Are you ready for summer and festival season? Can’t decide between a beach holiday and a music festival? Luckily you don’t have to choose!
After their huge success last year Bands in the Sands is back for 2017 and promises to deliver more incredible summer nights on Perranporth beach in Cornwall. Created by the organisers of The Watering Hole (the UK’s only venue on a beach) and Tunes in the Dunes festival this promises to be a series of events like no other. You’ll enjoy amazing live national and international acts with a stunning sun sea and sand backdrop. Last year we saw the likes of Seal, Billy Ocean, The Darkness and Scouting for Girls.
At the first event this year you’ll see the Welsh legend and judge of The BBC series the Voice Tom Jones. Boasting a career spanning six decades we can’t wait to see Tom belt out hits such as ‘Sex Bomb’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual.’ For the second event of the series american blues musician Seasick Steve will take to the stage. Seeing him on the beach this summer will truly be something special.
The Stranglers, who shot to fame in the UK punk scene in the 1970s are headlining the third event of the series. Performing timeless hits such as ‘Peaches’ and ‘Golden Brown’ The Stranglers are sure to deliver an unforgettable night of music.
The welsh rock band Feeder will play the fourth Bands in the Sands event of 2017. They’ve spent a total of 181 weeks on the singles and albums charts combined with their own releases as of 2016, and have accumulated 25 top 75 singles between 1997 and 2012. In July they’ll be blowing us away on Perranporth beach! One of the best known ska and rock steady groups of all time, Toots and the Maytals are the headliners of the fifth event of the series. Formed in the 1960s they were key figures in popularizing reggae music.
You’ll also be able to enjoy a fully stocked bar and a wide selection of food each night. After each event there will also be an after party until 2am held at The Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach which will be free for Bands in the Sands ticket holders!
But where will you stay? Only a 15 minute walk to Perranporth beach you’ll find the Liskey Hill holiday park, one of the most beautiful holiday parks in Cornwall. Relax, sunbathe and enjoy the calm stillness or get active with the range of sports that the area is known for. Try your hand at surfing or sand yachting! If you’re craving adventure why not take a cliff top walk or explore the ancient ruins?
Whether you’re just here for the festivals, holidaying with family and friends or enjoying a romantic getaway with your partner, you’ll discover the area is packed with things to do. You might’ve spotted the infamous Eden Project biomes in the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day.’ But did you know they house the largest rainforest in captivity? The Eden Project is a great day out for the entire family with exhibitions, gardens and exciting events all year round! If there’s animal lovers among your party take a day trip to Newquay Zoo for the chance to get close to over 1000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals! It’s surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, the perfect location to release your inner animal. Your visit will help to support conservation projects both at the zoo and around the world, working to save animals from extinction. Flambards Theme Park in Helston will provide a fantastic family day out whatever the weather. Thrill seekers will love the sky high fairground rides including, roller coasters, a log flume and even a space shuttle! Travel back in time and take the Jurassic Journey to discover dinosaurs and fossils or visit the life size Victorian Village to experience British life in the Blitz. If you’re looking for something a little different take a trip to St Michael’s Mount, a small rocky tidal Island filled with history, myths and legends. Explore the fairytale castle, church, harbour and coastal gardens. Even when the bands have packed up and left you’ll enjoy exploring Perranporth beach. The beach itself is big enough that you’ll often feel like you have the entire thing to yourself. The Watering Hole serves snacks and drinks and the extensive sand dunes are teeming with wildlife.
After all that adventure you’ll love coming home to Liskey Hill. The holiday park boasts a pool table, BBQ area, even a launderette and payphone! Worried about the lack of signal in Cornwall? Use the holiday park WIFI! The town of Perranporth, just a short distance from Liskey Hill has a range of amenities including an indoor heated swimming pool (perfect for rainy days) and a golf course along with a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and pubs.
There’s a range of accommodation to choose from including caravans and bungalows. It’s even dog friendly in selected units so you’re welcome to bring your furry friend on holiday with you! Each of our caravans and bungalows features fantastic facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, freezer, kettle and toaster. Complete with a television and gas fire they’re the perfect home away from home to come back to after dancing to Tom Jones or The Stranglers on Perranporth beach.
This summer sample the delights that Cornwall has to offer and enjoy incredible music. Book your tickets for Bands in the Sands and accommodation at Liskey Hill today!
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