Last weekend was ‘Tunes in The Dunes’ a Cornish festival packed with live music over three-days hosted on the beach at Perranporth. Being just one village over from us here at Trevornick, this great festival was too close to my doorstep not to go, so I bravely volunteered.
The festival arena is a short walk along the golden beach, next door to the UK’s only bar on the beach, The Watering Hole. With three stages, endless Cornish cider and some top-notch street food, I knew the weekend was going to be a good one!
On Friday, the first night of the festival, it got off to a slightly rocky start with the high winds causing the main stage to close (the downside to a festival right by the sea!). However, the show went on with acts moving to the smaller stage. The atmosphere was awesome even in the damp weather with the headline act, Example getting the crowd going.
Saturday brought beautiful sunshine! This meant sunbathing on the bean bags provided, listening to the young local acts Tunes in The Dunes support with my feet in the sand.
In the evening, Clean Bandit killed their performance – my personal favourite from the whole weekend. The arena was buzzing with people, with the live music being enjoyed by all ages.
Sunday was another rain-free day, so I headed down earlier in the day to see what was in-store. Festival-goers relaxed in the open tent bars whilst music from artists including X-Factors Lucy Spraggan and Louisa Johnson played in the background. Sunday was the quietest night, with a chilled laid back vibe throughout the evening.
Closing the festival with a bang was John Newman, an amazing high energy performance which everyone enjoyed.
Overall, Tunes On The Dunes was a jam-packed weekend with a wide variety of musical acts to choose from. If you love live music, local food, Cornish cider and the perfect beach backdrop this is a festival made for you!
Let us know in the comments if you’re going to any festivals soon or which festivals you wish you could’ve been at!