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St Ives September Festival

When is St Ives September Festival?

St Ives September Festival 2022 will be taking place from 10 September through to 24 September.

What to expect at St Ives September Festival

There is plenty for visitors to do and see at St Ives September Festival, from big-name performers at the Guildhall and St Ia Church, theatre, music and film at St Ives Arts Club to day-time open-air music and poetry, exhibitions, guided walks, talks and more.

Poet Bob Devereux will again be hosting his daily lunchtime music and poetry sessions – a festival tradition – in Norway Square. Open Studios will see around 40 artists opening their doors to visitors.

Two vibrant Saturday afternoons of street entertainment will take place on 10 and 17 September. 

Seth Lakeman and Lindisfarne sold out with weeks to go, but tickets are still available for Guildhall headliners Dr Feelgood, and Peggy Seeger, Emily Barker, Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh, Laurence Jones Band, The Countrymen and FOS Brothers.

Don't miss a final opportunity to see soul legends Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band in Cornwall on their farewell tour – and Queen Live and Fleetwood Mac Songbook tribute shows. 

St Ia Parish Church has a 15-night programme plus lunchtime shows. St Ives singers Molly Hocking, 2019 winner of ITV’s The Voice, and Bailey Tomkinson – hailed by country legend Brad Paisley as “Britain’s answer to Taylor Swift” – are going to church.

They will be joined by Our Atlantic Roots, Winter Mountain, Will Keating and John Dowling, Suzie Mac, Twin Harmony, Claude Bourbon, Bryher’s Boys, Cornish Roots Big Band, Cornwall Concert Orchestra, comedian Johnny Cowling and more, before Helston Town Bands’ Last Night of the Proms.

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How to get to St Ives September Festival

Getting to St Ives September Festival is easy. First, hop on a train to St Ives train station in Cornwall. If you’re coming from further afield, you’ll have to change at St Erth train station to get on the line to St Ives. From St Ives train station, it’s a short 6-minute walk to the Guildhall, where the festival will be taking place.

For further information about travelling to the St Ives September Festival, have a look at the festival website which has more information.

So hop on one of our trains to Cornwall or St Ives and come and experience an amazing long fortnight of music and art.