Billy Curtis

Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival Named BBC Music ‘Summer Of Music’ Festival

Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival has been chosen as Cornwall’s official BBC Music ‘Summer of Music’ festival of 2017.

Nominated by BBC Radio Cornwall’s mid-morning show presenter David White, the music and cider themed event will return to the grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm on Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September 2017.

Showcasing the very best of the regions emerging talent, the BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall stage will play host to a string of exciting acts, capturing and sharing this year’s performances via the BBC network. Coverage will include behind the scenes insights, interviews with acts as well as social media content and photo galleries.

Creating a ‘one-stop shop’ initiative for the festival experience again this summer, BBC Music has partnered with BBC Local Radio in England, BBC ScotlandBBC Wales, and BBC Northern Ireland throughout the festival season from June to September.

Each local station has championed one festival under the umbrella of BBC Music to provide festival coverage which is then collated into a digital collection on BBC Music and each of the 41 regional stations. The 41 local festivals include Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Deer Shed Festival and Tramlines.

Set to be the biggest BBC Introducing lineup Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival has seen, guests can expect performances from Haunt the WoodsThe Sum OfSon of DaveWolf NoteMarcus McCoanWinter Mountain plus many more acts.

David White, BBC Radio Cornwall presenter comments: “It’s our fifth year hosting a BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall stage at Little Orchard Festival and it gets better every year. We’re thrilled it’s going to get coverage on the BBC Music website, giving music fans all over the country a taste of a good old Cornish festival.”

Over on the main stage, this year’s headline acts include pop rockers Scouting For Girls, Ireland’s very own Hothouse Flowers and The Neville Staple Band. Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival will also play host to cider loving four-pieceThe Wurzels, Birmingham’s very own Electric Swing Circus, London six-piece Imperial Leisure.

Following last year’s sell-out success, organisers have also confirmed the festival’s capacity is expanding to accommodate 5,000 people in 2017.

Commenting on this year’s forthcoming event, festival organiser Ben Hall said: It’s an honour to have been chosen as Cornwall’s official BBC Summer of Music festival for 2017. BBC Radio Cornwall has supported the event since day one which has proved instrumental in its growth. Having the ability to provide a platform for unsigned artists is very important to us and it’s a privilege to showcase local musicians in a credible way. It will be fantastic to have BBC Radio Cornwall there in full force this year, filming and documenting festival action.”


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