Well it seems things just go from strength to strength.The tech guys sorting out weather problems

then 2 bands blowing away the crowds down at the Carole Nash Stage this last eve.

Huge shout out to Helen Morrison and Baltic States for providing an edgy alternative to our

fortnight of music. Psychoholic also managed to knock it out of the car park for another successive year.

No doubt the hard trance warm-up music played no part whatsoever in your ownership of the site.

Today we have something a little special, a little last minute and only a little bit organised.

A Bushys guerrilla gig,I’d go so far as saying a secret gig however I am duty bound to tell you

some details:

4.30-5.30pm within the main tent, completely self sufficient sound wise, we are very pleased

to be able to introduce MOONSHINERS a 3 piece project bastardised from a couple of TT

favourites Nucklehead and Mighty Thunderpantz.

Lead by virtuoso and Port Erin man

Phil Butterworth, Moonshiners hail from Norway and play a

cheeky set of classic rock, dare I say classic pap pop and some

dirty blues to seal it all in one big melting pot.Pop down and

catch a magical hour of the Norsemen of the Apocalypse.



Tonight we continue at full throttle.

Early Slot 7.30-9.30pm

Chris Winchester Band

4 piece local outfit with veteran musicians Andy James on drums,

Paul Tonks vocals and keys,Peter Dixon on bass and Chris himself taking

guitar and vocal duties.It;s MOR,it’s pop but it’s played well and you’ll

not help yourself swaying to and singing along so what’s not to like?!



Late Slot 10-11.55pm

Needing little introduction but this local band are only playing a sprinkling of shows this TT and we were able

to secure one of them.Literally festival favourites and the hardest working ska band(ok only) on the Island

brings you headliners BUNCHA SKANKERS now hitting the stage as a collective for their 11th year.

Expect the finest versions of ska/reggae played with genuine passion.

This line up is perhaps the tightest

one yet and guarantee you nearly 2hrs of solid energetic dancing.

Pace yourself but let your hair down.

Fez will be  ‘de-rigeur”……..


Meanwhile fun will be had down at the COLAS BEACH STAGE

8.00-10.00pm sees local rock titans SYMBOLLIX

Tight 5 piece classic rock with no bones.A great no-frills classic rock covers band.

They’ll groove you though and every one a classic.

The beach has proved a perfect enviable venue

so heres hoping for another top sunset at the finest

venue outdoors that doesn’t have it’s own tent!



Friday is here but we only just got there.
Need to mention some unsung heroes last night.The weather played it’s worst with us and thanks
to very quick-thinking ELS team of Justin McMullin,Colin,Cowie,Ricky Rooney and Arron Hatcher,they
were able to bring indoors and set up Ian Thompson and the Band.Big shout out to them for a top
job under difficult circumstances and to Ian and band for assistance.Pleased to say the weather held off
enough for Sweet Revenge to FINALLY get that full show in on the stage for us.Well done everyone!
Tonight we have more top notch entertainment.
Carole Nash Stage

The Baltic States are a three piece indie/electronic band based in the UK.
They blends techno/folk and haunting electronica with hypnotic, soaring
vocal melodies.In autumn 2014, the band released their debut E.P. ‘Boxes’
which was extremely well-received by both radio and social media platforms.
Band Members: Helen Morrisson (Vocals/Keys)Jev Maligins (Production/Keys/Synth)
Vadim Sidorov (Drums/Percussions)
Singles ‘Kontrol’ and ‘Boxes’ were named as track of the week by a number of radio stations and by
‘Best of British Unsigned’, and received wide airplay across the UK which included being featured on
BBC Radio 6, BBC London, BBC Merseyside and Amazing Radio. All four tracks from the E.P. were
included in the top ten of ‘Fresh on The Net’  by BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson. In 2017 they released
their second E.P. “Brother” in Memory of Jack Morrisson. Single Kontrol was used as a soundtrack in
two US series “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” and “UnReal TV”.The band are currently performing live
across the UK and has already played venues such as the 02 Academy, London’s 100 Club, Berlin’s
Monarch , Baltic Garden Festival, and more.
Suffice to say their TT shows will not be ones to miss if you want something a little different.
“Lovely female fronted electro with gorgeous floating vocals”
Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
“Just brilliant!  What a voice!”
Dave Monks, BBC Merseyside
“a sexy snake-hipped slice of electro! This is music to shed clothes to!”
Von Pip (editor-in-chief Von Pip Musical Express)
Live Videos
“Brother” Live at Pirate Studios (
Live Set at Q festival
Social Media:
Late Slot
The return of firm Tent favourites with a slightly new line-up.
Ladies and Gentlemen…….






