Cancelled: Award-winning bluesman heading to Wolverton for the annual Folk and Blues Fair

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair offers top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of beautiful West Wight scenery

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair 2020

Update: 18th March 2020
Following the Government announcements this week in response to the Covid-19 crisis, we regretfully advise we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair which was to be held on 16th May.

Anyone who has already purchased tickets can return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.

We hope you understand the reasons for this decision being taken and we hope to be back next year.


The tenth annual Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair takes place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell on Saturday 16th May 2020.

After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the family-friendly festival has been gaining momentum with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children’s activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!

Special guest artists at Wolverton Folk and Blues this year include….

  • Award winning USA Bluesman, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges and his band
  • Rising UK Folk stars of 2020, The Shackleton Trio
  • British Blues Supremo, The Papa George Band

‘Beer Tent Acoustic Stage’
As well as the Main Stage, the popular ‘Beer Tent Acoustic Stage’ will make a welcome return this year providing a full and varied programme, featuring some of the best Folk and Blues musicians the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Eugene Bridges
Eugene Bridges

Other Bands/Artists confirmed include: The Moonshiners, Dollymopps, Angelina and her band, Laurie McVay and The High Rollers, The Crew, The Clacks Band, Steve Love, Vote Pedro, Sun Morrow, Ergo Phizmiz and Depresstival, Bloodstone Border Morris plus more to be announced.

And there’s more
With an IW real ale beer tent, Tea Tent, Bar-be-que, children’s activities, craft stalls, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing, The Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair looks set to be a great opportunity to enjoy top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of the beautiful West Wight scenery.

The event is being held in aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.

Buy your tickets now
Tickets are priced at £8 in advance (£10 on day). Children under 12 go free.

Advance tickets are available from:

  • Waterstones Bookshop, Newport
  • The Village Shop, Brighstone
  • Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Wootton Bridge
  • Brighstone School
  • Orchard Brothers, Freshwater Bay

News of event shared by Tim Hollis. Ed

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 5:32pm

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