Less than 3 months to go … and whilst there are many fantastic festivals happening in the coming weeks, don’t forget that the festival season isn’t over till after Musicport Festival!
20th-22nd October 2017, Whitby Pavilion, YO21 3EN
The 15th Musicport Festival will see such a fantastic line-up with Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds, Afro Celt Sound System , Kefaya, Tcha Limberger Trio (Hungary) “Orchestra Of Samples” with Addictive TV, Maia Barouh (Japan/France), Maya Youssef Trio (Syria), Andy Kershaw, Hope & Social. Kathakali Theatre Co., Rory McLeod & Familiar Strangers , Himmerland (Denmark), Fistful Of Spookies, Jamie Smith’s Mabon (Wales), O’Hooley & Tidow, Ribbon Road, Grace Petrie, Joanne Harris & the Storytime band, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican & back by popular request – Bob’s Blundabus to name but a few!
“The Afro Celt Sound System have long been on our wish list so we’re delighted on the back of their excellent new CD they have decided to tour again and that Musicport will be one of their few festival appearances this year.
Kefaya are an astonishing new act comprising of musicians we have known over many years and both they & Afro Celts are on shortlist as best group in 2017 Songlines Awards. All the way down the list of acts there are surprises and delights of the highest order and with more still to be confirmed.
Also, we are extending the Musicport On Tour to 3 days this year (Mon 23rd October – Weds 25th) and if last year was anything to go by it’d be well worth staying around for those extra 3 days as we tour round the outlying areas of Whitby with various acts playing in beautiful places. Full details of this are to follow over the coming weeks”. – Jim McLaughlin – Musicport Festival director.
“As we watch the weather forecast changing daily, we’re even more relieved that we don’t need to worry about the weather for Musicport with indoor camping facilities at the beautiful Brunswick Centre in Whitby!
Musicport are also delighted to announce some great news received from Arts Council England recently – their application for two years funding to support the festival and other events was once again successful.
With this, Musicport Festival can now move forward confidently with their planning as their current focus is on booking workshops and planning for the opening parade.
Arts Award – supported by NYMAZ
Musicport is now registered as an Arts Award Adviser and will be offering the chance for people aged from 5-25 to gain an Arts Award (Discover) during the festival. The Musicport Discovery Pack will be available at the festival for a small fee and will guide participants through the weekend with activities that will allow them to complete their award. Once this is verified their certificate will be mailed to them.
More information will be on Musicport website and Facebook pages in the near future:
Weekend tickets currently priced at £100 (11-18’s £50) until end of August.
1st September – £110.
Day and session tickets will be available from 1st August (numbers limited)
Full weekend £100 – Discounted then £110
(£105 concession 11-18s £55).
Friday £28 (11-18s £14)
Saturday full day £48, (11-18s £24)
Saturday early £24 (11-18s £12), late £30 (11-18s £15)
Sunday full day £45 (11-18s £23)
Sunday early £24 (11-18s £12) Sunday late £25
Accompanied under 11’s free
Tel. 01947 603475 / 01947 458899 or visit http://www.whitbypavilion.co.uk/events/Musicport-Whitby-Pavilion-October-2017