Organisers of this year's Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival have revealed the groups who will be entertaining the crowds during the weekend of June 22 to 24.

John Warren, of the organising committee, said: "With 64 groups and 24 venues we are sure of another great festival which will again prove hugely entertaining for the expected 50,000 visitors to the event.

"We are immensely grateful to all our sponsors and supporters without who's generosity the festival would not exist."

Last year's festival was the most successful yet, and the team are hoping to build on that and raise even more money for the Falmouth RNLI. This summer there will be bands performing from all over the UK as well as from Holland, Ireland and Brittany.

There will be the festival stages on Events Square and Custom House Quay, as well as performances at a host of other venues, including pubs, the Watersports Centre and King Charles the Martyr Parish Church.

The Falmouth Sea Shanty Gala Concert will take place on June 23 at the Princess Pavilion

Princess Pavilion and is billed as the "showcase finale" to the festival. This year it will see performances by Nordet, The Oggymen, Rum and Shrub and Femmes de la Mer and tickets are already on sale.

The groups confirmed for this year's festival are:

From Brittany: Les Brouilleurs D'Ecoutes, Nordet, Les Marins Des Abers, Treizhadenn; from Ireland, The Molgoggers and from Holland, Dutch Uncle.

From the UK: Aggie Boys Choir, Anchors aweigh, A capella Moonshine, Back Beach Boyz, Baldricks Plan, Bamaluz Bootleggers, Barnacle Boys, Bosuns Call, Bryhers Boys, Cadgwith Singers, Captain Cat and the Sailors, Cape Cornwall Singers, Culdrose Military Wives Choir, Du Hag Owr, Exmouth Shantymen, Falmouth Fish, Falmouth Shout, Femme de Le Mer, Figurehead,

Fisherman's Friends, Fishguard Folk Singers, Flash Jack, Haslefolk Sea Shanty Crew, Kimbers Men,

Lemonaires, Longest Johns, Mariners Away, Monkeys Fist, Nankersey, Nauti Buoys, Naze Shanty Crew, Oll an Gwella, Pirates of St Piran, Portsmouth Shantymen, Press Gang, Rum and Shrub,

Skreach/River Notes, Scallywag, Sherringham Shantymen, Shotley Crew, Short Drag Roger, Sloop Groggy Dogs, Stamp and Go, Suitcase Singers, Swinging the Lead, Tavy Tars, The Countrymen, The Harry Browns of Bristol, The Last Watch, The Five men not called Matt, The Navy Larks,

Thrawd Together, The Oggymen, The Old Gaffers, Vagrants Crew, Alan Whitbread, Wareham Whalers, Wellington Wailers and The Old Gaffers.

For all the up-to-date information on the festival, and tickets for the gala concert, go to