As choirs from across the globe plan their descent on Cornwall for its 2017 International Male Choral Festival, tickets have now gone on sale for what is now the largest event of its kind in the world.

Sixty choirs of all ages and nationalities will be converging on Cornwall – with more than 50 concerts and celebrations in 40 venues across the county running from April 27 to May 1. This year’s festival will also see the largest choir competition in the biennial event’s 14 year history.

Cornwall will be centre stage when 2,000 singers of all ages and nationalities converge to entertain an estimated 45,000 people in theatres, churches, tourist attractions and castles from Bude to Land’s End and Porthleven to Saltash.

Singers, their entourages and countless visitors will be heading this way from Australia and America, Russia and across Europe, Wales, Scotland, England and, of course, Cornwall itself for this year’s extraordinary festival.

“It’s going to be a wonderful long-weekend of choirs singing for pleasure as well as taking part in keen competition,” said festival director Rob Elliott. “We look forward to welcoming visitors and singers alike to this beautiful part of the world. The sound the choirs make is always stirring and uplifting and I cannot wait to hear them brought together for this world-great event.

“Our eighth festival is attracting more interest than ever from people wanting to join the celebrations and with ever more foreign and larger choirs it is all very exciting.”

Full details of the 2017 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival can be found on the festival website, Tickets for all concerts can be bought directly from the Hall for Cornwall box office at