THE MEVAGISSEY SHANTY FESTIVAL 2024 TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART OF THE PRETTY CORNISH SOUTH COAST VILLAGE BETWEEN FRIDAY 11 AND SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER 2024. EXPECT A PLETHORA OF FOLK AND SHANTY GROUPS...
Blow us men down! For such a relatively small but gorgeously idyllic village, Mevagissey doesn’t half pack in the singers and groups for this annual festival. The 2024 Mevagissey Shanty Festival in Cornwall is expected to play host to more than 60 singing groups and more than 450 performers across multiple venues in the village. Roll out the barrel… we’ll be there by sunset!
The festival takes place between Friday 11 and Sunday 13 October 2024. The event should offer more than 140 hours of entertainment as the best shanty groups and singers descend on the village for another year of harmonious fun. Okay, we don’t yet know this so we are basing the expected numbers of groups, performers and hours on past editions of the fest.
Some of the names that performed at the 2023 festival included Brixham-based Missin’ Tackle from Devon and the fantastic Bryher’s Boys from West Cornwall. For the acts who will play the 2024 festival, watch this space and we will update you as soon as we know. Also head to the official website by clicking our ‘website’ link above.
Expect an absolute bucketload of venues in the village to stage the glorious shanty and folk acts in 2024. Venues in the past have included The Jubilee Hall and Mevagissey Museum, as well as pubs like The Ship Inn, The Fountain Inn, the Cellar Bar and the Harbour Tavern. Do check out the official website for the 2024 venues when they are announced.
There has also been a ‘Jetty Stage’ at the village’s seafront in the past and other nearby pubs to get involved have included The Rising Sun Inn in Portmellon, The Llawnroc Hotel in Gorran Haven, The Crown Inn in St Ewe and the Into The Woods bar and restaurant in Pentewan.
The whole Meva Shanty Fest 2024 is expected to cause quite the buzz in the village due to the wealth of talent on display. Click on the official website link to go to the official site, where the details will be printed in full as they are revealed so you can choose whatever gig at whatever venue you prefer.
And then enjoy one of the best Cornwall sea shanty festivals 2024 in one of the most beautiful seaside villages that the Duchy has to offer. We will sing a song to all of that!