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14th – 16th June: Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

Music is at the heart of Cornish culture and we can’t wait to celebrate this summer at what we’re sure will be another spectacular Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival . One of the biggest maritime music concerts anywhere in Europe, this festival is a must-see.

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival 2024

At our last event we welcomed crowds of shanty fans to our private quay to sing-along to the sounds of the sea in the sunshine. The Sea Shanty Festival welcomes over 65 international groups performing across 25 different venues in Falmouth, from intimate pub settings to open-air stages. Our harbour view stage will be returning, and we’ll be announcing our headline acts soon.

Europe’s largest free nautical music festival returns to Falmouth this June and it promises to be a good old knees up.

Expect thigh-slapping, beer-swashing, shanty-singing good times as venues across Falmouth host shanty bands from around the world. As proud sponsors of the festival, our beer tent will once again be one of the main stages for this incredibly popular Falmouth event.

Head down to our private quay, where you can watch 20 fantastic acts sing the songs of the sea whilst you admire the harbour views. Our team of chefs will be preparing delicious dirty fries piled with toppings (think crispy squid, hickory pulled pork, truffle and parmesan) to line your stomach before getting in on the action. We’ll also be serving a range of Cornish ales, beers and other beverages.

What’s more, on the Sunday our famous roast will be served in the Working Boat as usual. With the hustle and bustle of the festival going on outside, booking is essential to bag yourself a table. So, get ready to sink a few pints and start toe-tapping to the shanties!

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Duck down below deck for smooth brews and harbour views at our Falmouth pub, The Working Boat. Established in 1876 and rebuilt in 2015.

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