World Music Festival Musicport 2010, a Hot Ticket

Angelique Kidjo
Musicport Festival 2010 promises to be yet another feast of top artists and musicians from the international, national and regional stages bringing one of the best festivals to the Yorkshire coast October 22-24 of 2010.

This year’s stunning line up will include headline sets by Angelique Kidjo, Richard Hawley, Jah Wobble’s Japanese Dub, The Imagined Village and anarchist poet icon John Cooper Clarke. Including one of the last live performances by Richard Hawley for over 12 months and a rare appearance by Marta Sebestyen.

Local artist David Owen responsible for curating the recent Southbank exhibition ‘5000 Morris Dancers & Beyond’ will be at the festival displaying and selling his work.

Yorkshire born acclaimed storyteller, writer, broadcaster and performer, Ian Clayton will be opening this year’s festival. A good friend of Richard Hawley and author of ‘Bringing it all back home’ & ‘Our Billie.’ “We are delighted to have him open this year’s event,” said the organizers.

Newcastle’s multi-faceted Soznak collective will be mixing up a brew of jazz, Latin, funk, Spanish and Afro-Cuban musics.

The Zagros Band (based in Hull) have also been added to the bill, performing their unique blend of acoustic, jazz and folk sounds.

The Humber region Music4U Project who provide music-making opportunities for over 26,000 young people who live in the local area will be presenting performances by the East Riding Dance Company & Scunthorpe Young People’s Choir.

And just some of the other artists confirmed for the weekend include:

Angelique Kidjo (Benin, West Africa)
Richard Hawley (UK)
Jah Wobble’s Japanese Dub (UK/Japan)
The Imagined Village (UK)
Anxo Lorenzo Band (Spain/Galicia)
Norma Waterson (UK)
John Cooper Clarke (Manchester)
Malinky (Scotland)
Invisible System (Ethiopia/UK)
Erik Mongrain (Canada)
The New Rope String Band (UK)
Guo Yue (China)
Samay (UK)
Steve Phillips
Hussan Erraji Band (UK)
Joe Solo (Scarborough, UK)
Xova (Birmingham, UK)
Alejandro Toledo & The Magic Tombolinos (UK)
Lava (North Wales)
Lee Harris & River Styx
Albert Ross & The Otters (Leeds, UK)
Holly Tamar
The Hut People
Amine & Hamza (Tunisia)

The festival has 4 stages all in one gloriously restored Art Deco building overlooking Bridlington’s extensive South Beach sands. With workshops, spoken word events, film, children’s events, festival market, DJ room and food court the festival offers an all weather alternative to the outdoor summer festivals and is many peoples chance to recapture and rekindle that festival spirit (and paddle in the sea) before the nights get way too long.

This year’s featured cause will be RedR UK – a charity helping to train and equip volunteers, improving the effectiveness of disaster relief supporting people to rebuild their lives. For more information

Ticket Prices: £89.50 (full price) or £82.50 (concessions) for the whole weekend with junior tickets (11 – 17 yr olds) just £45 for the weekend, Under 10 yr olds go FREE. Day & session tickets also on sale. There is an official campsite (charged separately) and an abundance of B & B /Hotel/self catering accommodation within easy walking distance of the venue visit for further information.

Ticket Line 0845 373 2760

Author: World Music Central News Department

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