Friends - Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival


Founded in 1999 the annual Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Fest is the result of the enthusiasm of music fans and Blues lovers, the tolerance and support of people of the Village of Laxey and the talent, energy and hard work of the musicians who come to play.

But it is the sponsors and businesses of the Isle of Man that provide the financial support without which the Festival could never have thrived in the way that it has. We acknowledge and thank them...unreservedly.


Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival is a non-profit making fund raising event for the British Red Cross and is run by unpaid volunteers.


Cains, the leading international law practice based in Douglas on the island, are a major supporter of the Blues Festival having having made a very generous and much appreciated donation and are the main stage sponsor again for 2008.


Travel Services have provided incredible help with all festival travel arrangements and new for this year an incredible Blues Festival Special package!


Technical expertise and financial support from Netcetera the company Passionate About Hosting.


Sleepwell Hotels the 1st choice for hotels on the Isle of Man and in Blackpool are supporting the festival by providing accommodation for all artists and also special rates for our festival travel package.


Bushy's Brewery has supported the Festival from the beginning. Martin Brunschweiler's continuing enthusiasm and support for local events and the festival in particular has helped us immeasurably. We are very grateful.


Excellent media coverage on the airwaves.


First class coverage in the local papers from a genuinely supportive team at Isle of Man newspapers.




Many thanks to both Peter Norris Music and Ramsey Music Supply for very generously support as Ticket Sales outlets and also musical equipment support.