Koksijde-Oostduinkerke (BE)
Bremen-Vegesack (DE)
Bremen-Vegesack (DE)
Bremen-Vegesack (DE)

About Pyrates!

Pyrates! Are an award winning sea shanty folk rock band who
will take you on a musical excursion across the oceans themselves as they breathe new life back into sea shanties, traditional songs, old folk favourites and ballads whose origins have been forgotten and lost in time.

Known for their energetic and up-tempo performances, Pyrates!
will be sure to have you tapping your foot and singing along in no time as they take to the stage with their unique brand of folk rock and maritime music.

Pyrates! have been touring across Europe for well over a decade and have entertained tens of thousands of people at hundreds of shows in a dozen countries across the globe, making a name for themselves in the festival scene across the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and Poland.


Pyrates! have set sail for dozens of festivals over the years including:

  • Paaspop (nl)
  • Boomtown Fair (uk)
  • Hanse Sail (de)
  • Elf Fantasy Fair (nl)
  • Festival Mediaval (de)
  • Triskell Celtic Festival (it)
  • Feuertanz (de)
  • Festival Het Lindeboom (fr)
  • Festival Maritim Shanty Festival (de)
  • Shanties (pl) - (Winners Grand Prix 2018)
  • Festival Chants de marins Paimpol (fr)
  • Oostende voor Anker (be)
  • Folk Im Allgäll (de)
  • Sidmouth folk festival (uk)
  • Kendal Calling (uk)
  • Beautiful Days (uk)
  • Bearded Theory (uk)
  • Randrock (nl)
  • Schotsweekend (be)
  • Ster Na Bydgoszcz (pl)
  • Sail Szczecin (pl)
  • Bie Daip International Shanty Festival (nl)
  • Hajkutter Regatta (dk)
  • Fantasiafest de Lindenhorst(nl)
  • Flekkefjord International Maritime Folk Festival (no)
  • Watchet Music Festival (uk)
  • Brixham Pirate Festival (uk)
  • Something Else, Somewhere Else (uk)
  • Hastings Pirate Day (uk)
  • Hafenfest (de)
  • Scotchtoberfest (de)
  • Leipziger Umschlag (de)
  • Mps Buckeburg (de)
  • Parkfest (nl)
  • Siegfriedspektakel (de)
  • Gothic & Fantasy Beurs (nl)
  • FantasyFest (nl)
  • Lömpe Klompe (nl)
  • Lullaby Festival (nl)
  • New Orleans Pyrate Week (usa)
  • Phantasium Fantasy Festival (nl)
  • Teignmouth Folk Festival (uk)
  • Campzone(nl)
  • Scrumpstock (uk)
  • Penzance Pirate Day (uk)
  • Burnham-on-sea Folk Festival (uk)
  • Archeon midwinter fair (nl)
  • Imaginarium Fantasy Festival (nl)
  • Bideford Folk Festival (uk)
  • Brixham Buccaneers Festival (uk)
  • Spirit Of The Sea Festival (uk)
  • Okehampton Battle of The Bands (winners 2007)
  • World Walking The Plank Championships (uk)
  • Bradninch Music Festival (uk)
  • The Sealed Knots 50th Birthday Bash (uk)
  • Lynton and Lynmouth Music Festival (uk)
  • Bimble Bandada (uk)
  • Four Winds Festival (uk)
  • The South West Pirate Festival (uk)
  • Lulworth Castle Pirate Festival (uk)
  • ScurvyScum Pirate Festival (uk)
  • Splinter Festival (nl)
  • RPC Köln (de)

    and many other ports of call!


Pyrates! also perform at: Pubs and Clubs, Open mic sessions, Birthday Parties, Small Scale Battles, Fund Raisers, Dockside Parades, Live role play events, Halloween Parties, Large Scale Battles, Stage Productions, Ship Cruises, Public Disturbances, Re-enactments, LAN parties, Weddings, and much more..