Events on The Isle of Wight for 2017 :

This section of my site listing local events that may be of interest to someone visiting my site whilst looking for ideas of where or what to go and see. If I get quite a few valid entries sent to me I may list them by month, a small picture, graphic or poster is appreciated if possible and will be inserted to accompany the text.

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair 2017

The seventh annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight on Saturday 13th May 2017. 11.30am to 8.00pm.

After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the festival has been gaining momentum with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children's activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!

Very pleased to announce our special guest at Wolverton Folk & Blues this year... Europe's premier bluesman…DAVE KELLY and his BAND. One of the very best blues vocalists and slide guitarists this country has ever produced, Dave is well known for his 20+ years with The Blues Band with umpteen band albums and almost as many solo albums to his name. From the beginning, he’s played with some of the greatest blues artists in the world – Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House & Buddy Guy.

As well as the Main Stage, the popular 'Beer Tent Acoustic Stage' will make a welcome return this year providing a full and varied programme, featuring some of the best Folk & Blues musicians the Isle of Wight has to offer. Bands/Artists confirmed so far include: The Dave Kelly Band, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Double Hitch, MoonShiners, Doug Alldred & The Silver Lining, Yank Heartstrings, Red Sqwrl, Abacus Duo, plus many more to be announced.

With an IW real ale beer tent, BBQ, Tea Tent, children’s activities, craft stalls, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing, The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a great opportunity to enjoy top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of the beautiful West Wight scenery.

In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School. Ticket Information: £7.00, (£9.00 on day) Children under 12, Free!

Advance tickets available soon from: Waterstones Bookshop, Newport. The Village Shop, Brighstone. Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Wootton Bridge. Brighstone School. Shorwell Shop. For more information or enquiries: email: web: Facebook:

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