Maryport Harbour Festival at Maryport Harbour
Organised by the non-profit voluntary group the Solway Trust, and making the most of Maryport's beautiful harbour and strong maritime tradition, next year's Maryport Harbour Festival really will offer fun for all the family!
The opening night of Friday the 24th May will start with a bang; with British Progressive Rock legends Mostly Autumn bringing their epic sound that has toured the world to the harbourside marquee! Friday also sees local favourites and hard-rocking stalwarts The Bullfrogs and Collision providing the firm footing and support for an explosively entertaining evening!
Saturday will take listeners in the Marquee on a musical voyage through the ages! Fresh from the running of the annual trawler race, festival goers will be transported to the 1950's with the golden age of rock and roll with the 45's before swiftly being whisked away to the Irish folk revival of the 60's with Tipperary's Keltic Kats making the journey from Ireland especially for the Harbour Festival! Later in the evening, AWOL will provide the high-energy rock classics of the 70's and 80's, culminating with the amazing Blondied getting the audience dancing to the many hits of Debbie Harry and Co!
The marquee on Sunday provides a rare treat for music lovers, with a tantalising mix of blues, rock and folk from the likes of Stark, Secure Unit, the Duncan McFarlane Band and Sarah & the Stormchasers. Things really start to get into swing when Manchester's Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six bring their unique brand of Lyric-Driven Dirt-Swing to Maryport, perfectly getting the audience in the mood for Martin Turner, bringing his Rock Legends Wishbone Ash on stage to close the festival with a string of their Classic Rock favourites!
Aside from a fantastic line-up of music inside harbourside Marquee, festival site itself will be free to visitors to come and experience and explore. Providing fun and entertainment for all; there will be a full spring fair, the annual trawler race as well as a whole host of diverse stalls, vendors and surprises to investigate and discover!
A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase online for the introductory price of £25 for the entire weekend.
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Marine Road, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15
Map reference: NY 038366 Lat: 54.71527 Long: -3.49452
Travelling to Maryport via the A596, turn from the A596 towards Irish Street and the harbour area, the festival site will be clearly marked. By rail disembark at Maryport Station travel along Station St, crossing Curzon Street and following Senhouse Street to the harbour.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Maryport station