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Festival of the Sea is sailing back to Grimsby Town Centre on Saturday 22nd June 2024


5/16/2024 12:21:29 PM


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The first peek of Festival of the Sea’s 2024 programme is here, following a successful award of £49,000 from Arts Council England. 

And it’s packed with events that will guarantee a great day out for people of all ages, and families.

For the last three years, the festival has drawn thousands of visitors who have enjoyed activities, discussions, and performances about the town’s historic links with its sea-faring past. This year the activities stretch along Grimsby’s waterfront from Garth Lane bridge to Heritage Square, between 11am and 5pm.

An ambition of Festival of the Sea is to move towards a zero carbon, green agenda. As a result, the company Stagebus is providing a solar-powered stage where host Adam from Go Entertainment and young talent from Grubby Knees will introduce acts. 

The exciting programme of activities, performances, guided walks, installations, and workshops includes: 

As the programme is being finalised, organisers Swans Events highlighted how its team had worked with a steering group, made up of local people who are all passionate about Grimsby’s history. And it was their community spirit that had a real influence in creating this year’s festival.

A steering group spokesperson said: “We’re thrilled to be joining the festival steering group for a second year, it feels our input is truly valued. This year's line-up is fantastic, featuring bespoke work tailored for this area, along with loads of exciting community engagement opportunities. It's inspiring to witness new collaborations forming within our community, both locally and nationally.”  

The festival has been supported by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, as well as Arts Council England – backing that has been welcomed by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage, and the Visitor Economy, Cllr Hayden Dawkins.

He said: “Grimsby has a rich heritage, built on the sea. Festival of the Sea is a great example of how we can use arts, fun and culture to bring this heritage to life. I want to personally thank everyone involved for making this possible. We are all looking forward to another fantastic event.”

Follow Festival of the Sea on social media @festivalofsea @swans_events 

It is a free event, but booking may be needed for some activities so please go to www.festivaloftheseagrimsby.co.uk


Tile Image shows festival act Caution SeaHorses. Picture by Gary Davies Photography. 

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