Chill at the Mill Festival
Cornwall is best known for its beachside retreats, the perfect place to escape the hardships of life 'up-country’, but it’s also home of Chill at the Mill - the music festival you’ve probably never heard of unless you’re a local. In its third year, this is certainly the most chill of music festivals, as its name suggests.
Set in the valley of Mawgan Porth, at Retorrick Mill, which has a campsite and an amazing rustic restaurant, run by Scott & Babs - serving up epic wood fired food.
The line-up gets better every year, featuring a mix of reggae and funk - all chosen to stimulate the perfect party.
Transformer from Brighton is headlining the Friday night, which promises a fun vibe… "Transformer isn't just one of the best dance bands in Brighton, they are one of the best in the country, filtering post-punk New York quirkiness through the sons-of-Daft Punk French electro scene..” according to Source Mag.
The band Shanty, hailing from London was championed by reggae don David Rodigan of BBC Radio 1 Xtra the eclectic outfit’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has seen them appear at a host of UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Leopallooza and now Chill at the Mill! Expect Stomping bass, soulful hooks and party vibes’
Back again is ChainSka Brassica, also a known name on the festival circuit, had the crowd going last year. - "This mischievous rabble of young lads from Lewisham is wreaking havoc across London, with their lively new single, ‘Bad Habits’ saying “fuck cool, let’s laugh” in the timeless language of British Ska music, brought up to date by eight “Real musicians, real band, real brass section… fabulous & so refreshing” David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1xtra
Local hero, Disco Billy and the Burners, will be pleasing the crowd with something epic, we’re sure!
With only 350 tickets available, it’s a small, intimate crowd. Expect to make friends over drink or two.
With music starting in the afternoons, the site is a nice stroll away from Mawgan Porth Beach.
The surroundings are lush, the bar is stocked and the crowd is a hoot.