The organisers of St Ives Food and Drink Festival have confirmed that the event will return from 13th to 15th May.

The venue will, once again, be Porthminster Beach, where there will be a lively mix of food and drink stalls and demonstrations, and a music stage.

“This year’s festival features open-fire cooking on the beach, chef demos, a market offering the very best of Cornish produce, and music to round things off every evening,” said the organisers.

Music line-up

Malavita! will headline the Friday night opening party, serving a cocktail of funky Latin beats, drum grooves, soaring guitars, punchy horns, and soulful female vocals. The energetic Pattern Pusher are set to support with their uplifting, inspiring, and fun-loving music.

Maisy Grace will be warming up on Friday night with her soulful tunes. Equally comfortable with piano, guitar or bass, the multi-talented young songwriter as been making waves across the South West and beyond.

Saturday night headliners Town of Cats are an ever-mutating municipality of self-proclaimed musical misfits, with word play, funky rhythms, and brass tempos.

St Ives Food Fest beach

Stampeding on next will be Pyschadelephant, an intoxicating and explosive funk-fuelled four-piece. Playing a mixture of vibrant covers and jaunty originals, their high-energy shows get toes tapping and hips shaking.

The New Twentys join the stage, too, harnessing the liberating feeling of being young and bottling that bittersweet aftertaste of summers gone by. They are inspired by the classic UK punk and new wave bands. 

On Sunday, the raucous 3 Daft Monkeys will close the festival with one of their famously theatrical live performances. They will be supported by Sam Richardson and The Renegades, and local favourite Bailey Tomkinson.

Tickets are available via the festival website.