Feedback fills the fields surrounding Terefife Estate, a Grade II listed Manor house nestled in picturesque Cornish countryside. For two years now this site has been invaded by men, women and children united by alternative culture. Adorned with studs, patches and mohawks hundreds of people descend from all corners of the country, hungry to experience one spectacularly curated stage of live unprecedented Punk rock in beautiful surroundings. This is 3 Chords Festival.
In August 28th/29th 2015 3 Chords, the southwests top independent punk festival, returns with it’s most eclectic & creative line up yet including the world renowned HC band The Restarts. Punk poet TV Smith is back after his electrifying set last year, alongside him The Lurkers, Goldblade, Control and a whole host of new talent including acts such as Hearts Under Fire, Wonk Unit and Eat Defeat. 3 Chords is out to celebrate the creativity and diversity that is fuelled by the Punk ethos – proving that Punk is truly alive and well.
August sees the third installment of the sponsor free, volunteer run event. For the past 2 years Penzance, Cornwall has been the host to an unprecedented line up of world-class musicians, including The Ruts DC, U.K Subs, GBH, Vice Squad, 999 & The Vibrators. The event intends to showcase not only the very best alternative artists but they also aim to present the very best that Cornwall has to offer too. They are contributing to the bohemian culture that is growing in a place that is often regarded as ‘cut off’ where ‘nothing ever happens’. Many of the festival attendees are visiting Cornwall for the very first time and they are met with unique picturesque scenery, locally sourced food and top quality beers, ales and cider, courtesy of Skinners Beer and other local breweries. They even cater for little punks too, encouraging and inspiring the next wave of creative kids through art workshops.
Punk & Cornwall go hand in hand, always has & always will. Legends of the genre The Sex Pistols, The Dammed & even The Ramones have played just a few miles from Lands End, back when it all began. Whether it’s limited opportunities here in the South West or perhaps its the supposed isolation from the rest of the country that stirs a feeling of rebellion and diy attitude.. It’s safe to say that 3 Chords Festival is an expression of these feelings.
Tickets are priced well at £55.00 for 3 days camping, over 20 quality live acts, bars, food, distros, a kids mosh pit, merch and more. Day tickets and child passes are available too. The event is growing year on year with tickets are sent out to addresses across the UK & Europe, so be sure to book well in advance.
THIS YEARS LINE UP INCLUDES:
The Restarts + TV Smith + Goldblade + Vice Squad + The Lurkers + Control hooligan rock n roll + Eastfield + DIRT BOX DISCO + dragSTER + The Wonder Beers + The Lagan + Hazard + These Creeps + Skaciety + Eat Defeat + B-Movie Britz + Bobby Funk + THE EYELIDS + The Bus Station Loonies + Hearts Under Fire + WONK UNIT.
3 Chords is suited to little Punks too with child tickets available.
Facebook Event : https://www.facebook.com/events/1388003048176103/
Tickets are now on sale for £55, which includes 3 nights camping.
Children aged 5-15, with an accompanied adult, £5.
Under fives go free!
Day tickets available at £30, for either Saturday or Sunday.
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