All set for a packed weekend in Scarborough as the music line-up is revealed
An impressive line-up of musical talent has been unveiled today for this weekend’s one-day arts festival. The Acoustic Lounge is a central part of Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out on Saturday 11th February. The line-up for what promises to be a marathon 10-and-a-half hours of live music in the Scarborough Spa Vitadome has been revealed with local band ISHKA as the headline act in a line-up featuring no fewer than 22 performances.
Also on the bill are Tom Townsend, who supported Levellers at Coastival last year, Everyone An Army and Tenacious B (The Tribute of Destiny).
“Music lovers are well served during Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out. The line-up for the Acoustic Lounge features a great mix of old faces and new talent on the local music scene. In all, there will be 10-and-a-half hours of great music, all free and all right here on our doorstep!”
Coastival organiser Wendy Clews
For those who prefer their music on vinyl, the Splendid Day also features a mouth-watering set by DJ Mister Tooley. Captain Black Soundsystem will be a DJ set of library music and film/TV soundtracks featuring vinyl from DJ Tooley’s collection and visuals by Defective Juju.
Library Music is specifically composed and recorded for use as background or ‘mood’ music in television, radio and cinema. It is usually written and performed by highly accomplished musicians, although they often remain anonymous due to the nature of their work. Captain Black Soundsystem salutes the largely unsung heroes of library and soundtrack music, where Hammond organs and wah-wah guitars sit comfortably with lush strings, funky flutes and breathy, wordless vocals. Think car chases in the Sweeney; exotic holiday destinations; hard hitting documentaries; romance; glamour and adventure. The performance takes place in the Spa Sun court Suite from 7pm - 8pm.
Other highlights of Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out will include the first part of a major theatre event which will eventually span the whole of North Yorkshire.
Award-winning theatre company Slung Low will stage Darkness at the Sun Court, the first of five pieces to be performed at arts festivals across North Yorkshire under the collective name Converging Paths. The performance will be held at the Scarborough Spa Sun court from 6pm.
Television and radio personality Craig Charles will be another big draw. Craig is taking time out from the filming of Red Dwarf series 10 to host four hours of funk/soul music from 10pm at the Scarborough Spa Grand Hall. This event also includes a performance by popular jazz/funk/soul band Nick Pride and the Pimptones.
The Comedy Gala evening is at the Scarborough Spa Theatre from 8pm. This will feature spoof world music band Mundo Jazz, off-beat and risqué musical comedian Desmond O’Connor, who will compere. Also on the bill are Abigail Collins, a “pint-sized comedy powerhouse” and leading light on the London Cabaret circuit and Monkey Poet, a blend of “brilliantly delivered poetry, juxtaposed with fast-paced stand-up”.
Theatre-lovers will be well served. First up will be Beach Hut Theatre presenting Stalked by Flowers at 1pm at Scarborough Library, described as a multi-media comedy thriller.
At 3pm at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, Inspired by Charms is an exploration of charms, superstitions, fears, faeries and fantasies, performed by second year School of Arts and New Media Students.
Stacy Makishi takes to the stage, again at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, at 4pm with her performance The Making of Bull: The True Story - a “fusion of physical theatre, music, film and text”.
Lost Property presents ‘Cracks’ is “a deviously cheek and unpredictable show” pushing the boundaries of reality and sanity to a new extreme. Unravelling the mysteries of a house for sale, this performance is at the Regency Room at the Spa at 5.15pm.
A marathon 10 and a half hours of live music will be on offer at the Acoustic Lounge at the Spa Vitadome from 12noon to 10.30pm. Acclaimed local band ISHKA will lead a host of local talent.
There will also be art, dance and music sessions and workshops for children and young people through the Rollercoastival February Fiesta.
“All is set for an excellent day of arts and entertainment in Scarborough on 11th February. We’ve packed more than 20 different events into what promises to be a memorable day in the town – we can’t wait!”