Porthleven Food Festival
Music and Fun
Music on the Lime Kiln Stage
10am 'til 7pm

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10.00am Porthleven Town and Opening Ceremony

Porthleven's own town band came up trumps again. They processed around the harbour and arrived at the Lime Kiln stage to offer a warm welcome to their audience. They played many popular tunes that kicked started the Festival and never looked back!

Porthleven town Band playing alongside the Harbour in Porthleven


11.00am Donkeywork

Celtic Band to get your feet tapping. this band proved very popular with the audience who were soon taking up the atmosphere!

Viv Robertson - guitar, harmonica, bodhran and vocals, Simon Farnell - bass guitar; Laurence Kell - fiddle and Joe Hedge - drums

12.00pm Le Jive

Based in Helston, the must see dance group. Exciting, flambuoyant – these exhilarating dancers were very smooth operators! They made you want to get up and dance with them.



12.30pm Mounts Bay Singers

Well known Penzance choir with a reputation for high quality singing of a wide repertoire.

The audience loved the singing of this versatile group of singers.


1.30pm Cornish Wurzells

By popular demand the Wurzells were back for a second visit to the Festival. the audience enjoyed their very special brand of music and laughter. they have a large following in Porthleven.
The Cornish Wurzells

2.20pm Fancy Dress Prizegiving Ceremony

Antony Worrall Thompson awarded the prizes for the “Best Dressed Sea Creature”

2.40pm Samba Celtica

The rhythms of this versatile band known to West Cornwall were breathtaking. The band was followed around the harbour while they continued to play their exciting rhythms. They played on the Lime Kiln after they had led the Fancy Dress Parade.


3.00pm Din of Inequity

Viv - guitar, harmonica, vocals; Simon - guitar & keyboards, Jim Milby - bass guitar and Terry Brown - drums.

4.00pm The Georgia Crawl

An electric crowd of musicians, scientists, philosophers and vagabonds The Georgia Crawl are a five piece acoustic gypsy jazz fusion band, from the south west of England

Maria Campbell - Vocals, Chris Hard - Guitar, Joe Robinson - Guitar, Pappa Raaah! - Sax, Blakey Blake -Bass

This was music with a difference! Very much a cocktail of interesting cabaret club numbers!

Unfortunately for us Sweet Flava, Hip Hop World Champions, who were scheduled to perform, were unable to be with us due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for this and hope that you enjoyed our alternative entertainment!

the Georgia Crawl
The Georgia Crawl

5.00pm Helston School Jazz Orchestra

The listeners were spellbound by the musicianship of these talented young people, who gave a very professional performance. They performed the jazz greats to a large audience who didn't want to go home!

6.00pm Cadgwith Singers in the Main Marquee

These popular fishermen from Cadgwith, who sing for pleasure, kept all the people at the Skinners bar entertained with their special brand of singing the old favourite sea shanties. Great stuff!