Freak Out! Rock Oyster announces first two festival headliners
ORGANISERS of the Rock Oyster festival 2023 have unveiled the legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC and kitchen-disco queen Sophie Ellis Bextor as the first two headliners of next summer’s edition.
Multi-award winning, genre defying and epoch spanning Nile Rodgers & CHIC will bring their armada of hits to Rock next summer.
As well as the huge Chic bangers 'Le Freak' and 'I Want Your Love,' Nile Rodgers has been behind some of the biggest hits of all time including Sister Sledge’s 'We Are Family,' Daft Punk’s 'Get Lucky,' and 'Let’s Dance' by David Bowie.
Rock Oyster also welcomes Sophie Ellis Bextor who brings tracks from her Kitchen Disco to the Camel Estuary (after a covid cancellation in 2021).
Sophie is a household name having sold more than 2 million copies of her debut album.
Sophie has recently hosted the incredible Spinning Plates podcast where she speaks candidly with guests about topics as diverse as motherhood, men and kitchen disasters.
They’re joined on next summer’s bill by Mercury-prize nominated, London four piece The Big Moon who have just celebrated their third top ten album 'Here Is Everything' with a recent appearance on Later! With Jools Holland.
Also announced are film-maker, musician, documentarian, and cultural historian Don Letts, Crazy P Soundsystem and the House Gospel Choir.
Mercury prize nominated Gwenno also makes her festival debut playing songs from her recent Cornish language album ‘Tresor’.
Rock Oyster will be announcing their third music headliner in early 2023 alongside more musical acts from the bill.
Rock Oyster also announced a stellar chef line up.
BAFTA winning, legendary broadcaster, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will bring a little taste of River Cottage to the banks of the Camel Estuary.
Alongside Hugh, Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster and co-host of Great British Menu, Andi Oliver, dishes it up at Rock for the very first time.
They’re joined by British chef, restaurateur, cookery book author, television presenter, friend of the festival and Padstow hero, Rick Stein, founder of the Rick Stein Restaurant Group and presenter of Rick Stein’s Cornwall for BBC2.
Andi Oliver said: "I’m very excited to say I’m going to be down at Rock Oyster next summer.
"I can’t wait to come down to Cornwall, it’s one of my favourite places in the country.
"I’m going to be cooking, talking about my new book and meeting all of you! I’ll see you there!"
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: "Next summer feels a long way off, but I’m delighted to know that in the last weekend of July I’ll be celebrating fabulous West Country seafood at the Rock Oyster.
"I’ll be bringing with me happy memories of childhood holidays in Cornwall, and some storming fish and shellfish recipes.
"I hope you’ll come and join the fun, and the feast."
Located on the banks of the Camel Estuary on the Cornish coast, the four-day Rock Oyster Festival and camping holiday taking place from 27-30 July 2023.
Tickets for Rock Oyster are on sale now via www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk.