Two of Cornwall’s most popular and entertaining bands are, once again, set to rock the main stage at this year’s Newquay Beer Festival in September.
The QWest, headed by ‘party-leader in chief’, Lee Quinney and TheFortyFours, fronted by the incredible rock singing and guitar playing of Oli Harriss, will be headlining on Friday and Saturday evenings respectively, having supported this annual charity event regularly in past years. In fact, Lee has performed every single year since the festival started in 2013 with The Qwest and previously Straw Dogs.
The charity festival, which is organised and run by the members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club at Hendra Holiday Park, takes place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September and first started in 2013. So far, the nine previous festivals have raised over £80,000 for local good causes and the Lions are hoping this year’s event could top the £100k mark.
“Music plays such a big part in the popularity of Newquay Beer Festival and we are so grateful to all the acts who play over the three days on our two stages,” said Lion Phil Bunt, secretary of the Towan Blystra Club.
“The fact that top local bands like TheFortyFours, who in the past few years have performed as Off The Lights, and The Qwest, offer to come back year on year says so much about the reception they receive from the audience who really make their appreciation known” added Phil.
Other acts who have already confirmed their support for the 2023 festival, and have performed in previous years, include: Rachel Best, Jason Lockett, Fiddlefit, Oll An Gwella, Newquay Town Band, Mr and Mrs Blue Sky, Ray ‘Raymundo’ Campbell, Simone Rochelle and Paula Marcelis who will once again sing and host the Sunday afternoon entertainment.
“There’s a few more names already pencilled in who we are just waiting final confirmation from but we’re still happy to hear from anyone else who would like to perform. There’s not many spots still to fill though,” concluded Phil.
Tickets for the event can be bought online at and are currently available at Earlybird prices. Reduced prices on camping/motorhome pitches direct through Hendra for the festival can also be bought for as little as £7 per person per night, making the cost of a brilliant weekend an absolute bargain!