4:20pm Tuesday 20th March 2012 in Helston
GLASTONBURY supremo Michal Eavis may be giving his festival a break this year but he'll be giving one fledgling music event a boost when he comes to The Lizard to launch the inaugural Barefoot Sound Wave “micro-festival”.
The event takes place at the Barefoot Kitchen, Halzephron House, Gunwalloe over the Easter weekend of April 7-8 with Saturday highlighting surfy/folk/rock while Sunday takes on a distinctly jazz feel.
Headlining on the first night will be up and coming American folk electro act Sea of Bees, otherwise known as Julie Ann Bee or Jules to her friends, who has been likened to Midlake fronted by a less affected Joanna Newsom.
Also playing will be Newquay based Neil Halstead, former frontman with shoegazing legends Slowdive which eventually morphed into alternative country band Mojave 3. He went solo in 2002 and continues to produce great albums.
The first day line-up also includes the summery folk of Matthew P and the indie rock of Tiger Years.
On the Sunday it's the turn of the jazz musicians with legendary jazz saxophonist Larry Stabbins, who has played with everyone from Amy Winehouse to Blur, and Falmouth's very own Choy Dragon and Kitten Heels.
One of the organisers behind the event Lucy Thorp says they have taken great care to make sure everyone is aware of what is going on with a cut off time of 10.30pm.
The weekend will mark the launch of both the new Barefoot Surf School (a National Trust ambassador business) and the new Barefoot Record Label.
The weekend is a continuation of the Barefoot Sessions, held at the Barefoot Café, which aim to nurture new talent as well as offer an unusual platform for established musicians to play in an intimate coastal environment.
A compilation CD of the Barefoot Session acts will be available from Saturday, April 7.
As well as the music there will also be the chance to have a go at some surfing taster sessions and win a recording session, surfing hand plane and a surf lesson.