If you know 3 Chords, Punk aint dead.

Punk’s not dead – and this summer’s 3 Chords Festival is back to prove it. Feedback fills the fields surrounding Trereife Estate, a Grade II listed Manor house nestled in picturesque Cornish countryside. For the past two years now this picturesque location is invaded by men, women and children united by alternative culture. Adorned with studs, patches and mohawks hundreds of people descend from all corners of the country, hungry to experience two days of live unprecedented Punk Rock in beautiful surroundings. The Beauty & The Chaos, this is 3 Chords Festival.

On August 28th/29th/30th 2015 3 Chords returns with it’s most eclectic & diverse line up yet, including the world renowned hardcore act The Restarts. Punk poet TV Smith is back after his electrifying set last year, alongside him The Lurkers, Goldblade, Control and a whole host of new talent including acts such as Hearts Under Fire, Wonk Unit and Eat Defeat. Penzance, the nearest town to the festival site, has strong ties with the genre, The Sex Pistols, The Dammed and even The Ramones have played there back in 1977. 3 Chords is out to celebrate the creativity and diversity that is fuelled by the Punk ethos - proving that Punk is truly alive and well.

3 Chords Festival situated just a few miles from Lands End has been the host to an unprecedented line up of world-class musicians,including The Ruts DC, U.K Subs, GBH, Vice Squad, 999 & The Vibrators. Rob Lewis, event organisers says, "3 Chords contributes to the bohemian culture that is constantly growing in a place that is often regarded as ‘cut off’ where ‘nothing ever happens’.", Cornwall may seem an unlikely destination for such an event but the contrast of beautiful scenery with the energy and diversity of the people makes it unique nationwide. “Many of the festival attendees are visiting Cornwall for the very first time and with our beautiful beaches, great food and hopefully great weather it's hard for people not to have a great time. Throw a diverse range of bands into the mix, camping and some of the best local beer and cider people are going to keep coming back.' says event organiser Pete Kliskey. The festival has grown year on year, even catering for the little punks too. This year's events features a kids only mosh pit and arts and crafts workshops to encourage and inspire the next wave of creative children.

Tickets are priced at £55.00 for 3 days camping, over 20 quality live bands from across the country, a woodland bar, food, merch and more. Day tickets and child passes are available too at .

Ari Rox - 'It was among the top 3 festivals of my life and I've been to many over the years both here and in Europe. Roll on next year's3ChordsFestival xx'

Divna Dgreat - 'We travelled across the seven seas for this punkrock festival & it was Punktastic... So thanks heaps for putting it together.'

Michelle Weightman - 'It was brilliant and you have helped to influence the next generation of punks - my two little ones were dancing away at the front! Thank you and well done for such incredible organisation. The atmosphere was amazing!'

Jane Stephens - 'Loved the vibe, relaxed people and some of my lovely friends all together in one place ..oh what a laugh I had ..Thanks for bringing people together roll on next year ,the sad thing was it had to end ...Longer next time with more bands'

Alana Bates - 'This was the best gig I have been to in years thanks guys!!! see you all next year'


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