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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.

Evening performer

We had 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.

The entertainment kicked off around 10.30 am and carried on all day until the evening.

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


From 5.30pm our main bands performed on the main stage on the Parade. You could grab a beer at the Skinners tent and something to eat from the Food Village and enjoy live music from two great acts: 

From 5.30pm to 6.30pm ..... LGM One

Taking their name from a pulsar thought to be the first extra-terrestrial communication, LGM One’s sound is a perfect clash of punk rhythm, dark indie vocals, and catchy ‘party’ soundtracks!

Then from 7.00pm to 8.00pm ..... The Gumbo Flyers

The cajun and zydeco aces have perfected the sounds of rural Louisiana and given the music their own unique stamp and never fail to impress with their hot and sweaty, high energy grooves.

With a heady mix of soaring accordion, manic rubboard and pulsating rhythms, these seasoned and well-oiled professional musicians based in Cornwall never fail to excite wherever they play.

From the dance halls of Louisiana to the bars of Barcelona and the festivals of France and even Finland, The Gumbo Flyers have thrilled wherever they’ve played.

Live music continued late into the evening at pubs around town.

 Music Plan


Daytime Performers


Bagas Crowd

A lively street string band who play traditional Cornish tunes.


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.

Their style of dancing is similar to Border, but a little different as the team have their own unique way of dancing.


Emma Chamberlain

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


Cornish Connection

A men’s barbershop harmony chorus group who sing unaccompanied in 4-part harmony.


Harbottle and Jonas

Prepare for beautiful harmonies and general greatness from these professional Geordie folkers.



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


Geoff Carne

Sings to a guitar - rock/blues in a classic British style


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”.


Ian Blackwood

Solo guitar singer


Java 5

A five piece close harmony a capella ensemble.


Kernow Levy

Medieval battle re-enactment - look out! Medieval camp and cookery as army backup.



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



Larks celebrate life through song


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.



Sing a variety of music including early music and part songs which are often forgotten and not heard today.


Playful Chorus

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


Plymouth Ukulele Players

A lively group from over the Cornish border with fun songs.


Press Gang

Salty traditional sea shanty group from St Austell.


Renaissance Historical Dance Society

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


Rob Phillimore

Influenced by Americana and Country Rob sings honest, relatable and memorable songs performed with passion and conviction accompanied by his guitar.



A favourite at the Jazz Cafe, this solo singer joins us at LostFest.



Trio who explore the melodic boundaries of folk and jazz.


Stuns'ls Shanty Groupe

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


Ten Zero One

Teenage melodic rock band; lively and different playing original material.


The Claze

The Claze are about getting pubs singing again, their handwritten work is drenched in life around the ocean, love and faith and is sprinkled with well known songs you love to sing.


The Woods

The Woods are an alternative folk rock band from Cornwall, with a sound that can best be compared to Mumford and Sons.


Tywardreath Morris

Dancers that fall into the Cotswold style traditions of Adderbury, Lichfield and Horsham. 



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