We are very pleased to say we have now confirmed 44 Shanty groups, 21 venues and 261 hours of shanty singing (that's 46 more hours than last year!)
Alan Whitbread, Baldricks Plan, Barnacle Buoys, Bluebell singers, Bone Idol, Bosun's Call, Cadgwith Singers, Cape Cornwall Singers, Dutch Uncle, Exmouth Shantymen, Falmouth Fish, Falmouth Shout, Fishermans Friends, Flash Jack, Hobsons Choice, Kanerien Trozoul, La Bordee, Many a Mickle, Mariners Away, Nankersey Male Voice Choir, Naze Shanty Group, Nordet, Pirates of St Piran, Press Gang, Rum & Shrub, Scheepsfolk, Shake A Leg, Short Drag Roger, Sheringham Shantymen, Stamp & Go, Swinging the Lead, Tavy Tars, The 5 Men Not Called Matt, Thraw'd Together, The Old Gaffers, Trim Rig and a Doxy, Two Anchors, The Back Beach Boyz, The Nauti Buoys, The Oggymen, Treverva Male Voice Choir, The Longest Johns, Vagrants Crew, Wareham Whalers.
We are delighted to announce Seasalt Clothing as an additional main sponsor alongside Skinners Brewery for the 2014 festival!
The Beat Betty Challenge will be returning again this year as a fundraising competition between the groups to raise money for the RNLI. Last year, Betty Stoggs from Skinners on her own collected £1808.62 which is truly remarkable. The festival has grown to become on of the largest of its kind, attracting thousands of visitors to the town and has raised over £30,000 for the RNLI so far.
New for 2014 will be the Gala Concert at The Princess Pavillion. More details to follow!
To get an idea of what to look forward to in 2014 Click here to view last years programme.