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Outdoor comedy festival comes to Cornwall

Bill Bailey has recently been named as the first headliner for a brand-new comedy festival that is taking place in August this summer.

The festival is called Stand Up in The Wyldes and will consist of comedy and music split across five stages, the likes of which Cornwall has never seen before.

That said, the venue itself is no stranger to hosting large-scale, successful events of this calibre, as The Wyldes has been home to the Leopallooza music festival for the last ten years. It describes itself as Cornwall’s best kept secret.

The event will be held over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 August, near Bude in North Cornwall. This is undoubtedly one of Cornwall’s busiest weekends of the season, meaning that the festival is likely to pull quite a crowd.

The location of the festival makes it an attractive option for visitors from more northern counties, as the quintessentially Cornish experience is easy to reach by car.

Sam Dunnett, who is a co-founder of the festival, said:

“It’s an exciting time to be putting together something that has never been seen before in this region. We’ve got some incredible performers signed up, and this will be an essential date in the diary for comedy fans.”

No one does a festival quite like Cornwall, and party-goers from far and wide will plague the county throughout the summer to make the most out of the quality music, decent cider and relaxed vibes. Other prestigious festivals in the region include Boardmasters, Looe Music Festival and Electric Beach.

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