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Tinkermann ready to rock summer 2014

Turin Brakes will headline the Tinkermann Festival on July 19. Picture: Roger Sargent

Turin Brakes will headline the Tinkermann Festival on July 19. Picture: Roger Sargent

The 2014 Tinkermann Festival is primed and ready for action.

With all the acts now in place, Manx audiences are expected to revel in the chance to see a range of extraordinary talent at the Villa Marina in Douglas.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 19 – the same day as Douglas Carnival.

And organiser Mark Armstrong has been working closely with the committee to ensure the two events complement one another well.

A series of free outdoor family events precede the main evening performances between midday and 6pm – and activity in and around the Villa Marina complex is expected to be bustling with people soaking up the carnival atmosphere.

The doors open on the festival itself at 6.30pm when acts will perform in both the Royal Hall and the Colonnade Suite.

Mercury Music Prize nominees Turin Brakes are familiar and popular faces after visiting Manx shores on three previous occasions. They are set to headline the main stage, and will follow sets by tribute act Kings of Lyon, Manx singer-songwriter Mae Challis, blues four-piece The Della Grants and folk-rockers The Quakers. Meanwhile, the Colonnade Suite will feature acoustic music from visiting performers Dan Donnelly, Ailbhe Reddy and the Andy Steele Band, plus local performer Mark Cleator.

Tickets cost £35.70, under 16s £25.50, and are available now from the Villa Marina website: cfvg.gov.im

 

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