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We’re delighted to share the news that this year’s Sunday evening Shipyard Session will be a celebration of local talent with all-Porthleven musicians playing.

Sunday’s line-up features sixties-inspired surf guitar band Ola Loco, perennial punk-surf favourites Half Kut, the emotional pop synths of Rosie Crow and the irresistible 80s get up and go of Go Go Skank.

Ride the love wave with Half Kut who specialise in very fast, very loud music played very badly. Something of a local institution, these boys have been knocking it out of the park with all original songs, wicked humour and general tomfoolery for years now. Somehow.

Food Fest fave Rosie Crow brings elegant piano and emotional pop vocals with just the right amount of synth and strange. She’s been compared to the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Kate Bush and Goldfrapp with good reason — but in the end this girl has a sound that’s all her own.

After going down a storm on Friday at last year’s Fest, Go Go Skank are back, taking well-loved 80s tunes, chewing them up and spitting them out in a Rockabilly Ska style that will have you moving and shakin’ like you’ve never had it before. This motley crew of musicians hail from backgrounds in ska, blues, rock, funk, soul, classical and even a dash of brass band – and they chuck it all in for a unique sound.

Alec Short, Director of ARC Live, who are based in Porthleven and run the Festival, said: “We have always had a big representation from local bands with artists like Rosie playing on home turf most years but there’s a lot of talent here in Porthleven and we want to recognise that across the Festival. We’re very pleased to offer this fantastic Sunday locals line-up of bands and artists who are all based here and showcase them to our visitors from near and far.”

Individual evening tickets for Sunday are priced at £7.50 and this includes a £1 donation to a local charity.

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