How to Play At a Shanty Street Location at the Cornwall Folk Festival​ in August 2022

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 11.30am to 4pm outside weather depending, from Saturday to Monday of the bank holiday weekend.

Each slot is about 45 minutes, and most 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.