The 14th Musicport Festival returns to Whitby
Over 50 acts from around the globe will converge at Whitby Pavillion in October for three days of musical festivity. Now in its 14th year, the Musicport festival returns to its ancestral home from October 18-20, with a host of reputable musicians bringing five stages to life.
Amongst the stand out performers is the legendary DJ Derek making his final festival appearance. The 72-year-old Bristol-based icon, loved for his blending of 60s rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall and soul styles, has worked with such distinguished artists as Dizzee Rascal and performed sets at Glastonbury and The Big Chill festival.
Headlining the Friday night slot is Neville Staple (singer with The Specials) and his band, before the Saharan blues group Tamikrest (pictured above) take the Saturday headline slot and Bosnian singer Amira rounds off the weekend on Sunday.
Other performers include the Egyptian Baladi Blues Ensemble, the Turkish-flamenco group Jadid Ensemble, Peruvian band Los Chinches, the Whiskey Dogs, Radik Tulush and more.
The festival, renowned for its convivial vibes will also be showing live art projections and a comic opera about the history of yodelling. If that doesn’t whet the appetite, there’ll also be themed food and real ale street events, film workshops, a festival bazaar and school and community workshops.
Tickets for the entire weekend are priced at £85 (£80 concessions), while 11-18 year olds get half price entry. There are also day-tickets available.
For tickets and more information, including a list of confirmed acts visit musicportfestival.com or call 01947 603475.