Port Eliot Festival Expands

Harper Simon, Jakob Dylan added
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Cornwall’s Port Eliot festival sees the sons of legends Harper Simon and Jakob Dylan grace its magical stage.

The mystical fairytale setting of Port Eliot festival provides an ideal location for this quirky, original celebration of literature, music and the arts. In its beautiful Cornwall setting, it stands upon the site once made famous by the Elephant Fayre.

Whilst the festival itself stems from famous predecessors, the same can be said for both Harper Simon and Jakob Dylan, set to appear in the line up.

Harper Simon, son of American singer – songwriter Paul Simon is following in his father’s footsteps after the release of his critically acclaimed 2009 self- entitled album. Despite his slightly unusual musical background – a short stint on ‘Sesame Street’, playing guitar on tour at the early age of fourteen and a rebellious phase of punk rock, Harper seems to have found a sound and genre he is at ease with.

Similarly, Jakob Dylan has big shoes to fill, though he may have already done so in achieving two Grammy Awards, a VH1 Video of the Year Award and 5 albums with his band The Wallflowers. Dylan has since moved on to a solo career, recording his first solo album in 2008, and his second in April this year.

Harper and Jakob will be joining the eclectic line up which includes Alabama 3, Fionn Regan and Cherry Ghost. Whilst this time around Dylan and Harper are the Dylan and Harper of the next generation, it seems that they might just manage to live up to their legacy.

Port Eliot festival takes place in Cornwall between July 23rd -25th.


Words by Lauren McConville

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