23rd – 25th October 2020
Location: Whitby Pavillion
This years award winning Musicport Festival – Indoor Festival of the Year 2013: Fatea Awards – is well and truly taking shape with more top national and international award winning artists having been added to the line-up including, a rare opportunity to see the award winning Lo’Jo, Scotland’s finest Idlewild, award winning Tamikrestwho are Mali’s new young stars of Saharan music, Poland’s Mosaik with their Slavic wildness, melancholy, and oriental mystery sounds, the unique interpretation of Balkan music from Hungary’s Zuros Banda, Haddo with the brilliant sounds of Will Pound and the in-demand fiddle and viola performer Nicky Pound, the mesmerising and hypnotic Suzy Condrad and many, many more still to be confirmed.
50 acts across 5 stages in one intimate & beautifully decorated venue.
Sunday headliners Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita who have won the Cross – Cultural Collaboration award, Bassekou Kouyate the Best Artist award & Tamikrest the Best Group award. Also features: Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Banco de Gaia, Amine & Hamza, O’Hooley & Tidow, along with the beautiful Kathryn Williams.
Saturday sees the award winning Lo’Jo, Robyn Hitchcock, John Smith, New Rope String Band , Amira Keir ,Mosaik, The Baghdaddies and Lucy Ward Band
Friday night will see Idlewild, Andy Kershaw, Yaaba Funk, Rise Kagona, Attila The Stockbroker all perform.
Sol Cinema, the worlds smallest cinema, where an audience of 8 are treated with red carpet, usherettes and popcorn to a cinematic experience for short films in a beautifully converted caravan.
As well as performances from some of the nations best world music artists, educational and musical workshops will also be held across the weekend at Whitby Pavilion for all ages.
Being held in the Pavilion at one of the UK’s most beautiful and charming seaside resorts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, with an abundance of quality places to eat, drink and stay, makes for a truly unique festival.
Musicport welcomes festival goers of all ages with it’s safe and indoor surroundings – guaranteeing a warm and wonderful festival, whatever the weather!
The festival, which is run by an a largely volunteer crew, will build on its fourteen years of experience of bringing the highest quality cultural experience to the Yorkshire coast in friendly fun-packed weekend that will end the 2014 festival season on a wonderfully high note.
Renowned for its family friendly atmosphere and the quality of the acts it books, the festival is now in its 15th year.