Residents and visitors to Newquay are invited to attend Newquay Town Council’s “Chill on the Green Festival” in aid of the Mayor’s Charities of the Year. The event will take place on Saturday 29 May from 12:30pm – 8pm at the Killacourt in Newquay.
The Killacourt Enhancement Project
The Chill on the Green festival is Newquay Town Council’s first event on the newly enhanced Killacourt, which has recently received just under £950,000 of investment.
The Killacourt now features an upgraded bandstand and amphitheatre, accessible pathways, up-lit seating, an increased amount of usable green space due to the removal of the white fencing, and a café and Enterprise Units to support local start-up businesses.
The Killacourt has long been used as a central events space in Newquay. However, these enhancements will make the area more open and accessible, with a modern performance space and local artisan businesses that will support and attract more footfall to events held on the Killacourt.
The Line Up
The Chill on the Green festival will see musicians from Newquay and across Cornwall come to the Killacourt bandstand to entertain residents and visitors to Newquay. This is a family friendly day and best of all, it is completely free! The fantastic line-up for the day will feature Daisy Clark, Archie Ray, Joe Hurworth, Dr. Funk, Deluxx and Tribo Groove. Don’t forget the 12 Enterprise Units will also be open for people to browse clothing, jewellery, artwork, photography, homeware and more.
The Mayor’s Charities of the Year
At the Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 19 May, Cllr Louis Gardner was re-elected as Mayor of Newquay. Cllr Gardner chose two charities close to his heart to be his Charities of the Year: Little Harbour Children’s Hospice South West and the RNLI Newquay Lifeboats. Newquay Town Council is hoping to raise as much money as possible for these two important local charities at the Chill on the Green Festival.
You can make a donation to the Mayor’s Charities HERE. All the money raised will be split equally between the two charities.
Follow the Newquay Town Council Events Facebook page throughout the week for a chance to win a prize every day! There will be a daily question and the best answer will win one of the following prizes: A lesson for a beach fitness class at sunrise or sunset with Fitsquad, a Beach Tent from Newquay Camping and Leisure, Surf Hire of two boards and wetsuits for a day at Great Western Beach with Newquay Surf School, two SuperGridl breakfast’s from Newquay’s premier breakfast delivery service Gridl, a £20 food and drink voucher from Sailors Pub, four tubs of Cornish Whippy Ice Cream from Caveman, T-Shirts from TR7 Skate, and more to be confirmed. A huge thank you to the kind generosity of the businesses who have donated items and gifts.
Dreya Glass Treasure Hunt
Come and take part in a FREE Prize Draw and Children’s Treasure Hunt with Dreya Glass at the Killacourt Season Opener Chill on the Green Festival!
Dreya Glass is a used and fused-glass studio based in Unit 4 of the Enterprise Units at the Killacourt. She creates bespoke designs, fused glass work and gifts.
Dreya is offering a Free Prize Draw to win a stunning Mini Glass Wave and a Children’s Treasure Hunt! Make sure to look out for the sea creature clues around the Killacourt. Paid entries will win a prize, or enter for free for just a bit of fun!
Hire or perform at the Killacourt!
Newquay Town Council is accepting proposals for wider use of the Killacourt performance area in the future. If you are a local musician, entertainer, are interested in hiring the Killacourt for an event, or you would simply like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council at: email@example.com.
The Line Up
Presentation of Newquay Town Council Community Awards: 12:30 – 13:00
The winners of this year’s Community Awards and certificate awardees were due to be announced at the Annual Town Meeting in March, but because of government guidelines this had to be postponed and winners were announced via an online awards ceremony. The Mayor will now be presenting the winners with their awards at the Killacourt Season Opener.
The Community Awards Scheme was set up to recognise those unsung heroes living, working, or studying in Newquay, who have made an exceptional difference by helping put the spirit back into the community and improving the quality of life for others.
Archie Ray: 13:00 – 13:45
Archie Ray is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Hayle. He is releasing his first EP on Valentine’s Day and you might recognise his hit song “that’s just what love is” as it has recently been played on “Source FM” and “Coast FM.” Archie plays original music and popular covers that have an acoustic feel. Make sure you listen out for what he does with the loop pedal during his set! Archie has busked all over Newquay and is a regular at open mic nights, going on to host his very own at Hayle rugby clubs after he moved.
