Rock Oyster Festival is back at Dinham House this year with a star-studded line-up of music and food in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Returning on July 30 to August 1, Rock Oyster, which is hosted by a different chef every year, has Paul Ainsworth at the helm, curating Rock Oyster’s food line-up with chefs like Valentine Warner, Josh Eggleton, Juliet Sear, Ping Coombes, Gill Meller and Michael Caines coming to cook with him by the Camel Estuary.

The festival will also have musical performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean alongside its pop-up restaurants and chef's demos hosted by Paul Ainsworth.

A handful of Cornwall’s best loved restaurants will be popping up in The Chefs Tipis with Paul Ainsworth bringing The Mariner’s from Rock, Andi Tuck bringing the St Kew Inn, John Hooker

bringing The Cornish Arms from Tavistock and Great British Menu favourites Jude Kereama, Guy Owen and Nick Beardshaw also hosting a Tipi throughout the weekend.

And for those who are keen to hone their own cooking skills, Rock Oyster has a packed programme of chefs demos and an open fire cooking stage featuring Steven Lamb, Romy Gill, Jack Bristow, Ben Quinn and many more.

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Paul Ainsworth said: "I’m delighted to be this year’s host chef for the much-loved Rock Oyster Festival which returns this July. Historically, it has been a weekend that revolves around family, great music and delicious food, and I’m so excited to be cooking alongside my fellow chefs against the beautiful backdrop of the Camel Estuary."

Outdoor adventures and wellbeing activities are also set to be a big feature of this year’s festival with standup paddleboarding, canoeing, archery, wild running, aerial yoga and spa treatments to choose from.

Rock Oyster will also have plenty to keep the kids happy this year too, including forest school, a sea creature fashion show, circus skills, hula-hooping and storytelling at dusk.

Alongside this year’s music headliners will also be local favourites Bailey Tomkinson, Nathan Ball and Brother Sea.

Festival director, Lee Bater said: "It’s been such a difficult year for everyone and we all need something to look forward to this summer so we’re putting on our best festival yet for Cornwall!

"We are very confident that we will be able to go ahead and the event is being planned in line with government guidance.

"If things do change and we can’t go ahead you’ll be able to either keep your ticket for next year or get a refund.

"We’ve been absolutely amazed at how quickly tickets have been flying out, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back safely this July."

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