Summertime in Cornwall can only mean one thing – festival season! But if the price of a ticket for the average music festival is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat, do not fear – because there is one place that likes to do things differently. Completely free to attend, Creation Fest is a week-long music, fun and faith-filled festival with something for everyone, held at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge, from August 5 to 11.

Over the week, more than 70 bands will take to five music stages to bring a whole host of  music to Cornwall. Headline acts include Wildwood Kin, winners of the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award, local favourite Josh Curnow, and ceilidh band Cataclews.

The largest, free, indoor skate ramp in the south west will be open daily for free skate, BMX and scooter sessions, as well as demos and talks from a team of international pro-skaters, including Beaver Fleming, recently featured at the Nitro World Games.

And there’s a packed programme of talks, art workshops, fitness sessions, sports activities and a week-long kids’ and youth programme – all free to attend.

Throughout the week, there will also be a mind-boggling array of free, fun activities for all the family, including rescue ponies, a falconry display, bonfire night, a barn dance and much more.

To get up close and personal with all of the action, camp on site and don’t miss a second of the fun. This year there is a dedicated youth camping zone, PodPads as a more deluxe option, and the Rising Ground coffee shop will once more be fuelling sleepy campers, with award-winning barista Hugo Hercod returning to the Forestry Barn.

To find out more, see the full programme and book your camping pitch, go to