Tropical Pressure Festival

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3 days packed with live bands, DJ's, music and dance workshops, yoga, kids' play & craft sessions, storytelling, healing treatments and World music films.

Tropic Pressure Festival celebrates the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean on the cliffs of Cornwall.

There is plenty to do for all the family with a dedicated kid's zone, entertainer, storytelling, workshops, craft activities and circus skills, and a dedicated quiet family camping area.

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