The Maryport Blues Festival is going home.
Organisers have announced that due they are bowing to public pressure and returning the main stage to the harbourside.
“This is where the blues started in Maryport and every year for the last six we have been asked to return there,” a spokeswoman, Kirsten Jeffries said.
The festival was moved from the harbour when the marina was being upgraded. Since then the blues have been held at the Netherhall Rugby Club, Maryport Rugby Club and the Wave Centre.
“We have been grateful to all those who have helped us out but now it is time to go home,” Kirsten said.
The main marquee will be on Marina Road.
Headlining on the alternative stage, which will be behind the Captain Nelson on Irish Street, is a breakaway from the popular British rock band, Thunder. The Union was formed by Thunder guitarist Luke Morley.
Sunday’s headliners are Soul City Walkers who took the festival by storm last year.
There will also be a family stage outside the Lake District Coastal Aquarium. “This is a trail venue so wristbands will be needed for adults but children will be admitted free. As well as music, there will be children’s entertainment from Martiny’s Magic.”
Twenty six bands and artists have confirmed their place on the blues trail.
Confirmed venues for the trail are The Captain Nelson, the Navy Club, Sailor’s Return, Labour Club, Golden Lion, Netherhall Rugby Club (Crosby Street) and Her Citi. The Wave Centre is still to be confirmed.
— By Vivienne Paterson
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On Saturday 26th we have THE UNION playing the outdoor stage!