A popular festival hitting Cornwall this summer is till going ahead - despite rising Covid cases across the county.

The Rock Oyster Festival will go ahead as planned at Dinham House this July 30 to August 1.

Measures are in place to ensure the festival can run within the safety guidelines in place at the time.

There will be more space to allow for social distancing alongside all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

Many Cornish businesses in the hospitality sector have been forced to temporarily close down in recent weeks due to Covid cases among staff and guests and organisers of the Rock Oyster festival have said they are delighted the event can go ahead as planned.

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With a lineup of music and food featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean alongside pop up restaurants and chefs demos hosted by Paul Ainsworth, the festival is hoping to be a great time for all.

Host 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."

Festival director Lee Bater said: "We are over the moon to announce that Rock Oyster will go ahead as planned.

"Set against the stunning backdrop of the Camel Estuary, Rock Oyster is the ultimate summer staycation to shake off those lockdown blues.

"With the festival taking place next month, tickets are now very limited, so if you haven’t booked yours already, don’t wait!"

For more information on the Rock Oyster Festival, visit: rockoysterfestival.co.uk