Last year's Postfest. Picture by Jake Elsley.
MUSIC A BIGGER and better Postfest has been rubber stamped for next month.
The charity music festival, held in a field at the Isle of Wight Postal Museum, Fairlee Road, Newport, in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, returns on September 22 and 23.
The event will feature some the Island’s best-known bands, plus family-friendly entertainment, including free children’s workshops.
Last year, 18 bands performed but this year’s line-up will feature 30, including The Ohmz, Gweido, Wild Oats, Coda, Goodbye Stereo and the Cardinal Richelieu.
Organiser Rob Carr, whose stepfather, Arthur Reeder, runs the Isle of Wight Postal Museum, said: "The response I’ve had from bands wanting to play Postfest has been overwhelming.
"More than 60 bands have approached me to play. It’s just a shame I cannot pick them all.
"I’m optimistic I can raise a lot more money for the hospice this year — it should be a great weekend."
Only 400 tickets are available for each day. They can be brought from the County Press shop and Strings Guitar, Ryde.