Apply to Play At a Shanty Street Location at the 2021 Cornwall Folk Festival​

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

Working with local businesses, we aim to have performances taking place from roughly 11am to 4pm outside weather depending, and to around 7pm inside, from Saturday to Monday of the bank holiday weekend.

Last year our focus was on Molesworth St and Foundry Court, Cafe Vittorio’s in Molesworth St for inside, and the seated area at the top of the newly opened Saltbox.

Each slot was about 45 minutes. Some performers played more than once.

Precise locations may change, 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 food and drink 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.

So fancy performing? Get in touch below.

If you have already been in touch for the FAR Stage, just use the space below to remind us of your act’s name if you’ve already sent links to recordings, websites, etc.

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