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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival took place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September on South Quay where the largest wooden tall ship in the world, the Swedish Götheborg and the British tall ship the JST Lord Nelson were in port for visitors to explore!

Next year's festival is scheduled for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016. Watch this space for more information!

In association with Seajacks UK Ltd. the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event which takes place all along historic South Quay with live shanty folk music and street theatre and is packed with exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls and ships for visitors to explore for the whole weekend.

Join in the fun at Great Yarmouth's most prestigious annual event where 30,000 people come together to celebrate the town's maritime past, present and future.

Maritime Events


Shanty Music and Singers

Four different stages played host to a huge variety of live shanty music and sea shanty songs at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, performed live by bands from all over the UK and Europe. This year's musical line-up was as lively as ever - check out the details of the extremely talented shanty music and folk musicians who played at the 2015 festival.

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