Live Music

Every year we have a superb group of musicians, bands and entertainment for you to enjoy through the day.

We are delighted to share this year’s music line-up with you. Some old faces you love and have been with us since we started, and some new ones we know you will LOVE as well.


Your compere for the day: The bundle of energy that is Newquay’s MEGAN WAY

  • 3pm SIMONE ROCHELLE  Providing us with some of her original songs mixed with popular covers, more abut local artist Simone can be found on her Facebook page HERE
  • 3.30pm PONCHO DAN Local man of the streets Dan is a regular and very popular busker in the town and is playing in support of this charity festival for the first time.
  • 4.00pm RAYMUNDO  Ray Campbell is a regular favourite bringing his distinctive voice and guitar playing to the main stage.
  • 4.30pm STAGE MUSIC  Sometimes we can’t always predict (or say) who is going to be in a particular slot. Don’t miss this one though – might be a nice surprise.
  • 5pm RACHEL BEST  Rachel’s is on the main stage after a great reception on the beer tent stage in 2022.  Find out more HERE
  • 5.45pm St DENNIS UKULELE BAND The Ukulele Club started in 2022 and has been growing ever since! Supporting good causes across Cornwall, these musicians were recommended after recent appearances and will get the Friday tea-time session bouncing and singing.
  • 6.45pm THE PREVENTION  Three-piece popular local band that will have toes tapping and are likely to have a few up dancing! They’ve got a Facebook page HERE
  • 7.45pm JASON LOCKETT started his music career back in the late 90’s so has plenty of material that he has written and performed to audiences who love his style. Find out more HERE
  • 8.15pm THE QWEST   What more can be said other than The Qwest are Cornwall’s leading party band and have been firm favourites at Newquay Beer Festival for many years. Lee Quinney from the band said: “I’ve played at Newquay Beer Festival from the first one and it’s always a highlight in our calendar. It’s such a great event and there’s something for the whole family.” Visit to learn more about Lee, Jon, Miles and Ryan. One not to miss!



Your compere for the day: Radio Newquay DJ and known throughout the town: CHRIS ‘BEAKER’ GERRY

  • 12pm THE STUDIOS TAKEOVER  Nadine and Scott of Bow River host a range of talent which has been nurtured in their Bank Street studios. Visit their site HERE
  • 2pm  SPLIT DECISION  Funk/Rock band with a vibrant and electric energy. Fresh out of the Truro College, Split Decision are now hitting the Cornish music scene, fusing generations of music with their own original style.
  • 3pm  SAMUEL ASHTON Samuel Ashton burst onto the music scene with a sold-out show for 2019’s debut release “Spreading Light” showcasing his soulful voice and powerful message of love and hope. MORE HERE
  • 3.30pm MR & MRS BLUE SKY   Steve and Anita love the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra and present to you their interpretation of all the songs and sounds from a 50 year career including Evil Woman, All Over The World and of course Mr Blue Sky. MORE HERE
  • 4.30pm FIDDLEFIT Acoustic upbeat rock duo with guitar, fiddle, stomp box and two vocals – together over 20 years with a large repertoire, these guys got a great reception here last year and are bound to again. There’s more info HERE
  • 5pm GRAYMALKIN Coming from diverse musical backgrounds, stretching from medieval choral arrangements to Kerrang rock, the trio create dreamy folk versions of classic pop songs. More HERE
  • 6pm FIDDLEFIT Back for a further set (see 4.30 above).
  • 6.30pm OLL AN GWELLA  Fisherman’s Friends aren’t the only Boy Band that Cornwall has produced! Oll an Gwella (Cornish for ‘All the Best’) consists of a bunch of beauties! All members of Newquay Male Voice Choir, they are a rehearsed, a cappella, male chorus with a repertoire including Shanties, Cornish folk, 1960s classics, seasonal and sacred music. Learn more about them HERE
  • 7.30pm TARA BROWN  With a great voice and singing some top tunes, Tara warms things up nicely as the evening gets going.
  • 8.15pm THE FORTYFOURS  You may recognise these guys because they headlined last year but have changed their name from Off The Lights. A 50s and 60s inspired, three-piece rock and roll band from Newquay, they play a set of rock and roll classics from artists such as: Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, The Beatles and more. Welcome back! Find out more HERE



Your compere for the day: Newquay’s ever-popular singer who will do more than compere: PAULA MARCELIS

  • 12.00pm CHANCER  A four piece band from Cornwall formed in early 2018 whose members have played at Newquay Beer Festival in different guises since we started in 2013. Find out more HERE
  • 1pm  PAULA MARCELIS will keep the music coming as acts set up between sets.
  • 1.15pm ONE FOR THE ROAD You will enjoy the raw energy of these guys from Cornwall who will have Sunday afternoon continuing with some great sounds. See HERE
  • 2.15pm  PAULA will keep the music coming as acts set up between sets
  • 2.30pm BOW RIVER Finalists in the UK Country Music awards this year – great sounds from these very popular and talented musicians settled in Newquay. See HERE
  • 3.30pm  PAULA will keep the music coming as acts set up between sets
  • 3.45pm  NEWQUAY BAND  Always popular in this Sunday afternoon slot. They make the festival seem just the type of place you would want to be relaxing with friends and a pint on a weekend afternoon. Loads of tunes everyone will know. More about the band HERE
  • 4.45pm PAULA will keep the music coming as acts set up between sets
  • 5pm THE CLAMS Newquay’s ladies shanty group who have been in very high demand far and wide ever since they started singing. Should be a really fun way to finish off the festival.
  • 6pm PAULA will send you home happy with just a few more favourites – “Haven’t you lot got no ‘omes to go to?!”

Details of acts will be added or amended as slots are allocated. If you’d like to get involved as a band or entertainer in the future, please contact Sarah.

Friday 8.15pm: The Qwest will have the place rocking

​ Saturday 8pm: The FortyFours taking things to a great level

SUNDAY 2.30pm: Bow River – Country Award nominees this year.

Sunday: Chancer get things moving early and Mr and Mrs Blue Sky make sure that the foot tapping and dancing is a feature of Saturday afternoon

SATURDAY 6.30pm: Oll an Gwella always get a great reaction from the Saturday evening crowd

The Prevention and St Dennis Ukulele Group Band who will be playing the main stage on Friday

Simone Rochelle, Rachel Best and Raymundo who contribute to our Friday line up

Paula Marcelis who sings and comperes on Sunday, Megan Way is our Friday compere and Saturday sees Radio Newquay’s Chris Gerry introducing the acts

Newquay Band will make it feel like a real chilled Sunday afternoon. Catch them playing at 3.45pm.

Split Decision will be joining us at 2pm on Saturday – don’t be late!

Responsible Drinking

At Newquay Beer Festival, we encourage responsible drinking, in a safe and welcoming environment.

We operate a Challenge 25 policy on-site, which means that if you are lucky enough to look under 25 years of age, then we will ask you for identification to verify you are over 18.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Photocard Driving Licence
  • A valid UK Passport

The site will be patrolled by both professional security staff, and volunteer marshals to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable, and safe time.

As the event is slightly outside of the resort, car parking is available. However, for your return journey there is a bus stop outside the park, and also many regular taxi services available.


Hendra Holiday Park
Newquay, Cornwall,