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All the current Helstonbury news and views discussed by Paul Turton.

By Paul Turton, Jul 3 2016 12:42PM

The band "Call to Arms Project" from Cornwall, England joined in collaboration with SMILE to make an album in tribute to Paul "Budgie" Burgess. The album contains the beautiful original music by singer/songwriter Ben Bowden and lifelong friend of Paul. Paul was the original drummer in the Call to Arms Band.

The proceeds of the album will be donated to SMILE. It is anticipated that the release of the album will be in April. We hope you will purchase the album to support the important work of SMILE in providing vital educational and psycho-social assistance to the most vulnerable children and youth.

By Paul Turton, Jul 2 2016 11:18AM

Helstonbury are very pleased to announce that the amazing Polly Money will be performing on the Acoustic stage Sunday 4pm-5pm.With a melodious, sun-kissed voice and pop songs that offer a cheeky wink on the way out of your ear, 20-year-old Polly is Cornish through and through. She’s been writing songs, playing guitar and piano since childhood and her debut 2013 release The That Guy EP saw her perform in Paris to 80,000 people supporting Muse at the Stade de France. Handpicked by the BBC Introducing team to play at Glastonbury Festival in 2014, Polly’s performance ensured that their support continued with airplay from Tom Robinson on 6Music and David White on BBC Radio Cornwall. Her latest EP " The adventures of a 90's Kid" featuring her latest single "It would be Ok " which has recieved critical acclaim is now available on Spotify and available to download from Polly Money Music.

By Paul Turton, Jul 2 2016 10:48AM

Each year we introduce new bands and artistes to the Helstonbury family so to speak, and this year is no exception. Those of you who remember the 80's will love the unique style and improvisation of classic songs from the past guaranteed to make you dance and bounce. We are so pleased to have Go Go Skank who will be gracing the Special stage on Sunday afternoon.. oh and by the way moustache's are compulsary.

By Paul Turton, Mar 29 2016 09:03AM

Rock legend and very nice man Mr Dave Grohl sends a letter to Cornwall Council in support of Black Leaves of Envy and young musicians.

By Paul Turton, Mar 29 2016 08:21AM

Welcome to the Helsto News page.

As Helstonbury enters its 16th year we thought it was only right that we keep you up to date with whats been going on since 2015.

Last year we raised a staggering amount of cash hitting our all time best of over £13k for which most of it has been used in support of local groups and individuals (please see charities page for more details).

This year will be no exception and we are looking forward to yet another EPIC weekend on July 22nd - 24th.

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