We may have only just welcomed in 2018, but organisers of this year's St Ives September Festival have already released details of the line-up.

Among those booked are the acclaimed Hackney Colliery Band, who have gone from success to success since appearing at the 2012 London Olympic Games closing ceremony, are one of five acts already booked to appear at St Ives Guildhall during next year's September Festival - with more to follow.

They band, who have also performed live sets at the MOBO, Brit and Mercury Awards, are the star attraction for September 15 - the middle Saturday of the 15-day festival. The band are looking forward to returning to Cornwall after previous appearances at the Hall for Cornwall and Lusty Glaze in Newquay.

"It’s alway a treat," said leader Steve Pretty. "We can’t wait to get back to Cornwall for the St Ives September Festival. Cornwall is one of our favourite places in to tour in the UK, with lovely audiences and, of course, incredible scenery - much appreciated on the long drive from east London."

A New Orleans-style line up of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and two drummers, and a name which pays homage to the British brass heritage demonstrate that Hackney Colliery Band are rooted in tradition, yet sound thoroughly modern.

They will be joined at the 2018 festival by Rusty Shackle on Sunday September 16; Daphne's Flight on Tuesday the 18th; and The Young 'Uns on Friday the 21st; with Breabach closing the festival on Saturday, September 22.

Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have toured extensively around the UK, Europe and USA; Daphne's Flight, consisting of well-known folk singer-songwriters Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While, returned last year from a 21-year hiatus since their debut album, with a new recording Knows Time, Knows Change and a UK tour which included the Cambridge and Shrewsbury Folk Festivals.

Teesside trio The Young 'Uns were voted best group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2015 and 2016; Scottish folk band Breabach began 2017 as Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year with their fifth studio album Astar named 'Album of the Year and went on to be nominated for 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards before touring the UK, Sweden and Canada.

September Festival chairman Mary English said: "We've booked some exciting performers who have not previously appeared in St Ives and we are currently talking to some more big names."

For more festival details see stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk.