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THE GREAT ESTATE Announces Headliner JAMES for 2019

Date posted: February 4, 2019

Also playing –
Joined by:
Brass Against, Swingrowers, Elvana, Plastic Mermaids, London Astrobeat Orchestra, Jelly Jazz, Hip Hop Karaoke, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Wildwood Kin, Future Dub Orchestra, Town of Cats and Crinkle Cuts

PLUS: Mexican Wrestling, Victorian Sports Day & A Grand Dining Experience in the Manor House.

The Great Estate announces its first wave of acts playing in the wild meadows and ancient woodland of the Scorrier House Estate. Welcoming one of British indie rock’s most celebrated bands, James will headline festival proceedings alongside Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Taking place from Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019, Cornwall’s most rambunctious garden fête fuses music, art, food and an eclectic mix of weird and wonderful happenings. Tickets are on sale now via the website.

Having sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, Manchester-formed band James will take to the main stage on Saturday 1st June 2019 for an exclusive South West performance. Having produced a string of huge hits over the past three decades including ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s a Star’ and ‘Laid’, the Mancunians returned last summer with their 15th studio album, aptly titled ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’. More than familiar with the UK festival circuit having previously headlined Glastonbury and Festival Number 6, the seven-strong band are set to perform a combination of classic Nineties songs and new material.

Essex-born Sam Duckworth AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. will perform at The Great Estate on Friday 31st May with a full backing band featuring drums, bass, violin, keys, flute, horn and guitar. The adventurous songwriter released his sixth studio album ‘Young Adult’ back in 2018 creating a refreshed and uplifting live show fusing new material and traditional Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. sound.

Returning to the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House, Funk and Soul icon Craig Charles will undoubtedly whip the crowd into yet another festival frenzy. No stranger to playing at The Great Estate, the one-man party machine promises a night of ‘can you dig it’ attitude and dance-floor jivin’. Following last year’s high-energy show that had the crowd dancing to the bitter end, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster will close the main stage in style on Sunday 2nd June.

Joining the list of headline acts for 2019 is New York collective Brass Against. Combining rock and edgy hip-hop, the protest band play empowering music with a political edge. Supporting Lenny Kravitz in London this year, Brass Against will undoubtedly inspire festival fans. Italian electro-swing four-piece The Swingrowers are set to play on Friday 31st May. Hailing from Palermo in Sicily, party-goers can expect a blend of dance music with the warm influences of swing from the 20s and 30s. Having played sell out shows across the US, plus a host of European gigs and UK festivals including Boomtown and Latitude, their irreverent style is set to ignite this year’s event.

Also joining main stage music bill is Plastic Mermaids – a surf-loving five-piece hailing from the Isle of Wight; London Astrobeat Orchestra – a combination of the finest West African musicians with one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 20th Century; Wildwood Kin – An indie/folk female trio from Devon; and Crinkle Cuts – A band guaranteed to deliver a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave Latin ska.

Plus more artists still to be announced.


Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019, Scorrier House, Cornwall

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