Mevagissey Shanty Festival

18th-19th October 2019

Shanty Fest 2019

This Autumn, Mevagissey will be hosting its first ever Shanty Festival. Performances are being held throughout the 13th century village and fishing port, giving spectators a choice of venues and times to enjoy over 20 shanty groups. Have a drink and a sing-song in intimate settings such as the 15th century Fountain Inn or come along to the main stage and Cornish beer festival in the Mevagissey Activity Centre.

The event takes place on the 18th and 19th of October 2019 and is aimed at extending the holiday season for our village, increasing trade for local businesses, whilst also generating much needed funds to help various village organisations.

The Groups

24 groups from all over the UK will be visiting the event, which equates to over 170 singers and 140+ hours of performances. 

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The main sponsors of Meva Shanty Fest 2019

Main Stage at the MAC

The Mevagissey Activity Centre will be a ticketed venue with the main stage and a small 12 barrel Beer Festival.

The Venues

Find out more about the Mevagissey Shanty festival venues.

Click the pins on the map below to view the venues

The event will start in the village venues on Friday the 18th of October at 19:00 until close, with the main stage opening at 11:00am on Saturday the 19th of October in the Mevagissey Activity Centre.

Performances will be running throughout the venues until 23:00.

Programme of Events to follow shortly