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Music 2019-08-14T15:41:29+00:00

Building upon our desire to continue to improve on the success of the Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival, in 2018 we were very proud to present what was undoubtedly our strongest musical line up ever and for 2019 we continue to provide a fantastic line up of musical acts from all genres, styles & tastes.

And all this for FREE!

Saturday 31st August

Main Stage

Featuring fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran, ‘Rakes Adrift’ combine traditional and contemporary music and song to create an exciting and varied sound.

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Joy Machine are a band created from a love and passion for all genres of music, from 60s to modern, Rock n Roll, pop and country. The band are sisters Kaz n Ali

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A sea shanty band based in Woolacombe and Mortehoe in North Devon. They are a non profit band raising money for local charities.

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As a professional guitarist and singer/songwriter, Rhys Morgan aka `Grizzly`, has clocked up over 60,000 miles taking big stomping blues riffs to pubs, clubs, arts centres and on the festival circuit across the south of England. As the front man for Grizzly and the Grasshoppers, Grizzly has performed at The Isle of Wight Festival, Labyrinth Blues & Roots Festival; Rhythmtree; Boomtown Fair; Weyfest; Wonky Donk; Chilled in a Field; Henry`s Little Big Gig; Winchester Real Ale & Cider Festival; Guildford Beer Festival; Eat Drink Bristol Fashion and many more. Rhys is a featured performer on the `Anderwood Sessions` (https://www.anderwoodguitars.com) playing his Weissenborn lapslide guitar.

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The Press Gang are a group of friends who have a mutual passion for singing songs of the sea and Cornwall. Difficult to describe but a pleasure to listen to, The Press Gang’s primary aim is to have humorous and harmonious fun!

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Having evolved over the years SF has now settled with it’s current line up and they’re all having a bloody good time entertaining folk!! Not to be missed, amazing vocals and tunes to get you moving. Bring your dancin’ shoes!

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Vibrant blues rock band, mixing original material with selected cover versions. Guaranteed to liven any venue.
The band was formed by Phil Jones, of legendary Welsh rock band S.E.X. (Savage Excellence) in 2015. Phil found himself over the years, writing songs that were more of a blues feel than the rock songs featured by S.E.X. With a growing catalogue of songs suited to this genre, he formed The Big Fat Blues Band in 2015 to perform and record them properly.  The band features Phil Jones on guitar and lead vocals; Morgan Lynham on bass, backing vocals and co-lead vocals; Phil Lowery and Matthew Thomas on drums (but not at the same time!). The band has built up a strong following by touring extensively throughout the UK and mixes their original material with suitable cover  versions.
The debut album ‘Back In Blues Town’ was released in February 2017 on heavyweight 180gm vinyl, with a CD version released in August.
The follow up album, ‘Lightning Cliff Blues’ was released in March 2019 with the band maintaining a solid live schedule throughout the UK as they go from strength to strength.

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The Rivals are here to help you find your inner groove, get on the floor and move your feet to the infectious sounds from bands and artists influenced by the Mod movement through the years.
Our sound is classic Mod with our own unique twist and all of our songs, both covers and originals, are played with all of the style and panache that you expect from a group of experienced musicians who truly embrace their genre.

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2nd Stage

UK-based Grace George has been developing herself as an artist for a number of years. Still only 21, the musician and songwriter’s emotive vocals will feature on a new series of ‘acoustic cover’ recordings set for release across 2019.

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Good Company was formed by Charmaine Lilley after she had been performing solo for a few years. The idea was to create a semi acoustic, mixed genre band, with good friends she had been jamming with for some time. 

The band is made up of 4 core members, and from time to time enjoys the company of guest performers.

Charmaine Lilley (vocals and acoustic guitar)
Kenny Mann (bass / acoustic guitar/ harmonica and vocals)
Nicky Cooper ( vocals)
George Coulter ( cajon)

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Wayne is a solo singer/acoustic guitarist with over ten years performing experience. Playing acoustic versions of popular covers spanning seven decades.

” Whether I’m playing in the corner of a pub, on stage at a festival …. I do my best to entertain. If the audience is having a good time, I’m having a good time!”

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Sam lists his influences as Newton Faulkner, The Script, Jack Johnson, Travis, The Cribs, Dandy Warholes, The Darkness, David Gray, Delays, Electric Six, Fall Out Boy, Feeder, The Feeling, The Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra, Gomez, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, John Butler Trio, Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Kooks, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Missy Higgins, Muse, Paulo Nutini, Reef, Scissor Sisters, Sheryl Crow, Status Quo, The Subways, Texas, The Vines, Wombats, Xavier Rudd, the Young Knives…so take your pick and with some originals also thrown in you’ll gonna enjoy!

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One of the most popular acoustic cover trios in North Devon. If you want to hear a wide range of tracks from 60’s to present, we’re your band. From Depeche Mode to Electric 6 – expect the weird and wonderful! 

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Sunday 1st September

Main Stage

The Press Gang are a group of friends who have a mutual passion for singing songs of the sea and Cornwall. Difficult to describe but a pleasure to listen to, The Press Gang’s primary aim is to have humorous and harmonious fun!

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A group of established musicians from different background influences who have combined to produce an eclectic range of West Coast, Country Rock, Irish and folk songs plus their own original numbers combining their voices to provide a high energy experience. Their sets include numbers by Eagles, Waterboys, Levellers, Doors, JJ Cale, and many others.

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Introducing Zamba who will be bringing their own blend of Reggae, Ska & Carnival to this year’s Festival solely for your pleasure & entertainment

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2nd Stage

Featuring fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran, ‘Rakes Adrift’ combine traditional and contemporary music and song to create an exciting and varied sound.

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As with all things “live” artists and timings are subject to change, so on the day please keep an eye out for any updates that will be announced on the festival site as necessary.

Rewind to 2018!

2018 saw  not only the return of the popular sea shanty bands but an eclectic mix ranging from blues, rock, folk, popular acoustic, pop, rock & roll, soul, jazz funk and ska.

Saturday night last year saw The Liquidators play to a packed marquee of ska fans whilst folk rock duo Sound of the Sirens closed the festival with an amazing set on Sunday evening.

Sound of the Sirens  Live @ Sea Ilfracombe 2018

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