ATV Today - ShowbizMusicport have announced that Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band are to headline the Sunday night of this years Musicport Festival bringing this years festival to a close.

The internationally acclaimed, Whitby-based musician and her rousing band will finish the festival proceedings on the Main Stage to complete their 2015 tour which has been celebrating 21 years of Eliza being a professional musician. With a string of major festival appearances over the summer and into the autumn to finish their much lauded tour in her home town seemed to good an opportunity to miss planners for the event felt.

“We looked at all kinds of possible big name acts to finish the festival but in the end it had to be Eliza with her strong local connections and astonishingly powerful musical heritage who would win the day. It now means that Sunday of Musicport now has 3 of the very top English folk acts in its line-up with The Demon Barbers XL & The Emily Portman Trio to complement all the international artists who will be also appearing at this annual 3 day celebration of music from around the world.” – organiser Jim McLaughlin

Other acts lined up for this years event include Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal Underground, (Albania/UK) Varldens Band, (Sweden) Afrikan Boy, (Nigeria) Dub Colossus  (Ethiopia), Terry Hall, Frigg (Finland) Tromboranga Salsa Orquesta (Spain), The Demon Barbers XL , Duke Special, Najmar Akhtar,(India/UK) The Kora Band (USA) The Hut People with Jess Morgan, Cajun Roosters, Ben Rogers, Paul Armfield, Emma and The Professor, Richard De Soussa, Will McNicol And Luke Selby, A Firm Of Poets, Ribbon Road, Maalstroom (Netherlands), and Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds. Keith James (The Songs of Nick Drake), O’Hooley &Tidow, and Blue Rose Code.(Scotland), Ngawang Lodup, Emily Portman Trio, Yussef Ahmed and Frumptarn Guggan Band.

Musicport Festival 2015 – 16th to the 18th of October 2015 at Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby, YO21 3EN

More details: www.musicportfestival.com

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