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ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
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How to get to the Isle of Man
Domicilium: Internet Providers to the Festival
Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival is
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
Bushy's Brewery has also supported the Festival from the beginning. Martin
Brunschweilers continuing enthusiasm and support for local events and the
festival in particular has helped us immeasurably. We are very grateful.
CHARTERHOUSE GROUP INTERNATIONAL
The financial sector of business on the Isle of Man has grown in leaps and
bounds over the last 20 years and is largely responsible for the renaissance in
the Island's economic life.
Charterhouse International Group are at the forefront of this re-birth. Their
involvement with the Festival since 2002 has been wholehearted and generous and
we are very grateful for their enthusiasm, encouragement and interest.
Island Aggregates is the island's leading supplier of all grades of Ready Mix
Concrete as well as other building products and part of a global group of
companies heading this business sector. Their contribution to the Festival is
something which we are very proud to acknowledge. Many thanks to them.
THE SHORE HOTEL AND BOSUN'S BREWERY
Paul and Jill at The Shore have been supporting the Festival since the last
century when it began, all those years ago...1999 in fact. From a small PA set
up in the corner of the car park on Saturday afternoon to the weekend-long
event that it has become in a massive Marquee filling the entire car park -
home to the "Acoustic Stage". Eclectic stage is probably nearer the mark now
but without The Shore and the financial input from Paul and Jill the Acoustic
Stage could never have grown exponentially in the way that it has.
THE QUEENS HOTEL LAXEY
The Queens Hotel quickly established itself as an important new, free
venue and is now very much a mainstay of the Festival. We appreciate the
support and enthusiasm that Jimmie and his team bring to the festival.
THE RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT & MUSIC ROOM PAVILION - LAXEY GLEN
Mathew Hamilton's Riverside Music Room Pavilion is the venue for the Main
Stage. Next door to the Riverside Restaurant they are idyllically located in
Laxey Glen Gardens.
Available throughout the year for all kinds of functions the Music room is a
perfect setting for your wedding reception, special birthday or corporate
event. Check out the website for all the details - click on the logo
to the left.
The BRIDGE INN, LAXEY
Part of the festival since the beginning Derek Black-Kay's involvement with the
festival has been both geographically and logistically central. Bands have
stayed at the Bridge, eaten at the Mines and performed at both. Thanks Derek.
A3 ISLAND MARQUEES LIMITED
Suppliers of an essential bits of kit to the festival since 2001, A3
Island Marquees recognise the work we do raising money for very good causes.
Domicilium provide support for all Internet Services for the festival including
managing the Domain Name Services and Hosting the Website. Its a very valuable
service for which we are extremely grateful.
PDMS, which stands for Professional Data Management Services, was established
in 1993 to provide IT consultancy and data management expertise and is now
based around the development and support of web oriented enterprises and they
been trmendously helpful in setting up our on-line ticket purchasing system -
we couldn't have done it without them.
MANNTAX of Laxey
Manntax of Laxey Tax advisers and practitioners support the festival. Many
LAXEY GARAGE & MANX MOTOR AUCTIONS
Laxey Garage and Manx Motor Auctions support the festival. Many thanks to Phil
and his team.
Steve Roden BSc, MRPharmS at his Laxey Chemists is a supplier of medicines,
toiletries, films, perfumes and gifts right in the heart of Laxey and has
supported the festival for a number of years. Many thanks.
Lenny Conroy and Triskel Promotions are all about promoting quality live music
Isle of Man and support the Festival in more ways than one. Long may it
continue - cheers Len.
ABSOLUTE GROUP OF COMPANIES
Stepping in at the 11th Hour and the 59th Minute in 2005 with the offer of a
stage for the Blues Marquee Absolute Scaffolding deserve a medal. Thanks Gary.