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Due solely to the refurbishment of our normal home, the Pavilion Ballroom, Laxey Glen Gardens, you will note that this year’s Festival will be held in the Villa Marina complex in Douglas. This is simply because we couldn’t be sure that the Pavilion’s refurbishment would be completed in time for our events. We are most grateful to the Department of Community Culture and Leisure for stepping in to the breach and allowing us to use the Villa and its gardens for this year’s Festival!



A little bit about our normal home - Laxey

As the songs says.. ‘Laxey was a mining village many years ago…’and before that it was a fishing village. The name comes from the Vikings who obviously must have found salmon in the river running down to the coast below their ‘snow mountain’. Now it is a great place to live and work with a thriving community, primary school, businesses and pubs, restaurants, cafes and take-aways. See Laxey Commissioners web site for more information, a map and photographs:

The Blues Festival

Again for the 2008 festival the main venue will be the Pavillion Ballroom located in the beautiful Laxey Glen Gardens set in the heart of Laxey village.



Wicked Grin featuring festival team members Dave, John, Dave and Pete on stage in the Pavilion Ballroom with John Hammond at the 2006 festival.

Saturday afternoon family fun at the Pavilion with entertainment organised by Monica George and the Possan Straiddy Manx street theatre.