Caught by the River

Port Eliot: our daily schedule

18th July 2017

With Port Eliot festival almost upon us, we thought the ticket holders amongst you would appreciate a look at the daily schedules for our stage. We’re pretty sure this is solid and we don’t expect any changes, but do keep an eye on the blackboards out front for any updates over the weekend.

In addition to the wealth of talent listed below, there’ll be vintage tunage from the roving 78rpm Orchestra, DJs in the bar from noon ’til 3am, and a variety of workshops on the riverbank. Full details of who does what can be found here.

The riverside bar by the boathouse opens for business at noon, but our main tent activity kicks off, as always, with Stephen ‘Spoonful’ Parker’s First Tune at 3pm. After Stephen’s spun a few, John Andrews, MC for the weekend, will make his introductory speech. Then, in a break from tradition, we dive straight into live music, teaming up with our close associates Heavenly Recordings to present a bunch of bands from their current roster, plus a very special guest act to kicks things off:

15:45 – The Papas and The Mamas (made up of members of long-defunct but legendary Heavenly group East Village, with members of Saint Etienne)
17:00 – Britain
18:15 – Boy Azooga
19:45 – The Orielles
21:15 – H.Hawkline
22:45 – Hooton Tennis Club

11:00 – The Poetry Hour with Will Burns, Martha Sprackland, and Sophie McKeand
12:30 – Mathew Clayton
13:30 – Selfie Boy
15:00 – Melissa Harrison
16:00 – Roy Wilkinson’s Pop & Nature Quiz
17:00 – Guest DJ
19:00 – Louis Eliot
20:15 – Jeb Loy Nichols (with band)
21:30 – Rozi Plain
23:00 – This Is The Kit
Midnight – DJs Raf Daddy and Heavenly Jukebox (until 03:00)

10:00 – Stephen Cracknell presents Voices Of The Field
10:30 – The Poetry Hour with Mona Arshi, Hollie McNish, André Naffis-Sahely, Martha Sprackland and Will Burns
12:00 – Ceri Levy in conversation with Pete Fowler
13:00 – Karl Hyde in conversation with Robin Turner
14:15 – My Old Man Ted: Ted Kessler with guests Ceri Levy and Chris Difford
15:30 – David Keenan – This Is Memorial Device with Emma Warren, plus Andrew Weatherall and Martha Sprackland
17:00 – Guest DJ
19:00 – Flamingods
20:30 – Girl Ray
22:00 – The Comet Is Coming
23:00 – A Love From Outer Space (Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston until 03:00)

10:00 – Stephen Cracknell presents Voices of the Field
10:30 – The Poetry Hour: Zaffar Kunial, Martha Sprackland, James Brookes and Will Burns
12:00 – Joe Minihane
13:00 – Sara Baume
14:00 – Arboreal: talking trees & woodlands with Emma Warren, Zaffar Kunial & Fiona Stafford
15:15 – Simon Fisher Turner presents Bergeresque
16:30 – Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with Miranda Sawyer
17:30 – Guest DJ
18:30 – Red River Dialect
19:45 – Fumaça Preta
20:45 – End of festival party with Heavenly Jukebox DJs (until 03:00)

See you soon. And don’t forget your dancing shoes.