A One-Day Festival of Folk & Blues Music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor, Isle of Wight.
Raising funds for Leukaemia Research and Brighstone Primary School.
Saturday 12th May 2018.
Special Guest Artists: Errol Linton Band and 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.
“This gifted Bluesman is one of London’s greatest undiscovered talents” The Independent
Radio 2 Folk show favourites The Jigantics are a fabulous musical stew combining the finest roots ingredients – blues, rock, folk and Americana – this brilliant band brings tremendous musicianship to their many different styles. With something for everyone, delivered with panache and fun, this is a fantastic, highly entertaining, rave-reviewed band who are wowing audiences up and down the land.
“A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class.” Steve Sheldon Folk Icons
Errol Linton The Jigantics
After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the family friendly 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!
The Line Up Page will show details of all the bands playing in 2018.
With an IW real ale beer tent, local food stalls, tea tent, children’s activities, craft stalls, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing, The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a wonderful 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 previous years, see the News and Events Page.
Or call the telephone help line on 07532 420275
Among the quality, local, food on offer we are pleased to include Tansy’s Pantry Vegetarian Cafe www.tansyspantry.co.uk