During the festival, a group of visitors come from the community of Brandivy in Brittany and stay with local Cornish families. Many of these guests are performers and musicians who specialise in Breton culture. The three days of the festival include workshops, processions and music and dance performances from Cornish and Breton performers.
Brittany has very close links with Cornwall and shares an equally long history. Bretons are descended from the Britons that left southern Britain during the Anglo-Saxon invasions in the Dark Ages. The Breton language contains some words that are very similar to the Cornish language. There is even a historic region in Brittany called “Cornouaille”, which is French for Cornwall. The Breton name for Cornouaille is Kernev, similar to the Cornish word for Cornwall, which is Kernow.