The festival mainstage is the centre of the action across the weekend; it’s where the biggest names connect with the biggest crowds for the biggest moments. Whether you set up camp for Saturday afternoon’s headliners or stop by Sunday morning to catch a programme of exciting new talent, the Sunlight Stage is the beating heart of the festival.

Saturday 17 June 

12:15-12:30 Herring Girls: Greater Than We Are Alone

13:15-14:00 The Coal Porters

14:30-15:15 Bollywood Brass Band

15:45-16:05 Rabble Chorus

16:10-16:30 $ebbuku (New Dawn Headliner)

17:00-17:45 Tom McRae

18:15-19:00 Allysha Joy

19:30-20:30 Luke Una

20:45-21:30 Jembaa Groove

Sunday 18 June

10:00-10:45 Nic Pendlebury & Trinity Laban perform Holst’s The Planets (part of their Beyond Our World performance)

11:15-12:00 The Manifest (Playbreak Headliners)

12:30-13:15 Honey & The Bear

13:45-14:45 DJ Paulette

15:15-16:00 FolkEast present Eliza Carthy Trio


Meet Your Compere

John Swale is a poet and performer who has compered festivals and shows from Glastonbury to the Round House – we welcome him to the Sunlight Stage!



Sunlight Stage performances are viewable from the beach, trackway and Jubilee Parade. We will have a designated wheelchair accessible viewing platform to the left (promenade-side) of the stage, which can be accessed along the beach via trackway. Seating is not provided

BSL interpretation will be available for Herring Girls and Tom McRae.

Luke Una

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

Jembaa Groove

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

DJ Paulette

Sunlight Stage - 18/06/2023

Eliza Carthy Trio

Sunlight Stage - 18/06/2023

Herring Girls

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

Bollywood Brass Band

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023


New Dawn - 17/06/2023
16:10-16:30 + 20:20-20:45

Allysha Joy

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

Tom McRae

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

The Manifest

Sunlight Stage - 18/06/2023

Rabble Chorus

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023

Trinity Laban

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023
Across the Weekend

Honey & The Bear

Sunlight Stage - 18/06/2023

The Coal Porters

Sunlight Stage - 17/06/2023