Falmouth’s Virtual Sea Shanty Festival 2021 is nearly upon us, and we are in for a jam-packed evening full of singing, entertainment and an all-round shanty Saturday night party! People are set to tune in to the live event from all over the world from 6pm (UK time) on Saturday the 19th June via Facebook or YouTube.

Taking things a step further from last year’s virtual event, there are now 60 videos and performances confirmed on an international scale, with groups from Cornwall to Brittany, Holland, Spain, Ireland and even America! This combined with fun and light-hearted presenting from Betty Stogs, Richard Gates and John Warren and a sea shanty karaoke sing-along, offers a night not to be missed. Shanty fans are even planning their own “pirate parties” and “best dressed Betty” competitions from their own homes to get involved on the night. The event will be held at Cornwall Channel studios, who have been working hard on the tech behind the scenes to ensure the event runs smoothly and can be viewed far and wide.

Please see the line-up poster below, or alternatively you can download it by clicking here.