Salt Cellar Stage

Following last year’s great success, our new Salt Cellar Stage has become a regular favourite at the festival with its dedication to acoustic, roots, folk, and indie acts.  Managed once again by Jenny Bishop, Penzance’s talented singer-songwriter (whose own performance credits include support for Richard Thompson, Midge Ure, Ralph Mc Tell etc) this year there are the added flavours of acts that draw their influences from around the world, to complement the festival’s theme.

David Harbottle and Freya Jonas
10:30 AM

Two hardworking songsmiths who place an emphasis on musical independence, originality, and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs.

Shindig Cloggers
11:30 AM

High Energy Apalachian clogging . Glastonbury Festival, Eden Project, Golowan, Lafrowda and back in Porthleven again! An ever popular mix of skilled and enthusiastic dancing and foot-stomping music.

Samba Celtica
12:00 PM

Well known throughout Cornwall for their vibrant and complex Latin rhythms and big sound. This is their 6th Porthleven festival! You’ll hear them!

The Wrong Side of the River Band
12:45 PM

Playing a mix of Gypsy-Jazz, Eastern European and Celtic music this new band combines gifted musicality with humour and an engaging stage presence to uplift, entertain and get you dancing!

The Tides
01:45 PM

A vibrant and accomplished vocal trio, performing rhythmic, melodic, close harmony songs to their own accompaniment.  Their recent sold-out Lime Tree Acoustic Cafe concert was spellbinding. (Angeline Morrison, Claire Ingleheart, Misri Dey)

Lily and Meg
02:30 PM

This wonderfully talented duo return after a wildly successful year touring nationally and playing in support of the likes of Seth Lakeman etc.  Multi-instrumentalists, with beautiful harmonies and originality.

William the Conqueror
03:00 PM

Folk, indie, alternative, and making music for the love of music.  “What professional musicians do on their day off...”  You'll be swept along by the creativity, the enthusiasm. Don't miss this act!

The Mighty Bucca Dhu
04:00 PM

Newly formed, and taking the Cornwall music scene by storm!  It's compelling when a group of skilled instrumentalists, each with their own musical journey, come together and create magic and real chemistry.   High-energy extemporisations with jazz, Spanish, East European and gypsy influences, expressed through guitar, violin, trumpet, and percussion.  It's hard to do them justice in words, it's hard to keep still when you hear them... just come and listen!