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2019 LINE UP…

It may seem impossible, but The Big Tent Festival just keeps getting better and better! This year’s festival will be crammed full of exciting, enjoyable experiences that are guaranteed to create a magical weekend for all involved!

Here’s a glimpse at some of this year’s acts just to tickle your taste buds:

Jonah’s Lift

Tom Dale

Headluv and Passman 

Devil’s Hat Band 

Seed Yoga 



2018 LINE UP…

Just when you thought we couldn’t improve on our feast of delights from last year, it looks like we have only gone and done it. Without giving too much away, lets just say, be prepared for non-stop entertainment going out in true Holifield fashion with a knee’s up, circus inspired, audio-visual bonanza -The Roustabouts.


2017 LINE UP….

Jonah’s Lift, Devil’s Hatband, Whipple Tree Ceildh Band, Clothyard Angel’s, Shallal and Seef Saffah, Liam Jordan, Mike Kerslake, Wadebridge HFT, Pick & Mix, we also have many great workshops and activities planned.

Look at our photos from 2015 here and 2016 here

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Our 2016 line up includes the following:

FIT POP / ZUMBA Jadine grew up in Cornwall. It is her dream to teach dance fitness. She offers a variety of classes to a whole range of community groups, totally inclusive and autism friendly including: Primary schools, youth groups, disability groups, womens groups and more.

Jadine is going to start both mornings off. Perfect for getting everybody motivated to enjoy the day.


Homefarm Trust Day Centre (Wadebridge) will be performing for us on stage.  We hope to build networks with centres to share audiences and aid in developing individual skills of confidence and social integration.


Swamp Circus will present, ‘Have a go workshops’ chosen because this will better meet the needs of people with special needs.



Swamp circus trust is a charity focused on using circus skills, dance and use music to improve the lives of children, young people and adults.

These workshops aim at using/developing the following skills (there maybe use of equipment or not e.g. Balls but it will be tailored to those who choose to participate):
Team building
Confidence building
Raise awareness of others
Encourage Positive interactions with families and carers
Adapted interactions with wheelchair users
Sense of self and integration with equipment and music
Inspiring us to use new activities at home

Adapted interactions with wheelchair users and additional staff provided for 1:1.

People can come and go as they feel, just watch and/or try things they never thought they would or could.
Presented in a non-intrusive fashion catering for adults with special needs.

Belly Dance Seef Saffah provides a performance and interactive workshop. http://bellybolly.co.uk/

Encourages people to look at alternative forms of cultural dance and music movement to improve health and wellbeing. Benefits include:

Better body awareness
Co ordination
Improves posture
All Ages can do
Builds muscles evenly
Aids digestion
Reduces stress
Improves sleep
Skin improvement
Well recognised form of psychotherapy
Promotes body images
Positive social interactions


Jonahs Lift: Jonah’s Lift are our all time favourite Barn Dance band will be on Thursday evening 6.30-8pm


Nature’s workshop will be here with us on Friday afternoon.



Jules Berry will be performing live on Thursday afternoon for us. Really looking forward to this.

Jules is a guitarist/percussionist/Composer/songwriter, living and working in Falmouth, Cornwall. Look no further if you are looking for a teacher. Contact him direct to book lessons.

Jules also takes bookings for holistic shamanic therapy sessions, massage and body work therapy.



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Jill lamede Tintagel Story teller. www.lamede.com

The Tintagel Storyteller,


John Daniel Centre – Providing a music workshop – Making Instruments from junk to raise awareness of an alternative fun way to explore share and create music from the things around us for free and comes away from technology. Connecting the importance of our environment and sustainability in our lives.

Karaoke by GK electronics they’ll be plenty of time throughout the 2 days and on the evenings to have fun singing. http://www.gkelectronics.co.uk/

There is always body and facepainting throughout the 2 days

We have face and body painting throughout the 2 day festival.

We have face and body painting throughout the 2 day festival.


Hula hoop workshops by Cate she does short workshops as and when in the 2 days.  Combines body awareness, movement and music together.


Shallal is an inclusive dance theatre arts charity based in Cornwall. Started over 20 years ago. www.shallal.org.uk

They will offer new pop up interactions 15- 20 mins, followed by dances from their latest show, some with live music 15- 20 mins and then a short taster workshop 20-30 mins, the shorter workshop holds attention better in busy spaces. We also agree that the people who attend their own sessions come and support these workshops to:

Build their own social networks through peer support

Have a sense of sharing skills

Help other people, explore and develop new skills

Try new ways of working, using creative processes and mediums.




Art Gallery

If you would like to bring along your arts and crafts to our little gallery please do so.



At Dusk we have a camp fire and encourage people to bring an instrument and sing.

Sometimes we might be treated in watching some fire performers.



We have a Disco on both nights starting from 8 pm till midnight. During both evenings we have some live bands lined up too.

Devils hat band are playing on Thursday night alongside Andrew Bache.


Andrew Bache

BACHE is the stage name of Andrew Bache, a singer/songwriter based both in London & Cornwall.

BACHE has been playing and writing music in many bands spanning the last 7 years, however after many changes in line-up he decided to use his own name to and perform as a solo musician.

BACHE regularly plays venues all across Cornwall and has regular plays on BBC Introducing, with his latest single ‘Raise A Glass’ receiving airplay across the UK. His live shows are full of energy and passion, getting audiences up on their feet and singing along.

Most recently he performed with a band called The Pumped Up Kids and released 2 EPs under that name. After the band went their separate ways BACHE went into the studio to record his latest single ‘Raise A Glass’ and supported this with an open mic tour of the UK.


We also have VynNyl Re VyVyl on Friday night

They are a Cornish band made up of musicians from all over the county. Their influences include artists such as The Ramones, Status Quo David Bowie and more modern acts such as The Kaiser Cheifs and Green Day.

They perform regularly in local pubs, clubs and festivals and are available for weddings and private functions.




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