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We love music and dance! From samba to Morris dancing, barbershop quartets to pop, LostFest has something for everyone. There will be 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 kicks off around 10.30 am and carries on all day until the evening. From 5.30pm our main bands perform on the main stage on the Parade. See details of the evening bands.


2023 performers

A Merrie Noyse

3 piece medieval and Tudor music group 


Andy & Phil


Bagas Crowd

A lively street string band


Canoryon Lowen

An accomplished mixed choir of about 35 singers, based in St Neot.



Caracana has been playing music in Cornwall for over 25 years, the membership has altered along the way, but not the sense of fun that they bring. Whilst primarily drawing on music from their Celtic roots, they also embrace tunes from Armenia, Arkansas and the Klezmer canon (to name but a few!) to bring audiences an exciting fusion.


Catseye Morris

From their kit to their original energetic dances, they like to add their own unique style to the wonderful world of morris.


Champagne Cornwall Chorus

Professional presentation and love of singing epitomises this ladies’ 4-part harmony a cappella group based in Par; singing a varied repertoire of songs ranging from barbershop classics to arrangements of more modern songs with a rich mixture in between.


Cornish Connection

A men's acapella chorus, based in mid Cornwall, who specialise in barbershop songs in 4-part harmony. They meet on Wednesday evenings to rehearse and new recruits are always welcome, regardless of singing ability.


David Eastoe

A highly-experienced musician based in Somerset who presents a performance of multiple styles on guitar and live multi-layered techniques. 


Dew Barf

A two-man band with a big sound bring their hairy jukebox to town playing a wide range of songs from Bluegrass to Trance. 



Cornwall duo Fable bring you their unique take on traditional & contemporary folk music. An exciting blend of vocals, flute, whistle & electro-acoustic harp!



A female acapella group from North Cornwall who sing shanties and songs of the sea. 


Guitar Joe

An 11-year-old singer and guitarist, covering artists such as the Levellers and the Pogues, alongside classic folk and pop.


Ilow Splann Carlton Crouch

Multi-instrumentalists who play Cornish folk music and early music.



Brought forth from the two traditions of Cornish and Irish music, Cove are an instrumental trio comprising Kerensa Wright on hammered dulcimer, Neil McMahon on fiddle and Keith Mountifield on bouzouki, whistle and bodhrán. 



Popular local a cappella group who give traditional Celtic songs new life and joyous harmonies.


PPL PRS 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 PPL PRS for Music or music licensing, visit the PPL PRS website or call 0800 0720 808

The Rat Folk

A local all-female folk group sing 4 part harmony and play accordion, fiddle, guitar, oboe and pipes. We include the Cornish language in our songs


Levow Kesson

Mixed-voice choir that aims to have fun by bringing people together who love to sing


Lost in Song

Lostwithiel’s own community choir.


Lostwithiel Town Band

Originally formed in 1885, the Town Band support many of Lostwithiel's Civic and Public events. 


Losty Ukes

Our home-grown Ukulele band.


Mark Barnwell

Cornwall based guitarist Mark Barnwell is back; playing a mix of Flamenco, Latin and Eastern-inspired Spanish guitar music


Press Gang

Salty traditional sea shanty group from St Austell.


Rachel Watson

Singer songwriter from Cornwall


Renaissance Historical Dance Society

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


Sannie Fox

Original desert blues and psych rock duo featuring Sannie Fox on vocals and electric guitar accompanied by Jack Doherty on bass guitar. Soulful vocals, dirty riffs, fat basslines and beats.


Sarah Champion

A local to the area, Sarah has been performing around Cornwall for the past couple of years as The Barmaid, this is her first time performing live with an acoustic guitar played by the talented James Averil. They will be covering music from different genres and decades so there's sure to be something everyone will love. 


Stuns'ls Shanty Groupe

Salty shanty foursome who enjoy having fun and keeping the heritage of sea shanties.


The 802


The Buzzards

A lively blend of Country, Rock and Blues featuring vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica from a popular local band.


The Horners

The ever-popular street band, The Horners, are renowned for playing lively and danceable Cornish music and are not to be missed!



Electronic Dance Music. Song-writing duo. Winners of an 'Awen Award' in 2017 and a 'Certificate of Recognition' in 2022 from Gorsedh Kernow the Bards of Cornwall.


Tin Taxi

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


Tywardreath Morris

References to Morris dancing in Cornwall go back to the 15th Century. Tywardreath have, since 2010, been having fun performing a mix of traditional and modern Morris dances in both the Cotswold and Border styles, all done to live music


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