Those attending the 2014 Porthleven Food and Music Festival will have the good fortune to eat to the beat of the legendary boogie-woogie blues pianist Ben Waters.

Ben has played alongside such celebrated artists as The Rolling Stones, Procul Harum, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry, and can list Jools Holland as one of his most prevalent fans, who even asked him to perform at his wedding.

Kelvin Batt, the director of the famed Masked Ball productions, and who is responsible for the gig, said: “We’re really pleased to bring Ben down to the Porthleven Food Festival and we’re sure he’ll bring some great entertainment to what is one of the best food festivals in Cornwall.”

There will be two new arenas introduced: the Porthleven Parish Church of St Bartholomew, where classical music including a harpist, choirs, an a capella trio, and folk will be played, and the iconic Porthleven clock tower, after it was successfully tried and tested last year.

Andy Morse, who is in charge of music and entertainment at the festival said: “The music and entertainment at this year’s festival has grown to feature around 40 different acts.

“Following the theme of ‘Local Food, Global Stage’, artists who take their inspiration from Celtic, flamenco, afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, bluegrass, Appalachian, gypsy, East European, South Africa, Maori, and oriental styles have been invited to perform at the event.”

Tickets are £10 and available from Nauti Ice, Porthleven and online at