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Porthleven Food Festival musical line-up: Company B, Go Go Skank and more

The Porthleven Food Festival has announced a stellar list of bands to headline the three nights of the 2022 event.

On Friday, Guilty Pleasures will open the proceedings with a bang with cheesy pop classics, then Company B will headline the evening with the sounds of the 1940s brought up to date by the energetic seven-piece group “jump jive”.

Saturday will see Smokey’s King Shufflers, a blues band from Chicago, and Sandy Acre 7, a six-piece band that caters to all ages and tastes; from soul, blues and swing to ska, reggae and dance, and from 1950s R&B to modern anthems and contemporary classics.

On Sunday, the festival will welcome The Disappointments to the stage, with longtime Porthleven Food Festival Kids’ Field Production Manager Vicki Cox on double bass and vocals, alongside Thor House (guitar and vocals), Antony Ashton (drums ) and Sascha House (melodica and vocals) for a country and rock and roll fusion that the group calls folkabillyboogie which is far from disappointing.

Local favorites Go Go Skank will close out the festival, playing beloved tunes from the 80s in Rockabilly Ska style.

Go Go Skank will close the festival

This year’s evening music will take place in the main tent at Harbor Head, which will be transformed on the day from the Chef’s Theater into a pub-style venue in the evening.

Food festival chairman Alec Short said, “It’s one of the ways we’re returning to the original days of the festival, bringing the core content back to the heart of the harbour.

“We know locals loved it when the music was made up of local bands in this tent and so that’s one of the comments we listed and made changes to. We support our local bands with programming who will really bring the party – and it’s time we had a party.”

Sandy Acre 7 will perform on Saturday

Sandy Acre 7 will perform on Saturday

This community-run festival is free this year, with the committee saying they want to keep it accessible to those who can’t afford it. They ask people who feel able to donate to donate at the event, or on their Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/porthlevenfoodfestival

There will be a suggested donation of £5 at the door for the evening music events. The festival is a non-profit event and all proceeds beyond what we need to run the festival will be donated to local causes.