Shanty Street in 2022. Top: Doug Richardson; Annown. Middle: The Drecklys. Bottom: Luna the Harp; Tywardreath Morris; Guitar Joe.

Shanty Street 2023 Applications Are Now Open!

Applications for acts from Cornwall and the South West to play at slots in ‘Shanty Street’ are now open.

About Shanty Street

‘Shanty Street’ is our working name for all the outdoor music, dance and other entertainment that happens in Wadebridge’s during the Cornwall folk Festival.

Working with local businesses, we run performances from roughly noon to 4pm outside weather depending, from Saturday to Monday of the bank holiday weekend (Sat 26th-Mon 28th August).

Each slot is about 45 minutes, and performers can play more than once if they wish.

Precise locations vary, and of course we are weather-dependent.

All kinds of acts have performed for the festival in the past, from soloists up to choirs. Loud rock, etc, probably is not going to work, but we allow a broad definition of ‘folk music’, and even forays into jazz and classical.

Successful artists will receive a refreshments voucher, the publicity that playing the Festival offers, as well as the chance to sell merchandise and to have a great time with like-minded music lovers.