Golowan Festival

Golowan Festival

Penzance Town Council are pleased to announce that Golowan Festival CIC, the team who delivered such successful festivals in 2016, 2017 & 2018, have been appointed to run the Golowan Festival through to 2021.

On behalf of Penzance Town Council, the Mayor Dick Cliffe said We are pleased to provide the Golowan Festival CIC with more certainty about the future.  They can now take a longer term perspective and invest in the development of the Golowan Festival in the knowledge that they will be delivering it for the next three years.”

The Golowan team will be headed in 2019 by Director, Linda McKechnie, supported by Associate Directors, Alan Shepherd and Martin Venning . Together they have a combined seventeen years’ experience in organising all aspects of the Festival. They themselves are supported by a strong team - including Perfect Events Group and Aventail Security - experienced in the year-round planning and organisation that creating those magical midsummer days in June requires, together with an army of more than a hundred volunteers who come together during Golowan to make the event such a unique, safe and joyful celebration for Penzance.

2019 Festival Director, Linda McKechnie says: Having enjoyed such successful, award winning Golowan Festivals  in 2016, 2017 & 2018,the team at Golowan Festival CIC  are really looking forward to continuing to embed this very special Festival back in the heart of the local community and to continue to work closely with Plastic Free Penzance in our efforts to make Golowan a ‘plastic-free’ festival.

“Working prudently, innovatively and enthusiastically with all our partners, supporters and business sponsors and by engaging the local community in everything we do, we believe we can not only help the town to enjoy another fantastic Festival in 2019 but, looking ahead, we now, thanks to Penzance Town Council, have the continuity - working closely with everyone with the interests of Golowan at heart - to strive to ensure that this precious element of Penzance life remains sustainable for generations to come.”

The Golowan Festival in 2019 will run from Friday 21st June to Sunday 30th June with the St John’s Eve Torchlit Parade on Sunday 23rd June and the magical mayhem of Mazey Day taking place on Saturday 29th June.