First acts announced for 2017

The news is finally in! We’re very pleased to reveal the first wave of acts and artists that will be heading to Cornwall for this year’s festival. There are many more to be announced over the coming weeks and months, but the first of the bunch include beloved singer-songwriter Nick Lowe; Kate Stables’s highly acclaimed This Is The Kit; Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Michèle Roberts; best-selling food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine; and Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s cosmic combination A Love from Outer Space.

It’s been fifty years since the original Summer of Love, and we think it’s fair to say that right now, we could all do with another! We’ll be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the festival, and our beautiful new artwork is a signal of things to come. It was created especially for us by celebrated ’60s countercultural artist and designer Nigel Waymouth, who founded the enduringly influential Kings Road boutique, Granny Takes a Trip, which was haunted by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. We’ll be revealing more about our #SummerofLove at #PortEliot2017 in the coming weeks.

New for this year is our brand new poetry stage, curated by Luke Wright and Rosy Carrick, featuring over thirty poets across the weekend. Also present and correct will be the likes of The Wardrobe Department, Theatre of Fashion, Flower and Fodder stage, The Big Kitchen, The Hullabaloo, Pulse, Ace of Clubs, The Idler Academy, Caught By The River, the Park, Round Room science lab, The Boogie Round, Lark’s Haven, The Tiddy Tent, and The Church.

Tier one and two tickets sold out in record time, but there’s still chance to snap up a ticket from our third and final tier; on sale here. See the full line-up here and do stay tuned for further announcements.