Win tickets to Musicport 2012


Artists from Palestine, West Papua, Madagascar, USA, Rajasthan, Gambia, India and Senegal are on the bill of this year’s Musicport.

Now in its 13th year and returning to Whitby after a brief sojourn to Bridlington, the festival brings local and global acts under one roof at Whitby Pavilion from October 5-7.

Organiser Jim McLaughlin said: “It represents really good value for money and will be as weather-proof and family friendly event as ever.

“With five stages all under one roof it gives lots of opportunities for a real festival experience but with all the comforts an indoor event offers.”

The festival features workshops, market, film programme and children’s activities. There will also be a free fringe event at The Resolution, Whitby, on October 4, organised by The Link magazine, hosting several local acts.

Friday Night highlights include Dub Colossus Dub Band, The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight, and O’Hooley and Tidow.

Edward II, Reem Kelani, Sona Jobarteh, The Lani Singers, Celtarabia, Moulettes, Modeste, The Hut People, Changing Horses, Flying Chilli Beats head Saturday’s line-up.

Sunday features Former Members of Country Joe and The Fish, Circle Of Sound, Calaita, Rafiki Jazz, Sura Susso and Jasdeep Singh, Maia (pictured), Annapurna Dance, 3 foot Ninja and DJ Tooley.

Win a pair of day tickets to Musicport

The Scarborough News has teamed up with the organisers of Musicport to offer one lucky reader a pair of festival day tickets for Saturday, October 6.

The music starts at 10am and continues past midnight.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, simply tell us how many years the festival has been running.

Email your answers to no later than 5pm on Tuesday, October 2.

Please include your name and a contact telephone number.