Devon folk star Seth Lakeman, currently touring Australia with legendary Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant will headline the opening night on Saturday, September 8th – followed by Cornwall favourites Fisherman’s Friends two nights later.
Both return after last appearing at the Festival in 2014. “Really looking forward to heading back to St Ives in September,” said Lakeman, while Fishermen’s Friends messaged: “We’re delighted to be returning once more to deliver a night of barn-storming shanties, songs of the sea and a smidge of nautical nonsense. What a great way to round off the summer!”
Exeter-based Sound of the Sirens – Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood – will be back at the St Ives Festival on Wednesday, September 12th, following their stunning 2016 appearance.
Exciting new rock/metal band All Gods Fall also return to the Guildhall on Monday the 17th following their hugely successful February show there when they launched both the band and their debut EP ‘Ascension’. The band will once again be supported by the classic rock sounds of Sinpusher, another popular local outfit.
Two more Devon attractions will cross the Tamar with Steve Knightley, of Festival patrons Show of Hands, is bringing his solo tour Songs & Stories to The Guildhall on Wednesday, September 19th, with the New Jersey Boys presenting their Four Seasons tribute on Thursday the 20th.The 2018 September Festival, consisting of more than 300 arts and music events, will run for fifteen days from September 8th to 22nd.
Further details at www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk. Tickets available from crbo.co.uk