Debate, discussion and argument - gear, bands and gigs - it's your call
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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?
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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 Latest...
30th April 2005
Although it must be stressed that it is
subject to a formal licence application
made yesterday, I am delighted to announce that The 2005 Bushy's Big Wheel
Festival Main Stage will be in the Blues Marquee in Laxey Station.
Following the sudden and, for us, unexpected revocation of Matthew Hamilton's
licence at the Riverside (our original venue for the Main Stage) we have been
very encouraged by the support of the Laxey Commissioners and the Police who
have been so positive as we faced this sudden and, through no fault of our
own, late, forced, change of plan.
Our sponsors without all of whom we could not be going forward in such an
expectant, albeit cautious, frame of mind have been hugely helpful. Special
acknowlegement must go to
Martin Brunnschweiler of Bushy's
who has gone more than the extra mile for us
Licencee of the The Bridge Inn in Laxey, who has stepped in at this late
stage to make the necessary licence appliications.
The application is now in the hands of the Court and obviously we will
be guided by them but we are now cautiously optimistic that the Main Stage will
have a bar, a stage, a quality PA and a good crowd for a wonderful weekend of
Please note that all the other venues are unaffected by this licence
application and are going ahead as planned.