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Date posted: September 16, 2019

13th September – 15th September 2019, Healey’s Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Cornwall f: @CornishCiderFest i: @the_little_orchard

Drenched in glorious sunshine and celebrating all things apples, this weekend saw thousands of revellers descend on Cornwall’s favourite cider and music festival for a three-day spectacular of live performances, delicious food and scrumptious tipples. Tucked away in the grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm, Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival welcomed The Zutons, Reef, The Wurzels and Mad Dog Mcrea.

Returning to the grassy green fields of Penhallow, the apple-themed weekend attracted over 4,000 party-goers per day for the seventh edition of Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival. Blessed with warm temperatures and bright blue skies, ticket holders were spoilt for choice with over 50 different cask ciders and three stages hosting an eclectic mix of music.

Taking to the main stage on Friday evening, cider-loving four-piece The Wurzels came armed with a repertoire of hits including feel-good favourites such as ‘The Combine Harvester’ and ‘I Am A Cider Drinker’. Famed for their toe-tapping tunes and fun-loving performances, the Scrumpy and Western band once again made their mark on the Cornish event.

Playing out the main stage on Friday evening, British rock band Reef made their exclusive south-west performance at Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival this weekend. With a show that spanned hits old and new, highlights included ‘Precious Metal’, ‘Naked’ and popular scream-along hit ‘Place Your Hands’. Attracting an audience filled with friends, families and children, frontman Gary Stringer took the opportunity to jump into the pit on numerous occasions to say hello to the crowd.

Closing the main stage in style on Saturday was Liverpudlian band The Zutons. With the masses uniting to watch the evening’s headline act, the indie rock outfit opened the set with ‘Zuton Fever’ followed by other top tracks including ‘Pressure Point’ and ‘Confusion’. Combining rock and roll with sing-along hits, the band sent the crowd wild with ‘Valerie’, their most commercially successful hit.

Bringing a fusion of rock, pop and gypsy jazz to Healey’s Cyder Farm, Sunday evening was closed by Plymouth born band Mad Dog Mcrea. A series of fun-filled infectious hits kept dedicated partygoers dancing and marked the end of 2019’s Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival. Also taking a slot on the main stage across the weekend was Dr Meaker, Skinny Lister, Land of the Giants, King Creature and The Big Sets.

Making a welcoming return and showcasing a selection of Cornwall’s emerging talent was BBC Music Introducing. Among many others, the carefully curated programme welcomed Penny Eyes, Black Friday, Cut Capers, Imperial Leisure and Maurice Amour.

#Festival organisers Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker commented: “The sun, the cider and the music have made Little Orchard 2019 the best to date. Highlights for us were seeing The Zutons headline the main stage and welcoming back bands such as The Wurzels and Reef. A big thank you goes out to our team who made the entire event look amazing and run smoothly.”

Super Early Bird Weekend Camping Tickets will be available to buy on Tuesday 17th September 2019. For further information on Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival and to purchase tickets please visit