A One-Day Festival of Folk & Blues Music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight 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.
He’s had his own Dave Kelly Band on and off, for over 20 years as well as performing solo and touring an acoustic blues duo show with Paul Jones – this man simply lives and loves the blues.
The Dave Kelly Band are: Homer Kelly-Tarrant; bass, vocals, and another member of The Blues Band, superb guitarist and long-time blues artist Pete Emery, Lou Stonebridge; keyboards, vocals and ace drummer Sam Kelly. Don’t miss this brilliant band at Wolverton Folk & Blues 2017!
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.