Katie ‘Mama’ Tokus.
MUSIC TICKETS will be available at the gate for the Island’s "friendly festival".
Rhythmtree comes to the Three Gates Farm site at Calbourne this afternoon (Friday), a month later than originally planned.
Bad weather forced organisers to postpone the event last month and hand out refunds to those who wanted them.
It also meant changes to the colourful world music line-up of more than 60 performers.
Headliner on the main stage tonight is Skip "Little Axe" McDonald, his band featuring Alan Glen, often cited as one of the finest blues harp players and slide guitarists of his generation.
Tomorrow Vieux Farka Toure, known as the Hendrix of the Sahara, headlines the main stage and on Sunday, Nigerian Afro-beat performer Dele Sosimi tops the bill.
Away from the main stage, there are all manner of world music performers, including, in the Didge Cafe on Sunday night, Katie "Mama" Tokus, who says she is returning to her Wight roots with her "hybrid blend of cabaret, R&B, funk and fun."
This year’s event is the third annual festival to grow out of the didgeridoo festival, held at Calbourne Water Mill, in 2009.
Organiser Gerry Priddle said: "We have a licensed site capacity of 3,999 people and it promises to burst with life.
"We are very pleased Rhythmtree has gained the reputation of being the Island’s most friendly and relaxed festival and we are confident people of all ages will have a great weekend and hopefully dance to some of the most upbeat world music performances at any event this summer."
For more information visit www. rhythmtree.info