KERNEWEK LOWENDER Copper Coast Cornish Festival
17-24 May 2015
The new year means Kernewek Lowender is now not far away, and tickets go on sale very soon, on 1 February 2015!
Soon schools will start planning their maypole practices, the Furry dance music has been revamped and sped up so all of our furry dancers will be thinking about getting fit, and conveners of the 60 events that will be on offer will be starting to hone in on the finer details of their planning.
Cornwall Comedian Kernow King is booking his plane for his first trip to Australia, and the acclaimed, The Borderers are also looking forward to their first Kernewek Lowender appearance.
Our 21st Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival is set to be a special one. This unique major cultural festival for South Australia has been held biennially in the three Copper Coast towns of Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina since 1973, routinely attracting more than 40,000 people who gather to celebrate the region’s significant Cornish heritage.
The secret of longevity for this Cornish festival (dubbed the World’s largest!) is its unique authentic week-long program of fun and feasting. Hundreds dress as Cornish Jacks and Jennies, thousands of Cornish pasties are consumed, Swanky beer is swilled, and crowds fill town squares for the spectacle that is the maypole and furry dancing.
Necks crane to view the Procession and Cavalcade of Cars & Motorcycles, and people travel thousands of miles to experience the Gathering of the Bards and the Dressing of the Graves.
The official 2015 program will be released on 1 February, and the box office also opens on this date.