We are delighted to have the following individuals from the worlds of theatre film and music as patrons of Coastival. Each have strong links with Yorkshire or Scarborough itself. SIR BEN KINGSLEY
SIR ALAN AND LADY AYCKBOURN
"Having had my first break in music with Scarborough's own Little Angels back in 1991 and been directly involved with the first Coastival in 2009 as the drummer of Feeder, I am proud to be associated as patron with the Coastival organisation. Coastival is a fantastic opportunity for local artists across all genres and spanning all ages to get involved in making this festival a hot, sunny weekend of talent in a month otherwise given over to grey skies and huge seas. Coastival not only brings in a huge amount of tourism over it's 3 day run but gives the local population an event they can be really proud of. Having grown up in Whitby and Scarborough, I was often frustrated by the lack of facilities and opportunities in the area. Coastival provides a stage for all those willing to participate and a seat for those who wish to be entertained. Your participation in Coastival, however large or small, is a solid building block in the foundations of an event which will hopefully run for years to come."