There’s a wonderful community feel in the village of Portreath, and while the village itself doesn’t host any music festivals or flashy events, you’ll never tire of things to do here. Visitor’s will often see a beach clean in action, or if you happen to visit at Christmas time, why not brave the Portreath annual Boxing Day swim?
If you want to experience a music festival near Portreath during your time in Cornwall, we’ve scoped out the best events locally.
There are a few pubs in Portreath, and you’ll often find a local band providing sweet music, while you sip on something tasty. The Portreath Arms has live music all-year round, to find out more on what’s coming up, click here.
When: 12-14 May 2023
Less than half an hour away by car, pretty Perranporth actually has a bar on the beach, literally, with its Watering Hole, known for its music gigs, and the Tunes in the Dunes Festival, which attracts some class live acts. This year headliners include, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and James Bay, plus plenty of tasty Cornish grub to enjoy too.
When: 2-4 June 2023
With an eclectic mix of music, Scorrier House is home to The Great Estate festival which is just over 5 miles from Portreath. A family-friendly festival, there will not only be a fabulous arrayof music, acts, workshops and events all held on the beautiful grounds of the impressive Scorrier House.
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When: 14-16 July
Tropical Pressure is a festival like no other. An exclusive event, where only 3000 tickets go on sale, the site overlooks the sea at Porthtowan each July. Less than 4 miles from Portreath, visitors will enjoy a lineup of music, food, and workshops that celebrate the vibrant cultures of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.
When: 21 – 29 October
Where: various venues in Redruth
If you happen to be in Portreath during the October half term, nearby in Redruth (around 5 miles away) Lowender Peran festival is a celebration of Cornish music and dancing. The festival itself attracts hundreds of performers from Celtic nations every year, where you can learn all about traditions with performances and workshops.
Booking your self-catering holiday cottage in Portreath is a smart choice thanks to its pretty sandy beach and small harbour, making it a truly relaxing spot.