Kernewek Lowender – eight days of Cornish festivities

17 May 2015

More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival which starts today.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the Festival would inject more than $7 million into the economies of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo.

“This is Australia’s largest Cornish festival and there a record 60 events over eight days,” Mr Bignell said
“The biennial festival is a celebration of the rich heritage if this renowned region in South Australia.

“The week-long festival is a true celebration of the Cornish history of the region and a great opportunity for visitors to experience new things.

“The festival just gets bigger and better with international artists such as comedian Kernow King travelling from Cornwell to be a part of it.

“This is a festival for every one and it is only two hours from Adelaide so I urge people to make the trip.”

This year’s program also includes the award-winning Celtic band The Borderers, the Moonta Parade and Street Party, Cornish pasty bake-offs, maypole and furry dances, Dressing of the Graves ceremonies and street stalls.

Cornish language lessons, music, food and wine are also an important part of the event program.
Kernewek Lowender runs from May 17 to 24.

For more information visit the Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival website.

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