Some of the top roots bands from across the country will descend on Atlantic Heights near Watergate Bay on Saturday 8th September for the second annual Surf and Roots Festival. Hundreds of people are expected to flock to Cornwall for the one-day festival, following the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural event.
The Surf and Roots Festival – which has added a second stage this year – has recently announced an outstanding line-up including headlining act Backbeat Sound System. The eight-piece funk reggae band have played some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals, sharing bills across the country with the likes of Cypress Hill, Plan B and Tinie Tempah.
Internationally-acclaimed roots pioneers Wille and the Bandits have also been confirmed, hot on the heels of being voted one of the top three unsigned acts in the UK by the Daily Telegraph earlier this summer. Other acts include The Wishbones, Hip Route and Alex Roberts, as well as a packed line-up of other entertainment including laughter yoga and burlesque dancers.
“The festival is a celebration of original roots music and the fantastic surf culture that we’re so lucky to be part of here in Cornwall,’ said festival organiser Jay Latham. “Drawing on the success of last year’s event, we want to host an authentic festival – like they used to be! It will be a real family-friendly event with some of the best musical talent from across the UK on display.”
Festival-goers will be treated to a host of food and beverage options, including Skinners ales and delicious home-cooked cuisine.
Camping is available at Penvose Farm (01637 860277) and Watergate Bay Touring Park (01637 860 387) near the festival site. Tickets cost £10 and are available from www.surfandrootsfestival.com (camping not included in ticket price).