****THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED!!***
Whitby, the heralded jewel of Yorkshire's coastal resorts, is home to quite a few timeless British classics: fish & chips, old-fashioned seafront B&B's and Bram Stoker's Dracula. But over the years it's shaped up and jazzed up, into a cultural, boutique-style hub with contemporary bars and flashy seafood restaurants popping up everywhere. So it's quite fitting that it's also the setting for Europe's largest indoor world music festival: Musicport.
Musicport as a concept was first established in 2000, with the aim of promoting live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding areas. The main event of the year is the huge Musicport Autumn World Music Festival, which over the last ten years has rapidly grown, attracting some major world musicians like Buena Vista Social Club, Courtney Pine, Rachid Taha and Mory Kante.
This year is set to be their biggest line up yet, with over 60 acts in one indoor venue spread across six stages. For three days (17th–19th October), festival goers are taken on a journey around the world through music, with acts from the likes of France, Scotland, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Poland, with a couple of familiar headliners like our very own Idlewild, French act Lo'Jo, and the award-winning Welsh/Senegalese harp duo Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. See full line up.
The festival is renowned for being one of the friendliest festivals around, and it's sure to teach you a thing or two about the diversity of music across the world. Full weekend tickets £95/ day tickets from £25.
We've got either one family weekend pass OR two adult weekend passes to give away to one lucky Cool Places reader. All you have to do for your chance of winning is like AND share this Facebook post, or join us over on Twitter making sure you use both Cool Places and Musicport handles "@coolplacesuk @MusicportFest" and use hashtag #IWantMusicportTickets or click this link.
**Competition closes Monday 29th September at midnight. Please read full T&C's before entering. GOOD LUCK!