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Line-up revealed for new Isle of Wight festival — Eklectica

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:20

NEW boutique music festival Eklectica — headlined by internationally renowned tribute bands — will be held at Robin Hill Country Park this autumn.
Described as a festival with an eclectic twist, Eklectica is a combination of diverse and quirky acts, all set within the park’s unique woodland setting — held over the weekend of Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10.
Among the tribute acts will be Ultimate Elton John and the Rocket Band, who performed at Elton John’s mother’s 90th birthday.
Others of note include Queen tribute Killer Queen, Madness tribute The Los Palmas 6, Abba tribute Mumma Mia, a One Direction tribute band, Little Mix tribute band Little Chix, Michael Jackson tribute Ben, Duran Duran tribute Duran 2 and Almost Olly, the Olly Murs tribute show.
The amphitheatre will showcase all manner of entertainment, from circus acts, poetry and comedy, to fine art, theatre and burlesque, with acts including The Victorian Circus Duo, Professor Elemental, The FB Pocket Orchestra, Dave Sharp’s Speed Painting and The Ventnor Darlings, to name a few.
For those seeking refuge from the madness elsewhere, 'Africa’ will be the setting for a feast of Island talent, which includes Mexicana from mariachi kings, Vote Pedro and old school disco vibes from The Xtreme 80s.
There will also be some performances by students from Platform One College of Music, Newport.
Rob Holgate, managing director of event promoters Vectis Ventures, said: "We are very excited about putting on Eklectica. Over the past 12 years, the team at Robin Hill has gained considerable experience putting on major events.
"September is a key month on the Island calendar, so we wanted to fill the slot vacated by Bestival to put on a brand new boutique music event with a difference, for all to enjoy.
"Our aim is for Eklectica to be the party that ends the summer and we hope this year’s event will be the first of many."
Tickets are available today (Friday). For full details about the event and ticket information, visit www.eklectica.live

 


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