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Win 2 weekend passes to Musicport 2019

By Published June 17, 2019

African FM is giving away a pair of FREE weekend tickets to the 2019 Musicport festival in Whitby, Yorkshire, UK on 18th-20th October.

Tune into www.african.fm and listen out for the easy-to-answer question for your chance to win a pair of FREE weekend tickets to this amazing musical festival
Marking its 20th anniversary Musicport Festival 2019 is keen to bring back some of the acts who have helped create the festival’s ethos and reputation in what will no doubt end up being seen as a “Best Of Musicport“ line-up.
From its first “one-off “festival to celebrate the Millennium in 2000 until the present Musicport has succeeded in bringing some of the finest musicians from around the world to the Yorkshire coast.
From the 16-piece young multicultural band from Sweden Varldens who prove that music transcends any man-made barriers, to the sublime pairing of Senegal’s top Kora player Sekou Keita with Catrin Finch the Welsh harpist ….from the bagpipe driven sounds of  The Peatbog Faeries from The Isle Of Skye to the hypnotic sounds of the Western Sahara with Aziza Brahim….from The Communard’s singer Sarah Jane Morris with her celebration of the songs of John Martyn to the sparkling thought provoking spoken words of poet Lemn Sissay….. From the still immense reggae sounds & message of  veterans Misty In Roots to the life-affirming sunny sounds of  Marseille’s  Moussu T lei Jovent…from Irish legend Andy Irvine  to the glorious African sounds of  Orchestre Les Mangelepa  from Kenya…..all in all it promises to be a fitting celebration of 20 years whilst artists from far closer to home such as Martin Stephenson , Katie Spencer,  The Lake Poets , Old Time Rags & The Joshua Burnell Band prove the festival transcends geography  and young musicians such as Don’t Feed The Peacocks (all member of National Youth Folk Ensemble)  prove  that age is no barrier either.
Held in the beautiful port of Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, the festival promises its usual high quality and eclectic line-up. All in one indoor venue overlooking the North Sea with 6 stages (and a comedy bus) it 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.
In addition to the main festival the festival goes on tour to the surrounding villages on the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday following the main event. This was a successful innovation in 2016 and makes staying around for a few days even more of an option for visitors as well as extending opportunities for audiences and performers.
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