Tickets now on sale for the ever popular St Ives Festival

Tickets now on sale for the ever popular St Ives Festival.

The tickets have gone on sale for this years St Ives September Festival, sponsored in 2013 by Cornish Gems. Already confirmed for this event that gets more and more popular every year are comedy and theatre acts as well as top class music.

The festival will be running from the 14th-28th September and has been going now for 35 years and the 2012 event featured more than 300 events, and this year that record is set to be broken once again.

A celebration of the arts and music, confirmed acts include Chastity Brown, Fairport Convention, Emily Barker, John Cooper Clarke and the Manfreds, ensuring the audience will enjoy an eclectic and diverse mix of music from across the globe.

Other performances include comedy from Johnny Cowling and theatre from Miracle Theatre Company with their version of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’, leading up to the festival’s electrifying finale on Saturday September 28 featuring Livewire AC/DC and The ZZ Tops.

Performances will take place in a range of venues around this popular Cornish town, ranging from ticket only entrance at The Guildhall with a capacity of 500 people and The St Ives Theatre which seats 320, through to smaller free music events in pubs and clubs;

Another aspect of the festival is the highly anticipated Film Season, featuring showings of classic films – this year with a ‘Monster’ theme, to include screenings of ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘Nosferatu’, ‘The Mist’ and the 1931 film ‘Frankenstein’ – all taking place at St Ives Arts Club.

The festival also includes art exhibitions, walks and tours of the area and various workshops as well as Open Studios, where local artists open their workspaces to the public in order to feature their work in art, ceramics, textiles and glass; there will also be an art exhibition in the famous St Ives School of Painting and ceramic pit firing on Porthmeor Beach.

Alan Shepherd, Chairman of the St Ives September Festival, is excited about the line-up saying:

“This year the festival has outdone itself with the variety of acts and events. It is fantastic that projects like this can continue for over 35 years and it is thanks to the support from our sponsors – Cornish Gems, as well as other businesses in the town, that we can continue to bring the best music, art, and theatre to St Ives.”

Further information can be viewed and tickets purchased through the St Ives September Festival website at, from Cornish Gems’ and the Visitor and Information Centre in St Ives and in some cases on the door.