This September I popped down to the Little Orchard Cider festival at Healey’s for my second year!
It’s now the fifth year the festival has been going, and and this year saw even bigger artists such as Scouting for Girls, Houthouse Flowers and The Wurzels play for 3 nights at the cyder farm near Perranporth.
Sadly the weather over the week before was apple-ing (appalling… apples… get it, yeah?), with wind and torrential downpours leaving the site in a Glastonbury-style mess of mud, but amazingly this didn’t seem to deter us or Cornwall’s other cider & music lovers, and the festival team worked hard to make sure it wasn’t an issue.
Most of us found it hilarious anyway (that is, until I had to have my car pushed out of the production field on Sunday morning by four very kind and helpful souls!).
As well as the obvious epic amounts of delicious Cornish cider on tap, we also enjoyed the site’s variety of tasty food vans and festival shops too. With a fun fair, circus and yoga workshops, arts and crafts activities and the BBC Introducing stage, it seemed like there was plenty to do throughout the day as well to keep muddy revellers happy!
Our highlight was definitely seeing Scouting for Girls on the Saturday night in the main tent! We spent the evening drinking plenty of cider, and dancing and singing along to hits like ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’ and more.