Musicport 2023

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AFTER a phenomenal sell-out return, the most unique world music festival in the UK is returning with more international acts in 2023

Musicport, based in Whitby (North Yorkshire) successfully re-launched the popular event following uncertainty around the survival of the festival after the pandemic. It was an incredible three days of international music, art and culture – and this year is no different!

Expect more massive record label signings, independent artists, family - friendly workshops and activities, festival bazaar and fantastic food stalls from Friday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October.

The long-running 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. After local music industry professional, Simon Williams took over the day-to-day running of the festival in 2022, he is keen to make the festival appeal to a bigger audience than ever.

“We are overwhelmed with the response to last year’s smaller festival, and we are ecstatic to bring back a full-scale 3-day event this year,” explains Simon.

“We have a great line-up planned with a great mix of live acts and our wonderful resident DJs alongside workshops, comedy, and open mic sessions. Musicport 2023 will boast a variety of unique performance spac es 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. More locations are expected to be announced throughout the year.

Simon adds: “There is truly something for everyone and we can’t wait to see faces old and new from the UK, Europe and beyond.”

Audiences are encouraged to take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer that is in place until Tuesday 28th February 2023. It represents the biggest saving available before tickets go on general sale.

October 20, 2023 – October 22, 2023

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

April 18, 2024 – November 3, 2024

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ
Whitsun at the NYMR

May 27, 2024 – June 2, 2024

12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7A

August 14, 2024 – August 18, 2024

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PR