Postfest is first class

By Thomas Seal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

 

Postfest is first class

Postfest organiser Rob Carr.

POSTFEST has returned this weekend, for its fourth year.

The community-orientated event features a bill almost exclusively filled with Isle of Wight talent, with proceeds going to a selection of charities including the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the KissyPuppy appeal.

The event has two main stages, set in the grounds of the Post Office Museum on Fairlee Road; the Rapanui Arena and the GoldTone Music Café.

The arena will host some of the most exciting Island bands. Headlining Friday are Goldray, who have been described by Classic Rock Magazine as a 'prog 'n' psych magical carpet ride', Ventnor alt-folk band Plastic Mermaids (Saturday) and Portsmouth ska outfit Bigtopp (Sunday).

Headliners in the GoldTone Music Café are acoustic acts: the Island's favourite soft-spoken balladeer Holly Kirby (Friday), skifflers All Washed Up (Saturday) and the folk blokes who win the Best Band Name award, Dr. Mason & The Amazing Pudding (Sunday).

Other acts include Jones, Damiel Paul, Jukebox Jazz, The Bear Social, Floella Grace, John Wroath, Huxley Magic, Duveaux, Nuberryz, Slombers Woke, Rebel and the Hearts, 2nd Time Around and Jazzy Heath, The Almighty Chancers, Signals, The Ohmz, Cardinal Richelieu, Naked Fridays, The Scores, Last Chance City Paul Armfield, Charming, Weatherkings, Lucid, We Almost Were, Claydon Connor, The Scores, Jimmy's Big Fish and The Nightwatchmen.

There will be a charity auction, selling items including a ukelele signed by the members of super boy band McBusted.

For more information, visit www.postfest.co.uk

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