Day Tickets On Sale/More Acts Announced/Indoor Camping - Musicport Festival
Information from the Musicport Festival office in Whitby, North Yorkshire has been released on the individual day tickets that are now available to purchase by phone and online, and also some of the artists that have just been added to the bill, with Images and interviews available upon request and previews requested..
Day Tickets On Sale/More Acts Announced/Indoor Camping.
Musicport is a unique festival in its combination of international, national and local acts together with a mix of music & more that includes folk, roots, blues, jazz, rock, indie, poetry, cookery all in an intimate environment with 5 stages in one building. Run by an established team of primarily volunteers it is now in it’s 15th year and takes place 17-19 October 2014 at Whitby Pavilion
Musicport is a great way for people to finish the festival season as the days draw in with no worry about the weather affecting proceedings. Run by a not for profit company and attracting audience members from all around the UK and with international recognition of its programming Musicport puts a lot into the local economic and cultural economy of the Yorkshire coast. A grant from Scarborough Borough Council has just been awarded to Musicport to help underpin its work.
Musicport have now released individual day tickets
New additions to the programme are Rise Kagona (the original Bhundu Boy), Andy Kershaw (DJ set), Banco De Gaia, Firm Of Poets, Michelle Scally Clarke, Guo Yue (China) & The Baghdaddies
Indoor camping at Brunswick Centre. A new feature of this year’s festival is indoor camping, which at £25 per head for full weekend, gives a cost effective and festival-appropriate option that combats the weather (which is often better than at Glastonbury we have to add). Enquiries & booking of this space limited facility 01947 603475
A new all-acoustic venue at La Rosa Hotel. There will be opportunities to see main stage acts as well as acts specifically booked in performance in the wonderfully quirky basement cafe of La Rosa Hotel where no amplification is permitted or required.
Open Mic stage : One of the most popular areas at the festival where audience members can claim their 15 minutes of fame
DJ cafe - With guest DJs & live projections throughout weekend keeping a festival vibe happening in the cafe overlooking the sea.
Workshops & Cookbook project There will be a host of workshops running alongside the main programme and this years special project will be a series of cookery demonstrations by artists with recipes from their diverse cultures which together with recipes collected from audience members will form the basis of a cookbook Recipes From A World Of Music to be produced in collaboration with Yorkshire based company Route Publishing.
Organiser Jim McLaughlin said “we’re delighted with the programme we’ve managed to pull together and we know there will be some wonderful surprises within the weekend . It’s great that veteran broadcaster Andy Kershaw will be here the same night as Rise Kagona the original Bhundu Boy whose music was a life-changing experience for Andy when he worked at Radio 1.”
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