FESTIVAL NEWS: Musicport is back!

One of the world’s leading international music festivals, Musicport is to return bringing world class talent to Whitby – home of the popular festival for over two decades. 22nd/23rd October 2022


Billed as the ‘Musicport Club Weekend 2022’, audiences can expect an unforgettable weekend of international music, art and culture – a two-day celebration of artists and DJ’s across three indoor stages along with market stalls, a festival bazaar, children’s activities and workshops.

Local, national and international artists will perform across unique performance spaces including the ‘The Club Stage’, ‘The DJ Hub’, and the infamous Bob’s ‘BlundaBus’ – a stalwart at the Edinburgh Festival providing an intimate and unique venue.

The prestigious festival, founded by Jim and Sue McLaughlin back in 2000 has grown to be one of the best known and loved international festivals on the music calendar. Last year, Jim and Sue announced that they were to step back from the day to day running of the festival and are handing over the reins to local music industry professional Simon Williams.

Simon says: “We are very proud of the great line-up for the Musicport Club Weekend. Very much a gathering of friends, this year the event will be even more intimate and close up than ever with all of the best loved elements of the Musicport Festival, which will return in 2023. This year’s event will mix live acts and our wonderful resident DJs alongside workshops, comedy, and open mic sessions.”

Already confirmed to perform include South African band BCUC, top guitarist Justin Adams and gimbri player Mohamed Errebbaa, composer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Carver Goss, percussionist Gary Hammond, Bulgarian-born folk singer Eugenia Georgieva, York based band ‘Bull’ and ‘The Ukrainians’.

Musicport community outreach team will be providing music workshops to WHISH, Whitby Library and the Whitby Children’s Hub on Friday 21st October. On Sunday 23rd a fantastic children’s activity workshop will take place in the main hall, ‘The Big Sing’. Parents are welcome to attend for free for the duration of the workshop.

Early Bird Tickets are available until Friday September 23rd.


10am Saturday 22nd October 2022 – 19:00 Sunday 23rd October 2022


Whitby Pavilion,
West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN


Eventbrite, link from Musicport website www.musicportfestival.com and https://musicportfestival2022.eventbrite.co.uk

By phone from Whitby Pavilion on 01947 824770

Musicport Ticket Answerphone: 01947 469 369

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