Line up confirmed for international Folk on the Dock music festival

More than 200 folk, roots and acoustic performers – from across the UK and Europe – will be performing at Folk on the Dock this August Bank holiday weekend at the three-day live music festival on the city’s waterfront.

Folk on the Dock (Glyn Akroyd)


Headlining the Dock Stage will be Brighton-based, multi-award winning band, Moulettes, fresh from their Glastonbury stint, Anglo/Americana trio, Wildwood Kin, former Coral guitarist, Lee Southall, Folk Awards nominees, Pilgrim’s Way, and Henry Priestman.

Radio presenter, Janice Long, will be hosting the Dock Stage, as well as introducing one new, up-and-coming act of her choice from LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), each day, as part of “Janice Long Presents…”

The Shanty Stage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Frances Hayhurst tugboat and The Baltic Fleet pub will host the Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival, which features the 30-strong, all-female Gouda Viswjvenkoor choir from the Netherlands, Belgium duo, 2sheets2thewind, Norwegian choir, Risor Shantykor; and local duo, Trim Rig & Doxy.

The Stan Ambrose Stage (named in honour of the BBC Radio Merseyside presenter) will showcase the best of acoustic and emerging talent, with the likes of Dorothy Bird, Mike McDermott, Alex Early and Marc Vormawah.

Marina Blore, festival organiser, Fit the Bill, said: “From international celebrated names and seasoned festival acts, to up-and-coming, local musicians, we’ve got the very best of folk, roots and acoustic performing live here at Albert Dock over the August Bank Holiday. And what’s more – it’s free! Liverpool Acoustic will also be programming artists indoors in the Dr Martin Luther King Junior Building.”
Elsewhere during Folk on the Dock, the Merseyrail Sound Station stage will present music from Limerance, Tori Cross and Jack McAllister.
And the Dock’s Revolucion de Cuba will have DJs, samba dancing and live music all weekend, including Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners.
Folk on the Dock comes to Albert Dock Liverpool from August 26-28.

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