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POPULAR WOLVERTON FOLKS & BLUES FAIR RETURNS IN MAY

The ninth annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell on Saturday 11th May 2019.

After a successful sell-out launch in 2011, the family friendly festival has been gaining momentum with fantastic musical acts each year along with locally produced food, children’s activities, craft stalls, Morris Dancing, a tea tent and not forgetting the ever-popular Real Ale tent.

Special guest artists set to appear at Wolverton this year include the award winning UK blues band The Producers, rising folk stars The Trials of Cato, cosmic country-blues of The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and stomping blues/roots of Grizzly & The Grasshoppers.

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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. Other acts confirmed include: The Moonshiners, Holly Kirby & The Great Outdoors, The Dance Preachers, Second Time Around, Coppersmith, Andy Roberts, The RUG Band, Red Sqwrl, The Bluesbury Group, Paul Armfield, Cajundaze and Moonshiner Border Morris.

This year’s Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair, packed full of great live music, festival food and held against a backdrop of the beautiful West Wight scenery, will benefit Leukaemia Research and Brighstone Primary School. It will take place on Saturday 11th May between 11:30-20:00.

Advanced tickets are priced at £8.00 (£10 on the day) and children under 12 go free! Tickets are available now from Waterstones Newport, The Village Shop in Brighstone, Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop in Wootton, Brighstone Primary School and Shorwell Shop.

For more information visit www.folkandblues.org.uk or check out the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WolvertonFolkandBlues.


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