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Musicport Festival

Posted on the 22 November 2013 by Realalereview @real_ale_review

When: 17-19 October 2014,
Where: Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Musicport is the festival that brings international together with national, regional acts and lots more to the beautiful Yorkshire coast.

Over 50 acts on 5 stages in one intimate & beautifully decorated venue all for £85 for the full weekend.
Day & session tickets are also be available on the door or in advance – Tel 01947 603475 for more info

The full and very wide-ranging line-up can be found at

Here are some of the new, wonderful and unique activities that are planned within the festival:
• A pre–festival free performance on 11th October by The Tashi Lhunpo Monks Tibet at Brunswick Centre, Whitby demonstrating their ritual chants and dancing in stunning costumes – Starts 7.30pm.
• The light-filled Chromavan which gives people the opportunity to bathe in intense color bath. A wonderful experience housed in a caravan, which will be in town during the day on Friday 18th October where there will be a chance for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in an intense and relaxing color bath and to try it out for free. From Friday teatime it will be at the Pavilion where it will be available to all festival-goers.
• A free performance at la Rosa Hotel on 20th October at 6.30pm by award -winning folk artist Jackie Oates (with Belinda O’Hooley & Chris Sargeant).
• A mass ukulele jam with Ossett Ukulele Philharmonia on Saturday 19th (free entry). A chance for uke players from far and wide to bring their ukuleles and join a great free event on the morning of Saturday 19th October. A downloadable songbook will be available from the Musicport website and Facebook page so that participants can practice in advance. Free entry event.
• A blackboard stage where audience members can claim their 15 minutes of fame alongside specially invited open mic sessions from around Yorkshire.
• An opening parade and fire display with the unveiling of the Musicport Big Art Project that has been happening with 5 local schools in the three weeks preceding.

With funding from Arts Council England & the European Union the festival which is run by an a largely volunteer crew hopes to build on its fourteen years experience of bringing the highest quality cultural experience to the Yorkshire coast in friendly fun-packed weekend that will end the 2013 festival season on a really high note (and with no need to worry about the weather).


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