The eighth annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight on Saturday 12th May 2018. 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 we have two special guest artistes at Wolverton Folk & Blues this year... UK’s top blues band THE ERROL LINTON BAND and award winning Folk supergroup THE JIGANTICS.
Three times winner of Blues Harp Player of the year Errol Linton and his band play eclectic British blues, but with a nod to his Caribbean heritage. Singer, songwriter, harp player and bandleader, Errol carries the legacy of Little Walter,
Junior Wells and Sonny Boy Williamson into the twenty first century, moving the genre forward by combining 50’s Chicago blues with gentle Jamaica rhythms. Accompanied by Adam Blake; guitar, Petar Zivkovic; piano,
Lance Rose; Double Bass and Kenrick Rowe; drums, his blues is raw and bloody, an urban sound with rural roots. Moving effortlessly from Chicago Shuffle to Kingston Skank without missing a beat, they have gained an
unrivalled live reputation on the regular London Blues circuit.
Currently touring his latest album 'Packing My Bags', we are very excited to have Errol Linton and his full band at Wolverton in 2018!
The Jigantics, a five piece band from the Gloucestershire area, specialising in Americana/Country but also referencing Folk, Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues as their major influences.
The line-up is Mark Cole, vocals, squeezeboxes, mandolin, harmonica, mandocello. Rick Edwards, guitars. Keith Thompson, guitars, harmonica, mandolin and vocals. Sarah Kelly Ukulele, flute, vocals, Martin Fitzgibbon drums, vocals, percussion. The band are multi instrumentalists often swapping instruments on stage throughout their set and share lead vocals, as well as four-part harmonies.
Gigging extensively throughout the UK and Europe, this year they are appearing in Germany, Holland, France and Portugal as well as stopping off at Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair this May!
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.
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.
Errol Linton, The Jigantics, The MoonShiners, Blackfoot Daisy, Cat Skellington, Feck, Baggywrinkles Blues Band, Grizzly Rhys Morgan,All Washed Up, Danton, Vote Pedro, The Mojo Mamas, Bob’s Basement Band, Claydon Connor, Brighstone Barnacles, Annabelle Spencer and Bloodstone Border Morris.
Advance tickets, £7, available from:
Waterstones Bookshop, Newport.
The Village Shop, Brighstone.
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Wootton Bridge.
- Errol Linton's Blues Vibe
- The Jigantics
- All Washed Up
- Rhys morgan
|Errol Linton's Blues Vibe||Main Stage|
|The Jigantics||Main Stage|
|The Moonshiners||Main Stage|
|Cat Skellington||Main Stage|
|Blackfoot Daisy||Main Stage|
|Claydon Connor||Main Stage|
|Baggywrinkles Blues Band||Main Stage|
|All Washed Up||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Rhys morgan||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Annabelle Spencer||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Vote pedro||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Danton||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Brighstone Barnacles||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|The Mojo Mamas||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|Bob's Basement Band||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage|
|All Washed Up||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|Annabelle Spencer||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|Baggywrinkles Blues Band||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Blackfoot Daisy||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Bob's Basement Band||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|Brighstone Barnacles||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|Cat Skellington||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Claydon Connor||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Danton||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|Errol Linton's Blues Vibe||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Feck||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Rhys morgan||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|The Jigantics||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|The Mojo Mamas||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
|The Moonshiners||Main Stage||Sat 12th|
|Vote pedro||Beer Tent Acoustic Stage||Sat 12th|
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Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO303JS