Cornwall’s freshest talent on the BBC Introducing Stage at Cider Festival

By Gee Witchalls


8th September – 10th September 2017, Penhallow, Cornwall

This great small festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm on Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September 2017 for its 5th year and seems to only be getting better. Three days of live music, tractor rides and, of course, cider, this has quickly become one of the most magical experiences in the Cornish festival calendar. This year’s line up really does have something for everyone, and there’s a lot more to look forward to besides the music!


Scouting for Girls, The Wurzels, Hothouse Flowers

Joined by:

Electric Swing Circus, The Jar Family, The Leylines, King Creature, Flats and Sharps, Belfast Busker, Pirates of St Piran

Festival guests are also encouraged to look out for the Silent Disco, Comedy Hours, Little Orchard Feast Village, Secret Cider Walks, Vintage Fun Fair and Yoga Sessions.

Selected by BBC Music as one of the official ‘Summer of Music’ festivals, Little Orchard will once again showcase Cornwall’s freshest talent on the dedicated BBC Introducing Stage. Playing host to a string of live performances across the three-day event, the much-loved stage will celebrate under the radar musicians and the region’s rising stars.


Following its successful launch in 2016, The Little Orchard Feast Village will return bigger and better than ever. Catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the dedicated Feast Village will be home to a selection of local food traders sharing their culinary expertise and delicious cuisine.

No cider festival is complete without cider and with over 100 different options to choose from, festivalgoers will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice. Those with a keen interest to learn more about the local tipples can book a spot on one of the many secret cider walks that take place throughout the weekend. Guiding guests to an opening in the trees, Dobbins and her Apple Bobbins team host a cider-pairing banquet complete with a makeshift table made from bales of straw.

Little Orchard is completely family friendly, with circus workshops, face painting, arts & crafts sessions and bouncy castles, plus a new Vintage Fun Fair which includes a giant Ferris wheel and bumper cars. Families can also head down to the Healey’s courtyard where children can meet the resident ponies, chickens, rabbits, ferrets, Pygmy goats and of course the Cornish black pigs. Alongside this, festival guests can also make the most of the complimentary tractor rides which showcase the beautiful grounds and blossoming orchards.

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