Details for this year’s Rock Oyster Festival have been announced.

The festival will return to Dinham House (July 30 – August 1) with a line-up 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.

To mark its tenth anniversary, Rock Oyster has announced that it will be hosted by a different chef every year and this year Ainsworth is at the helm, curating Rock Oyster’s food line-up with chefs like Valentine Warner, Josh Eggleton, Juliet Sear, Ping Coombes, Gill Meller and Michael Caines coming to cook with him by the Camel Estuary.

Paul Ainsworth

A handful of Cornwall’s leading restaurants will be popping up in The Chefs Tipis with Paul Ainsworth bringing The Mariner’s from Rock, Andi Tuck bringing the St Kew Inn, John Hooker bringing The Cornish Arms from Tavistock and Great British Menu favourites Jude Kereama, Guy Owen and Nick Beardshaw also hosting a Tipi throughout the weekend.

“I’m delighted to be this year’s host chef,” Ainsworth said. “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 added: “It’s been such a difficult year for everyone and we all need something to look forward to this summer so we’re putting on our best festival yet for Cornwall.

“We are very confident that we will be able to go ahead and the event is being planned in line with Government guidance. If things do change and we can’t go ahead you’ll be able to either keep your ticket for next year or get a refund.