Great mix of Seafest music

Launching this year's SeaFest weekend to be held at the end of July,  James Taylor, left, from Acoustic Gathering, Janet Deacon  of Welcome to Yorkshire, Janet Jefferson and Jane Groom, organisers, Tom Watton from Acoustic Gathering, and Peter Ord, production manager at Cropton Brewery, new sponsors of the event. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122737a   04/07/12
Launching this year's SeaFest weekend to be held at the end of July, James Taylor, left, from Acoustic Gathering, Janet Deacon of Welcome to Yorkshire, Janet Jefferson and Jane Groom, organisers, Tom Watton from Acoustic Gathering, and Peter Ord, production manager at Cropton Brewery, new sponsors of the event. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122737a 04/07/12
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Organisers are promising an eclectic mix of musicians on the bill at this year’s Seafest which kicks off on Friday.

The main stage for the event will be on Scarborough’s West Pier and there should be something to satisfy most musical tastes.

They include Ishka, The Demimondaines and Alexander Christopher, who will open the three-day festival tomorrow.

Raven will be making a welcome return to Seafest when they perform the headline set on the Saturday night ahead of the Grand Firework Display.

The line-up of more than 20 acts has been brought together by the team behind Scarborough’s hugely successful Acoustic Gathering and spokesman James Taylor said: “We’d like to thank all of the musicians who will be giving up their time to make this year’s Seafest happen. We have brought together musicians from a variety of genres including folk, folk rock and world music – something to suit all tastes.

“I believe the groups and artistes we have lined up will complement the other elements of Seafest perfectly, especially as we’ll be in with such a fantastic real ale bar.”

“It’s great to be involved and I hope that together with our partners, we can add new energy to the festival.”

Alongside the music there will be a Great Yorkshire Brewery Real Ale Tent, with around 40 beers and six ciders and food theatre.

Seafest: full programme of acts on the West Pier (subject to change)

Friday 20 July

7pm: Alex Soper

8pm: Demimondaines

9.30pm : Ishka

Saturday 21 July

Noon: SJT Funky Choir

12.30pm: Miriam Forrester

1pm: Dave Hutch

1.30pm: Joe Solo

2pm: Ross Dransfield

2.30pm: Dave Echevarria

3pm: Grod Groddler

3.30pm: Ben Lane

4pm: Alice Kynman

4.30pm: Moonshine Saloon Stompers

5pm – 7pm: Mister Jim’s Open Mic – Arrive at 13.00 to sign up

7pm: John Watton

8pm: Seafret

9.30pm: Raven

Sunday 22 July

(Noon: Seafest Sunday Service)

1pm: Jared Heelbeck

1.30pm: Ben Vickers

2pm: Behla Hutchinson

2.30pm: Jez Echevarria

3pm: Nick Tudor

3.45pm: Tom Townsend

4.30pm Tom Watton