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V-Dub Island 2017 announces main stage line-up

The team at V-Dub Island is proud to announce that this year’s Air-Cooled Stage line-up will host a variety of top music for the whole family. Playing on the new outdoor stage this year will be The UK’s best tributes to Ed Sheeran, Madness, Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Foo

Fighters, Madonna, Paloma Faith, Daft Punk and Taylor Swift with an abundance of top class bands and musicians to fill the three day festival.

“We’ve packed all four stages with top quality acts like Vote Pedro, The Isle of Wight Radio All stars, Blonde Bombshell and The Commonjets to name but a few. We are also really proud to say we have the ultimate Mix Master Jackey Chan back to host the Saturday night party,” commented festival promoter Airon Baker.

A full line of for the Air Cooled stage is now available online at the new V-Dub Island website which is being updated on a daily basis. This is the family friendly festival that you can feel safe at and have an amazing weekend for a small amount of money.

V-Dub Island takes place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August at South Fairlee farm near Newport on the Isle of Wight. There’s also the option to explore all that the Isle of Wight has to offer with ‘Carry on Camping’, an extended week of camping from Sunday 6th to Friday 11th August , before all the fun of the main festival kicks-off. Weekend ticket start from just £42.50 per adult and  £80.00 for a family Weekender. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting v-dubisland.com. Also tickets are available at a number of outlets around the Isle of Wight.

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For further information please contact Damian Walshe, Assistant Promoter.  Email: damian@dr50.com  Telephone: 07763 282927

  1. Image attached shows a classic VW Campervan on the festival site.   Photo credit : Neil Southwell


Newport Jazz Weekend (18-20 July 2014) – First Acts Announced

The organisers of Newport Jazz Weekend have announced the first acts to appear in July 2014. The Jazz Weekend has gained a further major sponsor with support now from Red Funnel, alongside Wightlink and the Isle of Wight County Press. The 2013 event gained coverage and praise from all around the UK, and the organisers are now looking to top their previous success. The 2014 event takes place from 18-20 July and the first three acts have been confirmed.

On Saturday 19 July, there will be an appearance from the award-winning New Orleans gospel/blues outfit Tipitina who have made a couple of very popular appearances on the Island in recent years.         Earlier on the same day, the Bateman Brothers’ “Tribute to Louis Armstrong” will perform. The seven-piece outfit are highly in demand at Festivals across the UK and regularly sell out venues such as Ronnie Scott’s in London.

Sunday 20 July will see the Nigel Price Organ Trio appear at the Apollo Theatre. Nigel appeared last year with Georgia Mancio and is one of the leading jazz guitarists in the UK. His trio includes drummer Matt Home and Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ.

The remainder of the line-up will be announced in December and January with tickets on sale from February onwards. Regular updates will appear on the website www.newportjazzweekend.co.uk

Event Director Jim Thorn said “our aim is to keep a similar formula to previous years, with a varied line-up touching on all styles of jazz. There will be a couple of experiments and a slightly expanded programme because we expect even greater support and interest from both the Island and the mainland”.

Any enquiries, or offers of support or help, can be made via email to njweekend@aol.co.uk


Media enquiries:  jimthorn1@aol.com