Performers 2017

Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival Music – here to rock you!


From shanty songsters to rock ‘n roll, blues and soulsters, this year’s festival stage brings you the most eclectic mix of local, national & internationally acclaimed musicians!

HEADLINER Saturday 2nd Sept: The Dambuskers 

The notorious four-piece fiddle-fronted, high-energy, Celtic rock band, The Dambuskers are coming to “Rock You”, so be prepared to dance yer socks off and sing yerself hoarse!			

HEADLINER Sunday 3rd Sept

Jim Crawford

Brit blues international phenomena and consummate finger picker & slide guitarist

Weekend line-up (in no particular order)

Press Gang

Our acclaimed Cornish cousins, Press Gang, will have you on your feet with their witty and shanties and songs of the sea – a truly rousing repartee!

Chris Millington

Traditional and contemporary songs, powerfully delivered, inspired by the North Devon coastline and local stories of smuggling, wrecking and piracy

Rakes Adrift
Rousing jigs, reels and toe-tapping fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran that combine to give us Rakes Adrift!		

The Last Rancheros  
Rockin blues ‘n country from this dynamic local trio - guitar, harmonica, dobro, harmonies.	

Anchors Aweigh
Sea shanty songsters based in Woolacombe and Mortehoe, the ever-popular Anchors Aweigh are also a non profit band raising money for local charities around North Devon.	
Tight Corner
A stylishly individual Covers Band, cool masters of Reggae, Soul, Rock, Country, Blues &Jazz