Musicport Festival 2014 Preview

Musicport Festival 2014

 17th – 19th October – Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby, North Yorkshire.

www.musicportfestival.com   Tel 01947 603475

Plans are well under way for this years Musicport Festival – voted Indoor Festival of the Year 2013 in the recently announced Fatea Awards.

With several headline acts still waiting to be confirmed there is already an impressive line-up taking shape – with full info below.

Artists confirmed so far include:
Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita (Wales/Senegal) – stunning meeting of top Welsh harp player & master Senegalese kora player.

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – homecoming of the God Of Hellfire & Whitby’s most famous son.

AMINE & HAMZA (Tunisia) Celebrated worldwide as geniuses on their oriental instruments the oud and the kanun.

Robyn Hitchcock from his days in The Soft Boys to his current cult status , one of the UK’s great  musical heroes

Jesse Bannister’s Play Out featuring Zoe Rahman– new quartet led by Indo- jazz saxophonist Jesse, MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman & Mercury Prize-nominated drummer Seb Rochford alongside Corrine Bailey Rae bassist Kenny Higgins.

John Smith –guitar genius from Devon who is gaining mainstream recognition with his latest album Great Lakes

Kathryn WilliamsMercury-nominated and with the voice of an angel Kathryn is a national treasure.

PeruNIKA TRIO (Bulgaria)  polyphonic harmonies that will astonish in their complexity and beauty.

LUCY WARD BAND –  award winning  & cutting edge folk singer from Derby with her fine band

NEW ROPE STRING BAND Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius

TANTZ –remarkable & energetic young klezmer band from Leeds

TASHI LHUNPO MONKS (Tibet) – keeping alive the wonderful and impressive rituals of Tibetan culture

MY SWEET PATOOTIE (Canada) – dazzling musicianship and entertaining stage show

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER – Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter.

O’HOOLEY & TIDOWpowerful, thought provoking and deeply moving songs from acclaimed Yorkshire duo

THE BEVVY SISTERS (Scotland)  Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity – cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit

VÄRLDENS BAND (SWEDEN) – exciting young multicultural band from Stockholm on first UK tour


TICKETS ARE ALREADY SELLING WELL & THEY ARE CURRENTLY £85 (£80 concessions) for the full weekend.

Contact: 01947 603475
email: info@musicportfestival.com

Organiser Jim McLaughlin said “We’ve got some really exciting additions in the pipeline but already we feel we have a great line-up that will only get better in the coming months . Living up to last years event will be very hard but we’re up for the challenge and hope to get a great crowd out for our launch event with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba on 14th March at Whitby Pavilion  who have been described in The Independent as “the best rock and roll band in the world”

Musicport is a not for profit community business promoting live music and music education on the Yorkshire coast.

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