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Rattler Fest 2024 (Rattler Cider)

Scouting For Girls headline the Friday night at Rattlerfest 2024. Image by Drew de F Fawkes

In Brief

Name: Rattler Fest 2024
Date: Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April 2024
Type: Music and fully-charged adults-only festival
Suitable for: Cider drinkers and anyone who loves awesome live music, particularly East17 and Scouting For Girls
Location: Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, between Truro and Perranporth
Price: ‘Super early bird’ adult-only tickets are £45 non-camping for both days or £55 with camping. Check the website for full details

RATTLER FEST 2024 AT HEALEY’S CORNISH CYDER FARM NEAR TRURO TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY 19 AND SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024. RATTLER CIDER, TOP QUALITY BANDS AND AN ADULT-ONLY FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE MAKE THIS A CLASSIC…

In September 2021, at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm in Penhallow near Truro, something happened. A festival began and it was an utter barnstormer, with amazing live music acts like The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys and King Creature alongside all sorts of fun sideshows like a makeshift Olympics and wacky midnight games in a club named after cheese.

Well, that fest was such a success that it immediately became an annual event, with 2022’s event, which was held in April rather than September, being heralded as another massive success. Well, the 2023 event was an even bigger hit, with the likes of Welsh rappers Goldie Lookin’ Chain, pop-rock legends The Hoosiers, much-loved 90s outfit the Stereo MCs, celebrated DJ Chris Stark and Queen tribute act The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys putting on one helluva show.

But what’s happening at Rattler Fest 2024? Well, it’s on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April 2024 at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. And so far we know that 90s pop icons East17 are headlining the Friday alongside much-loved pop-rockers Scouting For Girls. Cornish DJ Jam & Meme will be on the decks and, woah, if that isn’t 90s kids TV heroes Dick and Dom spinning the turntables on the Saturday night… well, it is so the lineup is already looking suitably zany and fun.

It’s sure to be another barnstormer for all you live music and cider fans. One big traditional draw for adults at the fest is that it’s only for, well, adults. And it’s also going to be packed with way more than just the main stage acts and the cider. Expect an army of celebrity DJs spinning throughout, the Mr and Mrs Rattler Competition (bring your other half!), ‘Apres-Ski Lodge sessions’ and zany ‘Spring Break party games’.

Other highlights from the 2023 edition that make a return in 2024 include a massive silent disco in a woodland clearing, plus the much-loved ‘Rattler Olympics’. These events are a scream to watch, we promise you. Sprinkle in the Pineapple Beach bar and the legion of food trucks from far and wide and you’ve got the best music festival in the South West 2024.

Of course, you don’t need to be a cider drinker to enjoy Rattler Fest because there’s plenty of other boozy and non-boozy drinks on offer (but it helps if you want to shake that booty until at least midnight…). The local food trucks also offer all sorts of gourmet goodies throughout the weekend and there’s usually a fairground with some ace rides for all you big kids out there.

We recommend camping for the weekend, though, to soak up the entire fest that stretches out over idyllic farmland near Perranporth but you can come and go as you please should you wish. So yeah, grab your tickets and get down on the farm for Rattler Fest 2024. Everybody in the house of love: one love, one festival.