Joe Hurworth: 14:00 – 14:45
Joe Hurworth is a 25 year old acoustic indie soul singer/songwriter from Newquay, Cornwall. He plays warm catchy original music and a variety of different covers of soulful classics.
Daisy Clark: 15:00 – 15:45
South West based artist and songwriter Daisy Clark writes and performs mesmerising acoustic/indie/pop music. Her melodic narratives are both moving and uplifting with vulnerable, heartfelt lyrics. Her voice is loved by Billie Eilish (as featured on Glamour magazine), her songs played on Love Island, BBC introducing/Radio 2 and has 100k fans of her music on YouTube. Her most recent single ‘Hope It Hurts You’ was produced by Daniel Moyler (Dua Lipa, Tom Walker and more) in London and has been added to 2 major Spotify Editorial Playlists. Daisy has plans to release follow up singles in the next coming months.
Dr. Funk: 16:00 – 16:45
Grooves that stop you in your tracks. Multi-instrumentalist, jazz funk bassist Dr Funk brings busking into the 2020s. He makes the four-string sing. He surfs. His dream is to own a 67 Mustang Fastback. He’s not actually a doctor. Dr Funk lives to play the bass. That’s really all you need to know. Slapping, popping, strumming, riffing, he elevates the humble rhythm instrument to levels of melody and showmanship that are more commonly associated with the lead guitar. Inspired by legendary bassists – Marcus miller, Victor Wooten, Louis Johnson – Funk is the type of player who could jam on a groove for hours, building it up with his loop machine and keys. Fellow musicians stop and play with him. Crowds gather. Intrigued ears fished by Funk’s playing, pausing and taking time out to enjoy a stranger’s soundtrack. It’s one of the most honest, unfiltered forms of performance you can imagine, and it’s one that the good doctor has known since he was 15. Since moving from Sunderland to Cornwall in search of surf, gigs and good times with his band of schoolmates – south west festival favourites The Big Sets – it’s the only job he’s ever had. Over the years he’s taken his unique style across Europe and, most recently, he’s taken his work across the world as one of the most popular viral street performers online. His videos regularly amassing millions of views, Funk was unwittingly brought to the world by an impressed music fan with a video camera. For a while he was unaware he’d even gone viral. But over the years, especially during 2020/21 when street performing has simply not been an option, Funk has brought his style to the thriving live stream culture and adapted busking for the modern age. Starting up random live streams when he fancies (just like he’d take to the street) he plays away as word of mouth spreads. A few shares later, he’s attracted thousands of live viewers around the world… All watching as he puts his own twist on much loved rock, funk and pop classics or improvises, creates whole new songs, organically crafted loop by loop. It’s here, in these improvised moments, where we see and hear the future of Dr Funk. Constantly writing, he’s gradually building his own repertoire with releases and collaborations planned throughout 2021. Capturing the magic of his impromptu performances but taking them to much bigger stages, and taking the artform to exciting new places, Dr Funk continues to stop you in your tracks.
DeluxX: 17:00 – 17:45 and 18:00 – 18:45
DeluxX’s genre-defying sets expose you to everything from House–Hip Hop-Disco & funk swinging you through history, cherry-picking the best bits from long-forgotten eras and reinterpreting them with a modern slant. They regularly tour the country with appearances for Ibiza classics, Redbull, Ministry of sound and major UK Festivals. DeluxX are a DJ and live sax outfit that specialise in bringing together people and music, and we welcome them to the Killacourt with the majestic backdrop of Towan Beach and the Island House.
Tribo Groove: 19:00 – 19:45
Tribo Groove are a seven-piece band who play a fusion of fun, world reggae and hip-hop music and they have supported the one and only Ziggy Marley when he last played in Cornwall. Members include lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Leo Rodrigues, who sings and MCs in a combination of English and his native Brazilian Portuguese. Bradlee Burchill, famous for his other role in Newquay based band ‘Beachfield’ offers lyrical melodies and stellar guitar solos. On acoustic percussion and backing vocals is Kate Abriel, originally hailing from Canada, formerly known for her musical contribution to ‘The Mermites. Also, Tom Davey on funk-ass bass, Paul Mckenna giving it some on psychedelic guitar, Sam Jenkins offering mega-beats with the cajon and the Hollywood award-winning, chart-topping Tony King on trumpet. Tribo Groove have exploded onto the Cornish music scene and they are a one-of-a-kind band not to be missed.