Stuart Maconie will be coming to the Isle of Wight to perform at Isle of Arts in April.
RESPECTED writer and BBC Radio DJ Stuart Maconie has become the latest performer confirmed for this year’s Isle of Arts festival on the Isle of Wight.
He will perform on the opening evening, Friday, April 19, in a show focussing on his passion for music and fell-walking.
Organisers behind the Ventnor event also announced that Fleur de Paris, a jazz act performing music from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, will appear on opening night.
Well known for his show with Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 and The Freak Zone on BBC Radio 6 Music, Stuart has become one of the UK’s best-selling travel writers.
Gillian Jenner, of Isle of Arts, said: "His work has been compared with that of Bill Bryson, Alan Bennett and John Peel and he has been described as a 'national treasure’ by the Times."
Fleur de Paris, featuring singer Lo Polidoro, will perform arrangements of work by the likes of Edith Piaf, Lucienne Deyle and Charles Trenet, with a touch of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club de Paris.
Fleur de Paris.