Helston’s much-loved annual music festival Helstonbury is returning to The Blue Anchor Inn next weekend – and this year there’s a new emphasis on being ‘green’.

Since it was created by Paul Turton in 2001, to raise money for an electric wheelchair for Elizabeth Gwilliam, Helstonbury has continually flourished and now supports various causes benefitting the local community.

This year’s festival takes place from this Thursday (July 18) through to the Sunday (July 21) with line-up including Queen tribute band The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys, heavy rock/metal band Black Leaves of Envy, funk-pop band Stone Roots and funk band Shabby Chic.

Also performing will be Helston School Jazz Orchestra, Culdrose Military Wives Choir and DJ Aldog + Friends Silent Disco, plus a range of vocal talent on the Acapella Stage.

There is a particular emphasis on the festival becoming environmentally friendly in its 19th year - an effort which is fronted by ‘Helstonbury Green Queen’ Holly Turton.

Waste will be reduced by providing reusable, branded cups upon entry, alongside recyclable wristbands.

Additionally, this year’s Helstonbury t-shirts will comprise of 100 per cent organic cotton and water-based inks, and biodegradable glitter will be provided by Wild Glitter.

For more information, including the full line up and admission prices, visit helstonbury.com.