Revellers enjoyed a jam-packed festival in Newquay on Sunday, which was held to help protect the Whipsiderry cliffs.

More than a thousand people attended the Save Whipsy Fest at Lusty Glaze Beach.

People came from across Cornwall to enjoy an afternoon of poetry, workshops, face painting, choir workshops, yoga, a cacao ceremony, children’s games and a raffle.

There was also entertainment from Kernow King, SproutSpoken as well as performances by local musicians Daisy Clark and Surfing Sam. 

The evening line-up was rammed with live music, which was headlined by A Blaze of Feather and preceded by popular Cornish bands Wille and the Bandits and Land of the Giants.

The Save Whipsiderry Cliffs Public Group held the family festival to raise funds towards the legal fees for their campaign against the proposed holiday homes development at Whipsiderry Beach.

The festival was also held to celebrate the hard work of the campaign group and their recent success in further stalling the concreting of the cliffs due to the Marine Management Organisation’s decision to review licensing.  

Andrew Robey from the Save Whipsiderry Cliffs Public Group said: “All the bands commented on the wonderful atmosphere of the festival and how incredible it was to be part of such a positive movement. 

“They brought their friends and family along to hang out on the beach and enjoy the day.

“We created a spectacular festival for all ages to celebrate our beautiful coastline, our growing exuberant community and have some fun.

“Our fight goes on with more energy, more enthusiasm and unstoppable optimism.

“All money raised from the festival will go directly towards funding our solicitor fees as we build a legal case against the developer and their attempts at building seven luxury holiday homes atop an unstable cliff. 

“Particular thanks to Quick Panda Productions and Lusty Glaze Beach, who made it possible for us to raise engagement and funds for our cause.”