Isle Of Wight Folk & Blues Festival


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Taking the Island back to its musical roots, the Isle of Wight Folk & Blues Festival is a relaxed, rambling weekend mix of two musical genres that travels the timeline of both, from roots to contemporary. This is a multi-venue and non-corporate festival in an eclectic town, set around the clifftops, seafront and churches of Ventnor, which is also known as the Island Capital of Jazz in the Deep South of the UK! See for further information and tickets.


Heather & Johnson

Heather has one of those voices that comes from somewhere deep down inside and rises up to bewitch you. With her guitar, flute and the Johnson factor, this is an interesting new act that has to be heard. We think young Heather has places to travel with her unassuming personality and warm talent.

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Johnny Dickinson

Johnny Dickinson appearing at this event

Johnny is an outstanding blues and folk slide guitarist and founder member of blues legends Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes. Now performing as a solo artist, he is proving himself to be a worthy songwriter and magical live performer.

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Heron hardly ever play gigs these days, so this is a rare occasion not to miss! Originally formed in 1967, Heron's music is largely acoustic, pastoral and distinctly English.

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Tony McPhee

Tony McPhee appearing at this event

Seminal musician in the continuing development of British blues.

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Joanna Deacon

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Lisa Knapp

Lisa Knapp appearing at this event

Singer and fiddle player Lisa Knapp’s debut album ‘Wild & Undaunted’ propelled her onto the scene with new interpretations of traditional folk songs and original songs. She continues to tour with her band and feature in prestigious projects rooted in the folk idiom but by no means bound by it.

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Papa George Band

Papa George Band appearing at this event

No ordinary blues band - the Papa George Band have their own distinctive sound especially as they blend their strong original material with some well recognised covers. Internationally acclaimed London bluesman Papa George is admired on the UK blues circuit as an extremely well respected musician. Since the mid-70s Papa George has forged a reputation for stunning performances on the blues circuits and festivals, he captivates audiences playing Fender Stratocaster, or bottleneck blues-style on Amistar and National Steel Guitars. For over 30 years of extensive live performances, Papa George continues to play and sing the blues with true passion, heart and soul.

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Jim Moray

Jim Moray appearing at this event

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in traditional folk music today. With ground-breaking albums and numerous awards (including BBC Radio 2's 'Folk Album Of The Year' for his 2003 debut release 'Sweet England'), he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.

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Swampfish are a new Dorset based 4-piece band who are building a reputation as a highly competent, good time blues band with a strong funk element. The band have a wide repertoire of numbers from more traditional blues to unusual covers of well known soul and rock numbers. They also have a sense of humour!

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Also Appearing

Fairport Convention

Isle Of Wight Folk & Blues Festival

  • Various Venues
  • Ventnor
  • PO38 1SB