Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.


Date posted: June 3, 2019

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

Blessed with warm temperatures and dazzling sunshine, The Great Estate returned to the rolling green hills of the Scorrier House Estate for its third anniversary. Lighting up the prestigious manor house and its beautiful surroundings, the glorious weather attracted a record number of guests to Cornwall’s most rambunctious garden fête. Headlined by James on Saturday evening, and supported by Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., the three-day extravaganza was enjoyed by more than 19,000 festival-goers across the weekend.

Headlining on Saturday 1st June 2019, Manchester-formed band James whipped the crowd into a frenzy opening with hit single ‘Sit Down’. From the word go, lead singer Tim Booth could be seen crowd surfing his way through the audience as eager fans frantically snapped pictures. The exclusive South West performance also included a string of huge tracks such as ‘Come Home’ and ‘She’s a Star’.

On Friday 31st May 2019, The Great Estate played host to Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. featuring music veteran Sam Duckworth. Showcasing new material in addition to some re-worked classics, the Essex born singer-songwriter encouraged members of the crowd to join him on stage. Concluding live performances on the main stage on Friday night was Italian electro-swing band Swingrowers. Sending sparks flying with a powerful live show, this jazzy four-piece didn’t fail to get everyone dancing.

Bringing the main stage to a memorable close on Sunday 2nd June, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show returned for the third consecutive year. Once again bringing his trunk of funk by the bucket load, the one-man party machine kept festival spirits high with an energetic set of club classics and singalong hits that had everyone in the crowd moving and shaking.

Festival Directors, Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker commented: “We couldn’t be any happier with this year’s event. The Great Estate is evolving into so much more than we could ever have hoped for. With the incredible decor and installations across the site, coupled with the amazing line-up of artists and performers, we delivered the best and most rambunctious garden fête to date. A big thanks to everyone who attended, the festival crew and all the staff who worked hard across the weekend.”

The Great Estate will return on Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May 2020 and super early bird tickets will be released soon. For further information on The Great Estate please visit