Musicport World Music Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Whitby, North Yorkshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Musicport World Music Festival
Jim Mc Laughlin
The Port Hole
16 Skinner Street
YO21 3AJ England UK
Phone: (44) 1947-603475

Festival Description

Musicport is the UKs biggest annual indoor world music festival. Since 2000 the festival has grown every year and continues to attract major artists from around the world to this small Yorkshire port. The event is run by a non-profit community organisation that aims to promote cultural diversity and increase tourism through high quality music-based events.

The Festival takes place in one indoor venue, Whitby Pavilion, with a 1000 capacity main hall, and a 500 capacity theatre, and a separate children’s festival that attracts audiences of all ages from throughout the UK. Festival goers experience non-stop music with over 30 acts from 6pm Friday until almost midnight on Sunday (with short sleep breaks built in).

Music and dance workshops run throughout the weekend, and a festival market and various food concessions help create the feel of an outdoor festival. The Festival prides itself particularly on the atmosphere it creates through the use of décor and projections by the local arts collective Cloudbase.   

Festival Dates October 18 - 20, 2013
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Practical Info:

  • Whitby Pavilion
    Whitby, England UK  


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