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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

11-13 October 2024 | Mevagissey Cornwall
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About The Festival

Founded in 2019 by Tristan Netherton of the Stuns’ls Shanty Group the Mevagissey Shanty Festival is a joyful celebration of maritime shanty singing and local heritage.

The Festival helps to boost off-peak commerce and community spirit, and, to date, has raised  over £10,000 for local causes.

Now in its fifth year, the festival, supported by Keltek Brewery and the Mevagissey Harbour Board, features 440 singers and helps promote sustainability through education and community involvement.

Watch Highlights From 2023!

The sights and sounds of the 2023 Mevagissey Shanty Festival


Mevagissey Shanty Festival Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of song and fun

Saturday 20th July
Doors open 6.30pm
Singing 7pm until 11pm

Wheal Martyn Clay Museum
Saint Austell
PL26 8XG

Tickets – Just £12



The 2023 Mevagissey Shanty Festival featured 57 folk and shanty groups, 379 singers and over 140 hours of entertainment. If you’d like to be considered for inclusion in this year’s lineup or for one of our pre-festival events please click the button below.


From Pentewan to Portmellon across 16 fabulous venues, the Mevagissey Shanty Festival is the perfect opportunity for you to open your doors to a roaring trade this October. For further information about how you can get involved click the button below.


Every year behind the scenes we have a raft of volunteers and helpers covering all kinds of roles. If you would like to join the team and be considered as a volunteer, simply complete the application form (click the button below) and we will be in touch.

Festival Location Map

Visitor Information

All the information you might ever need to know about the festival will appear here over the coming days.

In the meantime please take a look at our Facebook and Instagram or email

 Thank you 


Founded in 1997 Keltek, the award winning Cornish brewery from Redruth returns as our principal sponsor for the 2024 Mevagissey Shanty Festival.

Keltek, meaning ‘Celtic’ in the Cornish language – the name ascribed to the ancient tribes that once inhabited Cornwall – was chosen as the brewery’s name by founder Stuart Heath.

With 6 pubs of its own, many more stockists right across Cornwall and a thriving online business Keltek remains a family owned brewery that adheres to the age old traditions of brewing by hand with care and craftsmanship using the finest whole hop flowers, British malts and hand-pitched yeast.

We’re grateful for their ongoing support and look forward to welcoming Keltek Cornish Brewery once again to the main marquee.



HUGE thanks to our sponsors for making the Mevagissey Shanty Festival a roaring success. Click the logos below to be taken directly to our sponsor websites for further information about their fabulous services.


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The Pride of Mevagissey! To discover how your business can benefit from the kudos, fantastic exposure and other great benefits that sponsorship brings click the button below to drop us a line.

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