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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. Friday 17th June - Sunday 19th June 2016

Download the FREE performance schedule here. 

The full programme is available to purchase at £4 during the festival or via the online shop here to raise money for the RNLI. 

Alternatively a pdf version is available here.


Welcome to one of the biggest maritime music festivals in Europe! The town will play host to hundreds of hours of free to attend shanty performances, with only our special Gala Concert ticketed, with proceeds going to the RNLI. Falmouth will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit. The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town with main stages being Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square (Discovery Quay) and Seven Stars Stage on The Moor. 2015 will be the biggest year yet with 53 Shanty groups and 21 venues.

2014's Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival saw the biggest crowds yet with over 25,000 visitors throughout the town during the weekend! We had sunny main stages, outdoor shanty stops, traditional venues and the first ever Gala Concert all in aid of the RNLI.

This year we're working with Skinners Brewery and Seasalt clothing, along with a host of other local sponsors, to bring you the biggest and best shanty weekend around! 

The Beat Betty Challenge will continue again this year, and will see our talented shanty groups battle it out to raise money for the RNLI! Everyone did a fantastic job fundraising last year, and we were delighted to present the RNLI with a cheque for over £10,000 in 2014.


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