The last ever Leopallooza music festival went out with a bang despite a relentlessly rainy weekend.
Festivalgoers turned out for the event at The Wyldes in colourful costumes and brought the party spirit, regardless of the damp.
A sunny Friday saw electronic heavyweights Orbital headline the north Cornwall festival’s Ade Burt Memorial stage. Crowds arrived through the day, getting ready to say goodbye to Leopallooza.
By Saturday the rain had set in, with a day of classic Cornish weather, but it didn’t dampen spirits as festivalgoers embraced the mud, turning out to stomp in it for indie icons Bloc Party.
And Sunday was brought to a close by Norwegian electronic pop pixie Aurora, who delighted the crowd with a stunningly beautiful and sweetly affectionate set.
The weekend also saw stand out performances from the likes of Billy Nomates, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, High Fade who closed the Mono rock tent on Sunday, The Shapeshifters and Sweet Female Attitude in the Treeline dance area, comedians including Paul Foot and Milton Jones, theatre from Rogue Theatre, creative workshops and kids entertainment.
Event organiser Matt Daniel said: "It's been an emotional weekend throwing one last Leopallooza before we say goodbye to it for good.
“The atmosphere has been incredible, the artists have been brilliant, as have the crew and staff, and a huge thanks has to go to our beautiful crowd of festival-goers, who brought the party with them and haven't stopped.
"Orbital were the perfect Friday night headliners to get us in the dance mode, and Bloc Party had the field stomping hard on Saturday night.
"Aurora was the perfect way to close the festival with a magical set and a huge crowd.
“The rain came in but it couldn't dampen the spirit of Leo, and it was amazing to see so many of our festival-going friends embracing the weather and giving Leo the send off it deserves.
We had some very muddy people, but a lot of smiling faces.
"We'll be announcing our plans for the future very soon. We have some really exciting stuff in the pipeline. Stay tuned for those."
Sunday marked the end of the festival, dubbed The Greatest House Party...in a Field, which started as a party on director Lee Ellis’s family farm in 2006.
It’s grown into an award-winning three day festival featuring music, theatre, arts and comedy, but 2023 marked the final one.
The Wyldes, which hosts Leopallooza will be announcing new plans very soon.“We’re not going anywhere, and we’re really excited to share what we have lined up,” says
“It’s big, it’s bold, and we’ll be making some major announcements very soon.”