Beach Break Live festival finds new site

Cornish festival will now take place in Kent

Beach Break Live festival organisers have announced they have found a new site to host the festival, which takes place on June 16-19.

The bash will now take place at Port Lympne Safari Park in Kent.

Organisers were forced to find a new location after councillors voted against granting permission for the festival to take place in its original setting at St Agnes, Cornwall on May 27.

In a statement, Beach Break Live organiser Celia Norowzian said she was delighted the festival will now definitely go ahead.

“I can’t say how delighted we are,” she said. “This has been a heartbreaking few weeks, but we literally feel like a miracle has happened!

“The most shocking thing is that Cornwall‘s economy is really struggling in the recession – there’s over 30 firms going bust every day, but we’re still doing our best to bring as many Cornish firms and artists with us as possible.”

Acts playing Beach Break Live include Dizzee Rascal, Mystery Jets and Friendly Fires.

See the festival’s official website, Beachbreaklive.com, for more information.