Rock Oyster Expands With New Area

Last year's Rock Oyster Festival
Rock Oyster 2022. Pic: Ania Shrimpton

Cornwall’s food and music festival, Rock Oyster has to unveiled a huge new area for this year – WEST MEADOWS a new Wild-West themed, folksy and rootsy area where campers can unwind away from the bustle of the increasingly popular main stage. Sat at the heart of West Meadows, is a brand new stage, named THE HOWL (Cornish for Sun). The Howl will host over fifty acts throughout the weekend including Ferris & Sylvester, Land Of The Giants, Dr Meaker and a whole host more. Nestled alongside The Howl is Rock Oyster’s brand new Craft Ale Bar, showcasing a local craft ales alongside a selection from their Brewery Partner Sharps.

Lee Bater, Festival Director – “After the phenomenal success of the last two years, Rock Oyster is now firmly established as Cornwall’s destination food and music Festival. This year will see the Festival having doubled in size since 2021 and we wanted to continue to build out our offering as we grow. We’re excited about the potential to grow West Meadows into something very special and to bring The Howl to Rock Oyster. The Howl gives us another opportunity to showcase the best talent to our discerning family-friendly audience, all on a stage with a very different feel to the Oyster Stage. Alongside our new craft ale bar, Little Fish kids area, fairground and skate ramp. West Meadows also has that incredible view which makes the Festival so unique and special.”

Located on the banks of the Camel Estuary on the stunning Cornish coast, Rock Oyster is a 4-day festival and camping holiday taking place from 27-30 July 2023. A voyage of culinary discovery, there’s mouth-watering food from Michelin-starred chefs to creative kitchen wizards, a musical line-up from internationally acclaimed artists, topped off with an adventure and wellbeing programme and plenty of family entertainment for everyone, all in the ultimate UK summer holiday location.

Rock Oyster previously announced the iconic Nile Rodgers & CHIC, kitchen disco queen Sophie Ellis Bextor and iconic dance duo Groove Armada as this year’s headliners. They’re joined on next summer’s bill by recent 6Music Festival headliners The Big Moon, Mercury prize nominated, Cornish language champion Gwenno and film-maker, musician, documentarist and cultural historian Don Letts.

Recently announced acts are: Huey Morgan (DJ Set), Isaac Gracie, Jo Hill, Land of the Giants , The Royston Club, Pattern Pusher, The Scribes, Jack Britten, Future Dub Orchestra, Tom Jenkins, Horses on the Beach, Busketeers, King Dinosaur, Long Tonic, Damn the Wolves, Young Martyrs, Barry and the Crumpets, Family Jools, Duo, True Foxes, Dakadoum, Peri Rae, MCMC Spoken plus band, Mopes, Lily Ward, Falmouth Soul Sensation, Melange, Mango Tiger, Max Tyler, Alex Robertson Trio, Becca Kate, Katya, Rachael Watson, Cat Florence, Connie Gordon, Blue Orion, James Westerby, Voyage, Acapella Sound, Qube Records.