Isle of Arts Festival: Femi Temowo and Sarfraz Manzoor confirmed

More great acts added to the line-up for this year’s Isle of Arts Festival. Taking place in Ventnor this April.


Not content with bringing up their first announcement of 2013 last week, Isle of Arts organisers have yet more fantastic news of confirmed line-ups for this year’s Isle of Arts Festival.

Femi Temowo
Imagine yourself hunkered down in a smoky basement bar. The audience is being mesmerised by some of the coolest jazz sounds you’ve heard for a long time. The chances are you are listening to Femi Temowo.

A firm favourite with the likes of Courtney Pine, the guys at Ronnie Scott’s and the late Amy Winehouse, we’re expecting Femi’s effortlessly interweaving of Nigerian folk rhythms and modern jazz to be a favourite with our festival audiences.

Accompanied by Troy Miller on drums and Karl Rasheed Abel on bass, Femi will be performing a melodic late-night session to wind down our Saturday programme.

Femi plays Spyglass Inn Boathouse on Saturday 20th April at 9.30pm

Sarfraz Manzoor
Earlier in the evening, Radio 4 broadcaster, Sarfraz Manzoor will be taking us on a humorous journey through his life and revealing how Bruce Springsteen’s songs saved him, then helped him get out of Luton and find the woman of his dreams.


The Guardian writer and BBC Culture Show reporter believes The Boss’ work contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. Sarfraz will be inviting our audience to share their dilemmas and will be giving advice based on the lyrics of the ultimate blue-collar hero.

Sarfaz plays The Baptist Church on Saturday 20th April from 8pm

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Tuesday, 5th February, 2013 3:00pm



Filed under: Comedy, Film, Music, poetry, Theatre, Ventnor, What's On

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  1. Femi’s great!
    I see he actually played WITH Amy on some radio sessions in 2008.
    Quality stuff, as usual, from the Isle of Arts.

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