Barefoot-tapping fun

North Pier - 3 Daft Monkeys
North Pier - 3 Daft Monkeys
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THE Barefoot In Babylon festival (formerly Mellow Yellow) in Blackpool North Pier’s Sun Lounge tomorrow will be praying for sunshine.

Favourites on the festival scene, 3 Daft Monkeys recently won Best Live Act 2010 at both Spiral Earth and Hancock awards, to add to their already long list of accolades.

The trio have delighted audiences at many festivals, where their exhilarating and energetic live performances have earned them a growing, loyal fan base.

Multiple award-winning Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo form a mesmerising all-female quartet; their virtuosity on guitar, violin, accordion and flute, combined with haunting four-part vocal harmonies, weave a tapestry of sharply observed and original songs.

North Pier will be the backdrop to a dozen more high-calibre live acts from across the country, including Gazette Rock Quest finalists Troubadour, Jon Brindley, the excellent Rae Morris, Dan Wilde, Spiral Scouts, Jilly Riley, Pan, Ghost Trains, Andy Stones, Gaia and The Magdalenas!

In true festival tradition, there will be arts and crafts stalls, licensed bars, food stalls, a unique art exhibition and entertainers galore.

Barefoot in Babylon promises to be a spectacular event in a fun, friendly, relaxed atmosphere suitable for all ages.

Organiser Karen Duckworth said: “We are delighted to be hosting Barefoot In Babylon music festival again this year in the iconic setting of the stunning Victorian Sun Lounge.

“Last year’s festival was a great success, with hundreds of music lovers from across the country enjoying a magical day and night of the finest musicians in unique and relaxed surroundings, with breathtaking panoramic views across the Irish Sea. This year’s festival looks set to be bigger and better, with a dazzling line-up of original acts hand-picked from across the country. The new owners of North Pier have been incredibly supportive and a joy to work with.”

Doors will be open from 11.30am (closing at midnight).

Tickets can be purchased in advance £15 for adults (£17.50 on the door), £10 for under 14s (must be accompanied by an adult – £12.50 on the door), family (two adults, two children) £40 (£45 on the door).

Tickets are available from Winter Gardens box office, Blackpool Tourist Information Centre online via or Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 2452.

Numbers are limited to 500.