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A One-Day Festival of Folk & Blues Music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight.  Saturday 14th May. 11.30am to 8pm. Raising funds for Leukaemia Research and Brighstone Primary School.

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The next Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair will be held on Saturday 14th May 2016




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… award-winning bluesman from the USA… EUGENE ‘HIDEAWAY’ BRIDGES.

Soul drenched Rhythm & Blues at its danceable best.
Born in New Orleans, seven times USA Blues Music Award nominee Eugene Bridges is a towering presence; a big man with a huge voice and great guitar skills. This legendary blues guitarist is a superb entertainer in the style of BB King and Robert Cray, playing an unparalleled brand of blues; oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city.
If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth, then Eugene and his band should not be missed.

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  include:

  • Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges Band
  • The Sail Pattern
  • Cajundaze
  • The Gramophone Party
  • MoonShiners
  • Spike Oatley
  • Damien Paul Band
  • Holly Kirby
  • The Dollymopps
  • The Nick Cane Band
  • Wight Ukers
  • Claydon Connor
  • Pete’s Sake
  • Camerata Choir
  • Figjam
  • Anna Rice
  • Moonshine Border Morris

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.

To see some highlights of the 2015 fair head on over to the News and Events Page.

For more information or enquiries about the Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair including sponsorship or commercial enquiries E-mail: info@folkandblues.org.uk or Contact Us

Or call the telephone help line on 07532 420275.