Musicport Festival 2017

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The full line-up for Musicport Festival 2017 is now beginning to emerge and festival goers cannot fail to be impressed.
MUSICPORT FESTIVAL 20th - 22nd October 2017
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN
Tel. 01947 603475
Often referred to as the UK’s biggest indoor festival of “world music” the event covers a much broader and more eclectic range of music than that term implies and the organiser Jim McLaughlin believes that the term “local, national, international” describes it much better.
With over 50 acts on 6 stages within the one building (Whitby Pavilion) it is as intimate and friendly an event as one could imagine and has a reputation developed over 18 years for the high quality of its programming, acts and production.
Musicport Festival, held in one indoor venue overlooking the North Sea with 6 stages (and a comedy bus), is widely regarded as a great way to end the festival season and coincides with the October half term for many. With indoor camping as an option, a festival bazaar in the main hall and international food vans it has the outdoor festival vibe but protected from the elements and with lots of activities to participate in as well as acts to see.
Having started back in 2000 with a one-off festival for the Millennium, that one-off has led to 17 more … so 2017 is our 18th birthday – we’re coming of age!
Learning is important to Musicport too – as a partner in NYMAZ (http://www.nymaz.org.uk) we run music sessions for under 5s, masterclasses and workshops for young musicians, and leading up to and during the festival you’ll find a whole programme of workshops covering a multitude of skills and interests.
You can even earn an Arts Award with Musicport.

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