A most rambunctious garden fête. Set within the mystical grounds of Scorrier Estate, Cornwall.
Set within the mystical grounds of Scorrier Estate, Cornwall. The Great Estate is an Award-winning Boutique, Family Festival. Now in its 5th year, 2022 will see it bigger than ever with an increased capacity of 10,000 guests across the 4 day Jubilee weekend, enjoying the Woodland Silent Disco, Health & Wellbeing in The Sanctuary, an enchanting range of curious happenings and the mighty Manic Street Preachers headlining. Expect the unexpected!
The Great Estate festival is bursting at the seams with live music, quality entertainment and lots of fun fringe things to do. A stylish fete for all ages with cabaret shows, participatory workshops, magical trails, gorgeous glamping and a flair for the extraordinary.
This year the festival is headlined by Manic Street Preachers, one of the most influential and iconic rock bands to have come out of Wales. Throughout the years they have collected fans from all over the world, maturing and changing musically whilst always keeping the classic Manics sound. They will be bringing with them a catalogue of old and new hits including; ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’, ‘Design For Life’ & ‘ If You Tolerate This ‘alongside newer songs such as ‘Orwellian’ and ‘The Secret He Had Missed', both taken from their most recent album.
There will be wild performances from an inspired line-up, including the mighty Electric Six, The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel’s Furious 5 & Scorpio, DJ Yoda, Elektra Fence (Ru Paul’s Drag Race), Krafty Kuts, The Future Shape Of Sound, Loup Garoux (Ed Harcourt), Will & The People, ‘Oh My God! It’s The Church’, Dick Valentine & returning once again, to the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House, festival favourite, Funk and Soul icon Craig Charles, who will undoubtedly whip the crowd into yet another high energy dancefloor frenzy.
NEW for 2022, and to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, there will be a World Record attempt of the most people wearing paper crowns, a festival-wide Royal Themed Fancy Dress Competition for the whole family to enjoy and the much loved Victorian Games will now become The Royal Garden Games themed to include activities that royals have enjoyed throughout the years.
Happenings include The Old Time Sailors - a flashmob musical show designed to take the audience back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. Hip Hop Karaoke, Under The Canopy Corwall, Vintage Fairground, Captain Inkus Tattoo Parlour, Onsite Traditional Barber and Comedy Hours, including a performance from BBC’s Ru Pauls Drag Race star Elektra Fence. You can even learn how to craft your own gin using foraged ingredients from around the estate with Matt Vernon of Cornish Wild Foods
Festival favourite’s Tarquin’s Secret Gin Garden and Madame Wong’s House of Wrong return with a full line-up of music, burlesque and performances throughout the weekend and after a successful first year at the festival in 2021, Chef Ben Quinn is back with his long table feasts nestled within the woods.
Those who enjoy a moment of calm can find themselves in The Sanctuary - an area for wellness and workshops for all, The Zen Den yoga tent and home to the newest stage Earth & Roots with the full line up to be announced very soon.
Published on 21 April 2022 by Ben Robinson