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The Great Estate

Starts: 2nd Jun 2017

The most rambunctious garden fete.


Start Date

2nd Jun 2017

End Date

4th Jun 2017


Scorrier House


Echo and the Bunnymen, Electric Swing Circus, The Showhawk Duo, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Tankus The Henge and Uncle Frank (Fun Lovin Criminal


The organisers behind Cornwall’s Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival announce the launch of a new festival, The Great Estate, which will take place on Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June 2017. Set in the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House, the event will combine music, art, food, comedy and fashion. Hailed “the most rambunctious garden fete” by festival guru’s Quick Panda Productions, The Great Estate joins a successful portfolio of events hosted by the Newquay-based production company.

Surrounded by 450 acres and embodying an important part of Cornish history, Scorrier House provides the perfect location for a summer party. Nestled within old walled gardens, wild meadows and ancient woodland, The Great Estate will burst to life for three days of magic, mystery and unexpected happenings.

Ian Whittaker, Festival Director, comments: “We are hugely excited to reveal the launch of The Great Estate. It has been four years in the making and so reaching this point to announce its official launch is an incredible feeling. The festival is shaping up to be something very special and there are lots of different surprises in store throughout the weekend. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first year of festival guests through the gates. Expect the unexpected!”

Blending Cornish vibes with a slight Liverpudlian twist, The Great Estate’s first music line-up plays host to a string of exciting acts including Echo and the Bunnymen, Electric Swing Circus, The Showhawk Duo, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Tankus The Henge and Uncle Frank (Fun Lovin Criminals).

A fusion of saucy 20's swing and stomping electro beats is expected to bring the crowd to their feet on Friday 2nd June as The Electric Swing Circus take to the main stage. Boasting an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, this high energy band are likely to hotfoot their way through most music genres.

From Liverpool to Cornwall, English rock heroes Echo and the Bunnymen will be making the long commute south to headline The Great Estate on Saturday 3rd June. Famed for their album, Ocean Rain featuring hit single ‘The Killing Moon,’ their profound musical talent has influenced bands such as Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers.

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, will join Saturday’s lineup with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Breaking down barriers between acoustic and electronic, this lively pair have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre that is guaranteed to blow minds.

Legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles will be bringing his trunk of funk to The Great Estate on Sunday 4th June for his much-anticipated festival takeover. Dictating the music schedule from afternoon through to evening, his inimitable skills have earned him global support as one of the UK’s foremost funk and soul commentators, DJ’s and promoters of new music.

For partygoers looking to control their own music mix, a winding pathway will lead eager revelers to a secret forest glade where the Woodland Silent Disco can be found hidden amongst the trees. Playing until the wee hours, DJ’s will battle it out spinning the best in pop, rock and club classics.

Glitz, glamour and risqué happenings await guests in Madame Wong's House of Wrong. From dazzling cabaret and flamboyant burlesque, to fire dancing and sword swallowing, the weird and wonderful blend adds a unique element to this diverse new festival.

Flowering urns and blossoming boarders line the entrance to The Great Estate’s onsite wellness area, The Sanctuary. Offering head-to-toe pampering with treatments and an onsite spa, festival-goers can unwind in wood-fired hot tubs or indulge in a relaxing massage. Holistic healers will also be on hand throughout the weekend providing reiki, sound bath healing, tarot reading and crystal healing. Sleepy heads can kick-start the day with invigorating morning yoga sessions or gently ease tired minds through guided meditation classes.

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be bringing a carefully curated vintage marketplace to The Great Estate this June. This shopping phenomenon offers a selection of vintage, re-worked and hand made stalls so fashion lovers can shop everything from 50s florals to 80s brights.

Catering for toddlers through to teens, The Playground is a fun packed area dedicated to entertaining young festival-goers across the weekend. Filled with fairground rides, bouncy castles, workshops and stalls, kids will be spoilt for choice with dream catcher making sessions, forestry workshops, face painting, circus skills training and storytelling.

Headliner TBC, Electric Swing Circus, Tankus The Henge, Mongolian Disco

Echo and the Bunnymen, Showhawk Duo, The Loose Salute, The Sundowners, Hong Kong Ping Pong

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Uncle Frank, Renegade Brass Band, The Allergies, Sir Funk

Plus many more acts still to be announced.

Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced at £55 (plus £3.50 booking fee). Entry is free for under 10’s. Glamping options are also available. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit


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