Flight and Light
Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer. Or is it the nights getting shorter? Whichever, it’s a great time to book your festival weekend. If you are a regular or haven’t been lucky enough yet, what does Cornucopia 2016 have to offer this year?
This year’s theme is “Flight and Light” and following the hugely successful light show last year we are all working flat out to make it even more spectacular this year. Watch out – there are some huge surprises to come!
The Legend that is Andy Fairweather Low
On Friday the Barn Stage Legends night is headed up by Andy Fairweather Low. As a founder member of Amen Corner he had hits with ‘Bend me, shape me’ and ‘If Paradise was half as nice’. Andy has also had solo hits with ‘Wide eyed and legless’ and ‘Reggae tune’ and he has toured extensively with Roger Waters, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and Eric Clapton.
Supporting Andy we have festival favourites The Revolutionaries who have been influenced by 1940’s & 1950’s R & B to create their own amazing high energy sound. The legends stage opens with the brilliant Loud Shirts with the Californian sound of the Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Over on the Big Top stage we change mood so get your dancing shoes on for the incredible 15 piece Världens Band described as Transglobal Roots Fusion, where Swedish melodies meet Scottish reels, English guitar accompanies Indian classical song, Galician pipes play Balkan melodies and Senegalese Kora blends with Mediterranean rhythms. The result is a unique and exciting blend of culture, personality and style and very sore dancing feet! Friday night’ s world music programme also features the lovely Project Jam Sandwich. From reels to rumba and reggae, expect beautiful melody, dizzying virtuosity, high octane grooves. The evening begins with virtuoso acoustic guitar duo Farino playing Spanish/flamenco, Latin, jazz and classical styles.
Wierd and Wonderful
Beyond the two main stages you will always find something going on. Some things strange, some bizarre but all entertaining. The festival village area is home to the many and varied activities on offer and the lifestyle tent is full of interesting and thought provoking content. Why not pop into the food square to see if any of the delicious street food takes your fancy? And of course these is always a large selection of very reasonably priced local real ales at the 2 festival bars.
And all of this is just Friday! What more can there be you ask? Ah ha! Lots and lots of truly wonderful stuff. Stand by for more exciting news about Saturday and Sunday. So, whether you come for the full weekend camping in the historic grounds of the superb Burton Constable Hall or just visit for the day, remember anyone up to 17 years old goes free!
Also, don’t forget that our lovely Burton Constable Hall is hosting the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow with the ever delightful Fiona Bruce on Sunday the 17th of July.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival this year, for more info and to buy tickets please visit www.cornfest.co.uk .