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Acoustic Isle 2015

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“Acoustic Isle” is a new acoustic music festival which takes place on the Isle of Wight in February and March.

Building on the Island's strong musical heritage and festival scene this "unplugged" music event features hundreds of musicians coming together to perform a series of gigs in Isle of Wight pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. Unlike usual music festivals "Acoustic Isle" focuses heavily on showcasing some of the local talent that exists on the culture-rich Isle of Wight, placing many of them at intimate venues in some of the most Island's most stunning locations.The Island has great pubs and venues with plenty of character and all of them offer extra-special live music experiences during this year’s Acoustic Isle.

The Acoustic Isle experience begins before you even land; on the first weekend there will be live performances on Red Funnel’s sailings in both directions on 28th February and 1st March, and on Wightlink’s car ferry service from Portsmouth on 28th February and 8th March.
Among the many highlights, enjoy musical performances from such varied artists as the Cat Skellington jazz quartet, the crazed genius of John Otway, British Blues guitar hero, Marcus Bonfanti, London-based Indie Folk duo The Worry Dolls and many more. Catch gigs in unusual venues such as the Garlic Farm, the Pearl Café, the former church at Ryde Aspire and even alongside the race track at Wight Karting.

The First event took place in 2014 and was a huge success featuring talent from such big names as Simon Townshead from The Who who gave a intimate yet, impressive gig at The Pavillion bar in Ryde as a Glastonbury and Isle of Wight returning talent Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer who gave a "recital" at Coburgs in Ryde.

For a full list of who's playing and where to find them check out the brochure here.



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