PORTHTOWAN'S Mount Pleasant Eco Park has announced full details of its upcoming season of live music events.
Welcoming soul, reggae, world, folk and aka bands from across the UK and beyond, the Eco Park Barn draws a friendly, smiling crowd, and offers the unique option to pitch up your tent or van and make a weekend of it.
First up is a visit from the Roots Garden Sound System on Saturday, marking the welcome return of the Eco Park's Tropical Pressure events. The night will be fronted by one of the UK's most exciting new breed of roots singers Sun-I-Tafari with MC Trooper livening up proceedings.
The Stone Foundation return to the venue on Saturday, October 5, after the huge success of their 2012 gig. The seven-piece band, with live horn section, recently supported The Specials on a UK tour, and are "small-town soul" at its finest.
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Valid until: Saturday, December 21 2013
Tropical Pressure brings legendary Afrobeat pioneer Dele Sosimi to Porthtowan for his first live show in the county on Saturday, October 19. Dele's pedigree, as keyboard player and musical director for Fela and Femi Kuti, is impeccable.
Festivalgoers will have almost certainly stumbled across By The Rivers this summer, as their catchy reggae tunes took the circuit by storm, including an impressive slot on BBC Two's Glastonbury coverage. The young Leicester six-piece play on Saturday, November 9.
Saturday, November 23, brings Philip Henry and Hannah Martin to the Eco Park. Described as "authentic, haunting roots music from a first-class duo" by Seth Lakeman, they are two musicians with a fast-growing following on the folk and roots scene.
Heading to the Eco Park on Saturday, November 30, for an exclusive Cornish date, Hidden Orchestra are a quartet from Edinburgh who make music that incorporates and redefines elements of jazz, classical, rock, hip hop and electronica. This live AV show includes mapped visuals by Lumen, a highly regarded Bristol-based VJ.
Duncan Disorderly and his Scallywags bring their blend of reggae, Latin, hip hop, rumba, swing/jazz, and a heap of positive vibrations, to the venue on Saturday, December 7.
Rounding off the programme for 2013 is the Eco Park Christmas Party, this year hosted by South East London's Chainska Brassika. Their lively old-school ska sound, combined with the skank of today's bass culture, commands any audience get up and dance. Advance tickets include a festive meal and glass of home-brewed, organic mulled cider.
Every gig at the Eco Park is accompanied by a delicious feast offering healthy, tasty and organic meals including Moroccan tagines, Indian thali and Middle Eastern mezze. Doors for each event open at 7.30pm with food until 8.30pm and live music from 9pm.
For ticket details and more information see www.mpecopark.co.uk, call the box office on 01209 891500, or buy tickets online from www.wegottickets.com