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Musicport On The Moors Festival

May 4 - May 7

TICKETS HERE (full weekend & individual days & special price joint ticket for MOTM & Musicport Festival)

line-up so far :

The Ukrainians: Having grown out of a project started by ‘80s Indie Darlings The Wedding Present they continue to mix up their winning concoction of Western punk-pop & traditional Ukrainian sounds, “Going to a Ukrainians gig is like being at the mother of all parties”. Q magazine

Anna & Elizabeth with Benjamin Lazar Davis……..Their show is like no other. Through their immersive creative process and bold interpretations, Anna & Elizabeth’s visionary partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiencesSince 2011, with a deep and shared love of old Appalachian music, they stand at the vanguard of tradition and the avant-garde, transforming traditional music with innovative, modern arrangements. Their captivating performance integrates visual art, movement and experimental film with breathtaking harmonies.“Heartbreakingly great.” Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire)

Rise Kagona Jit Jive Duo : Andy Kershaw cites him as having changed his life, and John Peel famously broke down in tears the first time he saw The Bhundu Boys. Back home in Zimbabwe, Rise started a whole new guitar genre & in 1980’s a& 1990’s, they toured the world – everywhere they went, people danced to their infectious Jiti music.

Alexander D Great : Born in Trinidad, Alexander is energetic and inspirational performer who has appeared at festivals and well-known venues across the UK. His captivating workshops combine Caribbean story, calypso music and rhythms, and group composition.

The Blue Lions: A band of Sikh warriors belonging to an ancient lineage & perform the spiritual Indian classical music Kirtan that has a profound effect on the mind and body to further become one with the soul. The Blue Lions have headlined the O2 London with Basement Jaxx & performed with Bob Dylan and Anna Phoebe.

Muntu Valdo (Cameroon): Muntu blends the traditions of his homeland with technical mastery to create mesmerising bluesy music with jazz and soulful beats. He uses loop/sample technology to build up layers of sounds which supplement his guitar and harmonica.

The Hut People: The duo whose barnstorming set in the cafe at Musicport in 2007 really set their career rolling are still as engaging, inventive and awe-inspiring as they were then. Never have accordion and percussion sounded so wonderfully matched or as international.

Duotone: Songwriter Barney Morse-Brown (cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy, BBC Folk Award winners The Imagined Village & Syrian musician Maya Youssef) loops guitars and cellos, percussion & voices to create ethereal soundscapes for his poignant lyrics to weave in and out of. He was recently support on Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band’s national tour.

Reg Meuross: Modern troubadour who exemplifies English songwriting at its best. “Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph. “A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy

The Sätteli Sisters..….Singers and multi instrumentalists Helen and Louise Curtis-Streich, with an eclectic mix of alpine songs old and new. Sätteli were featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Late Night Junction’ by Mara Carlyle, who described their album ‘Sing Es Lied Für Mi’ as:“full of perfectly intonated delights”

Matt Anderson Quartet: Originally from Whitby and now living in London, young saxophonist Matt released his debut album in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 3 alongside a 13-date UK tour. Winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2017.

James Brunt: A visual artist who works in and with the landscape … James will be working with volunteers during the weekend down by the Mallyan Spout waterfall in Goathland to create wonderful things to complement an already magical space… Musicians will join them to create something that will live long in the memory.

Gamelan Sekar Petak: (York) This orchestra of gongs metallophones etc originates from Bali and Java (“Sekar Petak” means white rose) The ensemble is the first purpose-built gamelan in a British university and has toured the country extensively and made appearances for children’s programmes on BBC TV and ITV. Learn to play!

Old Time Rags: Duo who use folk music & dance to create an interactive and energetic street show featuring Appalachian step dance, broom dancing, banjos and lots more. Great energy & fun.

Other Ways to Walk– Artist Rachel Howfield loves walking &finding ways to get closer to the place she is walking –. Join her to find out more & explore the glorious countryside around Goathland.

Under The Sun Artists Kate, Ste & Boz who help create the Musicport Festival parade will be doing creative things in the marquee & looking for help to make things to décor the site reappear at Musicport in October.

Tai Chi in the open air (maybe) with expert teacher Wes

Simon Wood – Learn to play the amazing and ethereal hang drum.

Ian Clayton Broadcaster & writer deeply embedded in his native Yorkshire culture but with an extensive & inclusive world view, a love of music and a great way with words. Compere & interviewer.

DJs Guest DJs from the excellent Hub Collective to keep the late-night party vibe going.Drummie Dave, Mick Cloudbase John Tree ??

Hidden Horizons tbc Inflatable Hidden Horizons planetarium that will encourage the appreciation of the dark night skies at Goathland.
Singing workshop(s) t with Avital Raz

Camping – in field adjacent to The Hut . Shower & Toilet Facilities

Food Award-winning food stall Yakumama will be serving South American street food throughout the weekend whilst The Hut will serve teas/coffees /snacks as well as having a full bar with real ale.
VENUES – although most activities will happen at The Hut or in the marquee adjacent we also will be using St Mary’s Church ,The Village Hall, The Inn On The Moor & The Reading Room ) as well as the great outdoors .
Tickets for Musicport On The Moors available (to include camping) at £100 for 4 days. If you’d like to buy tickets (which can be paid for in 3 instalments) Ring Musicport on 01947 603475 or on Eventbrite  Tickets available here
There may be a few day tickets kept back for sale nearer the weekend so keep an eye on website.


May 4
May 7


The Hut
The Green
Goathland, YO22 5LY United Kingdom
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