Head South

Head south next September for the St Ives festival

The South, which features ex members of hugely popular band The Beautiful South and Hawkwind have both been announced as two main headline acts for next year’s St Ives September Festival, which is being sponsored by Cornish Gems. The festival takes place between Saturday 13th and Saturday 27th September 2014, and you can get your tickets now from the Cornish Riviera Box Office.

Cornish Gems, the luxury holiday company based in Carbis Bay, Truro and St Ives are once again confirmed as the title sponsor of the festival, carrying on their relationship which started last year and really helped raise the festival’s profile.

Alan Shepherd, Chairman of the St Ives September Festival, is excited about plans now underway for 2014 saying:

“I am extremely pleased to announce that The South and Hawkwind will be performing at the 2014 Festival. We are sure these acts, along with ones we have up our sleeve to confirm in 2014, will help to attract more visitors than ever before.”

Alan continued: “We are pleased to be continuing our excellent working relationship with Cornish Gems. Joining forces with the company for 2013 was an exciting development for us and we can’t wait to work together to ensure the 2014 Festival reaches as wide an audience as possible.”

Cornish Gems has over 80 luxury properties across Cornwall, with many in the St Ives area, all rated as 5* and higher.

Julianne Shelton, Managing Co-Director of Cornish Gems is thrilled the company is backing the Festival again saying:
“St Ives is a stunning place to live and work and the committee of volunteers behind the Festival have a real passion for the town which truly shines through. The feedback we received when we supported the event for 2013 was fantastic. The St. Ives September Festival is a longstanding, widely known Cornish festival and Cornish Gems is proud to be title sponsor for a second year. We are confident our ongoing support will positively impact the success of the 2014 event and encourage sponsorship support from other local businesses.”

To complement the title sponsor, the Festival is now opening its doors to secondary sponsors, who will benefit from a range of marketing opportunities in return for financial support.

Opportunities start at £50 and businesses should contact Alan Shepherd on 07866949261 or ronaldsonlimited@aol.com .

The St Ives September Festival has been running for over 35 years, gaining popularity from locals and further afield with bookings of top music, theatre and comedy performances.

It is accessible to all, taking place at a variety of venues throughout the town during the day and night, with free entry to some of the festival’s smaller events in pubs and clubs.