Rock Oyster Festival is back at Dinham House this July (30th to August 1st) with an incredible line-up of music and food featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean alongside pop-up restaurants and chefs demos hosted by Paul Ainsworth.
To mark its 10th anniversary, Rock Oyster has announced that it will be hosted by a different chef every year and this year Paul Ainsworth is at the helm, curating Rock Oyster’s food line-up with chefs like Valentine Warner, Josh Eggleton, Juliet Sear, Ping Coombes, Gill Meller and Michael Caines coming to cook with him by the Camel Estuary.
A handful of Cornwall’s best loved restaurants will be popping up in The Chefs Tipis with Paul Ainsworth bringing The Mariner’s from Rock, Andi Tuck bringing the St Kew Inn, John Hooker bringing The Cornish Arms from Tavistock and Great British Menu favourites Jude Kereama, Guy Owen and Nick Beardshaw also hosting a Tipi throughout the weekend.
And for those who are keen to hone their own cooking skills, Rock Oyster has a packed programme of chefs demos and an open fire cooking stage featuring Steven Lamb, Romy Gill, Jack Bristow, Ben Quinn and many more.
Paul Ainsworth commented: “I’m delighted to be this year’s host chef for the much-loved Rock Oyster Festival which returns this July. Historically, it has been a weekend that revolves around family, great music and delicious food, and I’m so excited to be cooking alongside my fellow chefs against the beautiful backdrop of the Camel Estuary”.
Outdoor adventures and wellbeing activities are a big feature of this year’s festival with Standup paddleboarding, canoeing, archery, wild running, aerial yoga and spa treatments to choose from.
Rock Oyster has always been a favourite with local families and there is plenty to keep kids happy this year too including forest school, a sea creature fashion show, circus skills, hula-hooping and storytelling at dusk.
This year’s music line-up is bigger and better than ever before as Rock Oyster pulls out all the stops for its 10th birthday. Alongside this year’s headliners are local favourites Bailey Tomkinson, Nathan Ball and Brother Sea.
“It’s been such a difficult year for everyone and we all need something to look forward to this summer so we’re putting on our best festival yet for Cornwall!” said festival director Lee Bater.
“We are very confident that we will be able to go ahead and the event is being planned in line with government guidance. If things do change and we can’t go ahead you’ll be able to either keep your ticket for next year or get a refund”
“We’ve been absolutely amazed at how quickly tickets have been flying out, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back safely this July.”
Tickets now available.