Arts funding cuts are starting to bite across the country, this years Musicport event will rely greatly on the goodwill and support of the town to prove it has a future and, as well as ticket sales, this year they are looking for sponsors.
Tickets are on sale now at the Musicport Shop, 16 Skinner Street, Whitby or by phone on 01947 603475 and are £75 for full weekend (£65 before 25th June). Session tickets will be available from 1st August.
here's some confirmed acts below:
Dub Colossus Dub Band, Edward II , Reem Kelani (Palestine), Circle Of Sound (UK/India), Sona Jobarteh Band UK/Mali) , African Roots Fusion Band, Former Members Of Country Joe & The Fish (USA), The Hut People , Calaita, Modeste (Madagascar) Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight (Robin Hoods Bay), The Moulettes, Julie Murphy (Wales), The Lani Singers (West Papua), Jaipur Kawa Brass Band (Rajasthan), Changing Horses, O'Hooley & Tidow, Arborea (USA), Two Man Ting, Molly Jones & Lee Southall, Three Foot Ninja, Celtarabia , Flying Chilli Beats , Soznak , Sura Susso (Gambia)... plus more to be announced.
Full line up and details at www.musicportfestival.com