Here’s our GuitarFest 2016 line-up!
Friday 28th October 2016 – Sunday 30th October 2016
We have lined up three exceptional artists to perform for you, our highly discerning Isle of Man music audience, at GuitarFest 2016.
Our headline act on Saturday 29th is multiple music award-winning Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist Martyn Joseph – a 30 year veteran of the music industry who has been compared to Springsteen, John Mayer, Dave Matthews and others. Martyn is a unique voice – with 32 albums under his belt. He has toured with Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics and Celine Dion as well as many solo shows – described by many as the best live music experience of their lives.
Friday 28th is a “nu-coustic” instrumental night featuring Mike Dawes, a fingerstyle genius who tours internationally opening for (and playing lead guitar for) Justin Hayward (Moody Blues). Our special guest opening act on both nights is Grammy award-winner, Amrit Sond.
GuitarFest 2016 gigs will be at Peel Centenary Centre plus a Guitar Masterclass from Mike Dawes on Saturday afternoon. We’re also holding an industry brunch on the morning of Sunday 30th in Douglas where our visiting perfomers will talk about working in the music industry, tales from tours, and take questions from the audience.
We are delighted that More Music 3FM has agreed to be our media partner for the event. We are also most grateful to record our thanks for support this year from the Arts Council – Isle of Man, Aston International, Dougherty Quinn (for the first time), Swagelok Limited and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. We are most grateful for the support of Creative Industries (Isle of Man Department of Economic Development) who are sponsoring the industry brunch.
Tickets are now available online from http://www.etickets.im/jp and in person Celtic Gold Peel, Shakti Man Ramsey, Peter Norris Music Douglas or Thompson Travel Port Erin.