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We love music and dance! From samba to Morris dancing, barbershop quartets to pop, LostFest has something for everyone. There was entertainment in all venues and on every street corner to keep toes tapping.

We have a real mix of old favourites as well as sparkling new talent in what is arguably the most exciting and comprehensive annual busking event in Cornwall.

We are always on the lookout for new talent, so if you would like to be part of LostFest, please let us know.

The entertainment kicked off around 10.30 am and carried on all day until the evening. From 5.30pm our main bands performed on the main stage on the Parade. Check out details of the evening entertainment: MorZim and Bonetired.

Timetable of Events


Daytime Performers


Bagas Crowd

A lively street string band who play traditional Cornish tunes.


Ian Blackwood

Solo guitar singer


Carlton Crouch

A versatile solo musician and composer who plays a variety of instruments


Canoryon Lowen

Accomplished choir performing music from a very wide repertoire, including classical, church music, rock ballads, spirituals and musicals - from Tallis to Tavener, Beatles to Broadway, and everything in between.


Catseye Morris

Mixed energetic Morris Lostwithiel dance troupe. From their kit to their original energetic dances, they like to add their own unique style to the wonderful world of Morris


Emma Chamberlain

Exciting young, nationally renowned singer who accompanies herself on the guitar.


Champagne Ladies' Chorus

A capella group from Par - sing a variety of songs from 60s medleys to some from the shows, and are a vibrant and professional group


Cornish Authors: Liz Fenwick, Amanda Jennings and Kate Riordan

Three successful authors, all with new books set in Cornwall, discuss their writing journeys, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of their books


Cornish Connection

A men’s barbershop harmony chorus based in St Austell; an old LostFest favourite.



Inflatable assault course, children’s soft play area, Slush Puppy machine and bucking bronco with competition for who can stay on longest. 


Geoff Carne and the Hatz

Geoff and Mick work to give a fresh direction to the Rock influenced Blues genre.


Grapefruit Moon

Trio play an eclectic mix of Americana and folk from Cornwall featuring the Celtic harp.


Halfway Harmony

Sing Cornish folk, sea shanties, traditional rock and easy listening songs with a "touch of comedy”.


The Hard Donebys

Weather-worn warriors of freestyle, who play the tunes that you forgot you loved



A close 3 part harmony vocal group that sings songs including folk, contemporary and some original compositions


Java 5

A five piece close harmony a capella ensemble.



Cornish "Medieval Babes” are a group of home-grown singers.


Los Samba

Lostwithiel’s own Latin-American/Brazilian/dub-step drumming band.


Lost in Song

50-strong Lostwithiel community choir.


Lostwithiel Town Junior Band

Band of beginners and advanced players.


Lostwithiel Town Band

Lostwithiel's own brass band.



Our home-grown ukulele band


Mayflower Legacy Choir

A capella group from Plymouth who are combining with Playful Chorus


Nelly Young and Toot Lamond

Lively vocal duo with guitar and pipe.


Phil Wisdom

Solo busking from a multi-talented musician.


Playful Chorus

A company of mums, dads, grannies, granddads and carers. Enjoy!


Plymouth Ukulele Players

Lively group of pluckers from guess where ...



Acoustic-based salsa band based in West Cornwall, playing a highly danceable set of new & classic songs & instrumentals. Play a warm and feel-good blend of guitar, bass, Puerto Rican Cuatro, Cajon, bongos, Congo drums, woodblocks, guiro, and clave



A local 20-strong three-part harmony group who sing contemporary/modern songs


Renaissance Historical Dance Society

They have wowed us for many a year with their historical period-costume dances!


Rick Borrie

Humorous songs performed with accomplished guitar looping from the Corny Pastiche album. See him in action here.



Trio who explore the melodic boundaries of folk and jazz.


Spot the Dog

An old favourite at LostFest now augmented for a stage performance.


Stevie and the Masquerades

Fresh, dark electro duo with an atmospheric live show drenched in synth-pop, 80s inspired guitars and lyrical melancholia


Stuns'ls Shanty Groupe

A salty shanty foursome, who mainly want to have fun and keep the heritage of sea shanties alive.


The Countrymen

6 piece harmony band playing Cornish Folk rock harmony.


The Pied Pipers

Pair of flutes


The Woodcarts

Two sisters from Lostwithiel who sing and play a mixture of original songs and creatively adapted covers on a variety of different acoustic instruments.


Tin Taxi

Vocal duo accompanied by mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, 8-string ukulele and guitar


Tywardreath Morris

Traditional Morris dancers



Play bluegrass, rockabilly and rock and roll with uke, mandolin, harmonica and washboard


PRS for musicPRS for Music licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this. 

For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit or call 0800 068 4828




Evening performer