Debate, discussion and argument - gear, bands and gigs - it's your call
What's on? Click to find out
All the bands, venues and times
2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
Many of the Fest bands and musicians
who have appeared over the years
Bio's, pic's and loads of info.
2004 GIG REVIEWS
Photo's and Gig Reviews of ALL the stages/venues of Festival 2004
Vast archive of Photo's and Gig Reviews of Previous Festivals
The "Acoustic Stage" (in reality an eclectic mix of music from Delta Blues to
flat out rock) at The Shore Hotel has it's own website which is now updated
with new pictures and info..
Without our sonsors
there would be no
Fest - Who are these
ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
The Festival is mostly FREE
but which stages require tickets?
Click here for all the info
Bio's, pic's and loads of info on most of the artistes that have ever appeared.
Info & Location
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Where is it? Here!
Includes Photo's of Laxey
How to get to the Isle of Man
Stage: MAIN STAGE GIG REPORT 2003
Photo's and Report on the
Charterhouse International Blues Pavilion
Stage: ACOUSTIC STAGE
The Acoustic Stage has it's own web
site. You can check out: Previous
fest.s, pictures and details.
Domicilium: Internet Providers to the Festival
Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival 2003 is
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
Main Stage Licence Granted
12th May 2005
At 1035am today 12th may 2005 the Isle of Man Licencing Court granted a licence
to Manx Taverns Ltd (the owners of the Bridge Inn, Laxey) to run a bar in the
Blues Marquee, Laxey Station. This also permits music and dancing so, let the
good times roll...
The Festival is pleased to acknowledge the huge amount of help offered by
Bushys' Martin Brunnschweiller, Derek Black-Kay of the Bridge Inn, The Laxey
Commissioners, the Police and last minute suppliers of the stage; Absolute
Scaffolding and the Village Workshop.
Chris Lefevre who organises the Festival said outside the court that he was
"very pleased, absolutely delighted and not a little relieved that the licence
had been granted so close to the Festival. After we had been left high and dry
when the previous venue for the Main Stage had had it's licence revoked it
looked doubtful for a while whether there would even be a Main Stage in 2005.
But then the real friends of the Fest came into bat and here we are just 36
Blues Marquee in Laxey Station 2005 - click to enlarge
hours away from the start of Festival weekend and everything is right back on
schedule - it's great".
As you can see from the photograph the Marquee is now up, the stage is in and
even the "luxury portaloos" are on site!
Main Stage and all other venues Programme.