Musicport Festival 18th - 20th October 2013
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With over 50 acts in one indoor venue over 5 stages this 3 day event will take you on a world journey with acts from Tuva, Denmark, Peru, Zimbabwe , Bosnia , USA, Tanzania, Mali, Iran & Egypt.
With Neville Staple (The Specials & Fun Boy Three) and his band headlining on Friday night, Saharan blues band Tamikrest on Saturday & the highly acclaimed & mesmerising Bosnian singer Amira finishing the Sunday proceedings, there are many hidden treasures amongst the wide-ranging & ambitious programme.
* Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band & The Ruttles) will put in an appearance
* A rare festival appearance from legendary reggae DJ - DJ Derek
*Live art projections in the DJ café
* A comic opera about the history of yodelling by Ergo Phizmiz.
*Free fringe events at The Metropole Hotel, Whitby
*Films workshops and a fabulous festival bazaar as well as themed food and real ale street events, school and community workshops.
Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and the quality of the acts it books, the festival is now in its 14th year, and the full line-up so far is:
* Tamikrest (Mali)
* Neville Staple Band (The Specials / Fun Boy Three)
* Amira Amulette Trio (Bosnia)
* Baladi Blues Ensemble (Egypt)
* Neil Innes (The Ruttles, Bonzo Dogs etc)
* Skip "Little Axe" McDonald (USA)
* DJ Derek
* Los Chinches (Peru/UK)
* The Orchestra That Fell To Earth
(original members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra)
* Ballet Nimba (West Africa)
* Radik Tulush (Tuva) (Huun Huur Tu & formerly Yat Kha)
* Louis Barrabas & The Bedlam Six
* The Moulettes
* Wonderful Sound Of The Cinema Organ
* Himmerland (Denmark)
* Tantz (klezmer)
* Jadid Ensemble (Turkish/flamenco )
* The Young'Uns
* Hoda (Iran)
* Steve Folk
* Dan Walsh
* Ergo Phizmiz
* Jon Sterckx
* Whiskey Dogs
* Boff Whalley (ex Chumbawamba)
* Patsy Matheson
* CC Smugglers
* Common Tongue
* Luke Sharples
* Forro Porro
* Jon Palmer Band
* Flying Chilli Beats
* Dj Tooley
With more acts still to be announced.
Tickets for the full weekend are £85 (£80 concessions) with 11-18 year olds half price. Day and session tickets are also available too.
For all ticket & all other enquiries please ring 01947 603475 or
visit the Musicport Festival Website here