Folk on the Dock, will bring together the city’s rich music and maritime heritage in an exuberant celebration.
Almost 87,000 visitors attended Royal Albert Dock Liverpool’s Folk On The Dock festival over this year’s August Bank Holiday weekend. The third iteration of the event was a great success, with organisers already gearing up for 2019, when Folk On The Dock will move from the August Bank Holiday to 12 – 14 July.
This year’s festival kicked-off with a sold-out show from Michael Head And The Red Elastic Band at the Museum of Liverpool. Squeeze’s Chris Difford entertained crowds from The Dock Stage with a headline acoustic set of Squeeze hits, solo material and amusing anecdotes covering his career. Difford saw one of the biggest turn-outs of the weekend, along with Ireland’s Daoiri Farrell, local award-winning singer Robert Vincent, New Zealand based Tiny Ruins, and adopted Liverpudlian Roxanne de Bastion.
Testament to Folk On The Dock’s mission to provide a platform for emerging talent, a number of artists such as Robert Vincent returned this year as a headline act following an appearance at the event in year one on a fringe stage.
Janice Long returned for another year hosting the Dock Stage, with her ongoing support of the festival and those that play it remaining invaluable.
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