The Vamps and James Bourne to support McFly at the Whitehaven Festival

McFly have been announced as the headline act for the opening concert at this year’s Whitehaven Festival on Friday the 21st June and it is already nearly sold out. The Vamps, an indie pop band recently signed by EMI Records will be supporting as will the most recent announcement; ex Busted star James Bourne.

As well as becoming a music extravaganza, visitors to the festival, located around the beautiful Whitehaven Harbour on the weekend of Friday 21 until Sunday 23 June, will enjoy numerous other side shows and spectacles including the returning tall ships such as The Pelican of London, The Ruth, Joanna Lucretia and The Bessie Ellen .Also on the water will be four Naval Patrol craft. The Red Arrows display team will dazzle with their famous air acrobatics putting on another spectacular show at the Festival this year.

‘Flying water power bikes’, also known as Jetovators will thrill water sports lovers. Jetovators can climb to heights of 30ft, dive down to 10ft below the water, and move above the water at speeds of 25mph giving you the experience of flying!  All the family will love Titan the Robot, literally ‘the biggest entertainer on the planet’, known to put on an unrivalled show made up of a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music.

On the foodie front, Whitehaven’s good friend Jean Christophe Novelli will once again be hosting the chef theatre, alongside ‘Corrie’ star turned cheese maker and TV Chef Sean Wilson and ‘I’m a Celebrity’ favourite and talented chef, Rosemary Shrager.

Finally, to bring a touch of the X-Factor, Louis Walsh, one of Gerard Richardson’s and Whitehaven’s biggest fans will be returning to mingle amongst the crowds on Saturday 22nd. Definitely a weekend not to be missed!