The Great Estate festival has announced Razorlight as its Saturday night headline act.
With many massive tracks under their belt, such as In The Morning and America, Razorlight will be a hit with the 7,000 strong crowd and are a much anticipated addition to the festival line-up.
Razorlight will join an event programme that includes live performances from American legends The Sugarhill Gang and the Welsh rappers, Goldie Lookin Chain.
Dick Valentine, frontman of Electric Six, is also set to perform, not once, but twice during the event.
Festival Directors, Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce Razorlight for the fourth year of The Great Estate. They are adding to an already amazing line-up of music and happenings throughout the weekend. We look forward to seeing them, and you there.”
Following the announcement of Saturday night headliners, Razorlight, also comes the release of day tickets which start at £30 and are available now via the website.
Other confirmed acts for the May half term extravaganza include Chainska Brassika, Malavita, Indian Man, The Correspondents, Lady Violet Hugh, and the colourfully fun Super Cumbia y la Liga de la Alegría.
A spokesman for the event said: “There of course couldn’t be a Great Estate without the much-coveted Woodland Silent Disco and Madame Wong’s House of Wrong.
“For families there’s a full programme of kid’s entertainment from Swamp Circus, Mount Hawke, Titan the Robot and the electrifying Lords of Lightning. There is also the regular vintage fairground, bouncy castles and roaming entertainers throughout the weekend.
“If you need a little time to enjoy the festival without the kiddies, Under the Canopy Cornwall return with their supervised ‘Bear Grylls’ style survival skills academy.
“New to the DJ collection are locals Natz & Danae B, DJ Lou.V and Love DeluxX with their impressive stage set and music that will have you dancing the night away.
“Talks at Teatime and Delicious Demos are also new to the bill for 2020 and promise a line-up of impressive names sharing their passion for food, drink, enlightenment and rock & roll, all within The Grand Hall of Scorrier House.
Here are some of the festivals coming to the West Country in 2020
Boardmasters,Watergate Bay, Newquay – August 5-9
The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town. After last year’s festival was cancelled due to safety fears because of terrible weather conditions, organisers say it will be back.
No names have been announced as yet, but previous performers include George Ezra, Rag N Bone Man, Craig David, Sam Fender,Bastille, Faithless, Snoop Dogg, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Fatboy Slim.
Beautiful Days, Escot Park. Exeter – August 21-23
Beautiful Days, the Levellers’ independent family music festival organised by DMF Music, has several stages, theatre tent, site art installations, wild spa, crafts, children’s area, walkabout theatre, play zones, family camping, real ale bars, folk sessions, healing garden and food and craft stalls.
Last year featured headliners Skunk Anansie, Ziggy Marley and Levellers plus The Stranglers, Ash, Less Than Jake, Hothouse Flowers, Peter Hook & The Light, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman and Cara Dillon. This year’s artists have yet to be announced.
Looe Live, Looe – September 25-27
Expect international headline acts on the mainstage, tune into the best upcoming talent with BBC Introducing, dance on the seafront at the beach stage and get stuck into a variety of workshops in the community zone. Plus there’s over 100 pop-up performances in venues all over Looe.
No names have been announced yet, but last year saw headliners Level 42, Newton Faulkner, The Shires and Fisherman’s Friends.
Cornwalll Rocks, Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe – November 20-22
A new festival last year, which featured Rock legends such as The Quireboys and Diamond Head performing, will return again.
The line up has not been announced.
“The much-loved Secret Gin Garden will also return, bringing back Classical Corner, with relaxed vibes and jazz playing over the sound of a large gin and tonic being skilfully poured at Tarquin’s gin bar.
I”f you are a seasoned Great Estate goer you know that this festival isn’t just music and bars. It is a world of whimsy and surprise. A world where you can walk around a corner and meet a bunch of bearded ladies, who will try and ply you with Dr Von Hyde’s medicinal tonic, then bump into a pat of flamingos merrily wandering the plush green surrounds of Scorrier Estate.
“Watch out for the Safari crew, their teapot doesn’t contain what you might think….
“How can you improve the already well-established and much-loved Great Estate? You join forces with the Cornish power-house that is Cornish Orchards. Cornish Orchards have just been announced as the main headline sponsor for The Great Estate 2020, and if you venture into the woods you may be in for a big cider-filled surprise.
“With so much more music, and happenings still to be announced, 2020 is looking like the year to travel to the three-day festival and join in with all the crazy festivities.”
You can get tickets from the website here.