Organised by the non-profit voluntary group the Solway Trust, and Making the most of Maryport’s beautiful harbour and strong maritime tradition, this new summer festival really will offer fun for all the family!
With great enthusiasm we can confirm that an expanded, three day, Harbour Festival; incorporating the Annual Trawler Race, family funfair and live music marquee will take place at Maryport Harbour from the 24th to 26th May. With a terrific entertainment roster planned and a diverse section of vendors, stalls and exhibitions, we’re elated that the much-anticipated family event will bring amazement, excitement and fun to the local area over the bank holiday weekend.
The Harbourside Marquee:
The opening night will start with a bang with British Rock legends Mostly Autumn bringing their epic sound that has toured the world to the harbourside marquee, with local hard-rocking stalwarts The Bullfrogs and local favourites Collision, providing the firm footing 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 Kilkenny’s own Keltic Kats! Later in the day, The Deluxe will bring a fantastic blues set, AWOL will provide the high-energy rock classics of the 70’s and 80’s, and the evening will culminate 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 being performed by the likes of 13 Stars, Stark, Secure Unit, the Duncan McFarlane Band and Sarah & the Stormchasers. Things really start to get into swing when 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!
Be sure to check our Bands page for full lineup details, photos, band bios and videos to whet your appetite for some fantastic live music over the bank holliday weekend!
For provisionalstage times in helping plan your visit to Maryport Harbour Festival click here.