These folk know how to rock!Made up of some of the finest
musicians on the Island and fronted by the fabulous Shelly Rourke
who steals you from the first note to the last.With hubby Dave Rourke
on rhythm and new kid not so much on the block as he has served time
well with Tender Rage and now soulsters Lava but the band welcome
Callum Rowe to the fold on lead guitar with his folks on backing duties,
keys being Lindsay Rowe and Bass evergreen Steve Rowe.
Ian Hughes keeps the heart of the band beating on drums.
The band offer a plethora of rock classics from Deep Purple to
crowd favourites by Journey.Their sets are legendary and tonight will be no exception.


Thanks down South to FINAL CUT for shifting indoors for a cracking set at the Vaults last night in the Bay.
We start beach gigs proper tonight with local muses SKEET.
The COLAS BEACH STAGE 8.00-10.30pm
Skeet headed by Garry Hilton have been around the block but continue to offer a melee of favourites
drawing heavily from chart standards from The Killers to Stereophonics to older classic rock.
Expect a full 2hrs of class music from this fine local combo.



Wow it’s June already! Well we continue with another

stellar line up this time at TWO venues!

Carole Nash Stage





Ian Thompson is an English Singer/Songwriter/Musician.

He is originally from Liverpool, but has now settled into the

Isle of Man.Ian is signed to a USA independant record label

called “Spectra Music Group”.

Media –

He plays most weekends around the islands public bars and venues.
Ian has enjoyed regular airplay over the years, on stations like BBC Radio Merseyside,

BBC Radio Lancashire, Manx Radio, 3FM, and Energy FM, and international airplay,

places like the USA, Australia, Italy, Holland, etc.

He also has a brand new single called”INSPIRATION” on iTunes – being released by

Spectra Music Group on May 19th, 2017,available now for pre-order here
There is also physical CD’s of all Ian’s recordings, you can buy from him at any of his gigs.
Since moving to the IOM in 2010, Ian has made an acoustic album with Small Bear Records

called “Ian Thompson unplugged” and an acoustic cover of “Ebony & Ivory” for charity,

with fellow Isle Of Man singer David Castro. Ian continues to play live gigs solo, and also with his band

known as “Ian Thompson and the band” check out his website here –


Very welcome return for one of the hardest working bands on the UK circuit and they just LOVE playing for you!





These guys are not long off the stage having performed and essentially owned the stage at Sunday’s

Manx Charity Aid.They are an established Classic Rock band from Cambridgeshire and are in

high demand on the Midlands & Cambs rock venues & bike rallies circuit.

Playing everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, this female fronted outfit will rock the joint from

the first song to the last. Coming back for their 5th IOM TT tour, the band are ready to melt faces

all over the island (in a pleasant but rock n’ roll way!)

The question is……ARE…..YOU….READY???


Tonight also sees the commencement of the beach concerts at Port Erin.

Stage courtesy of COLAS and erected by SECURE SCAFFOLDING.




All bands are sponsored by Marcel Ltd at The Bay






Bands will be playing from 8-10.30pm nightly.



However as always, we will be weather-checking as we get close to showtime 

and will announce if we are able to bring the show indoors usually a little later 

from 9.30-Midnight.

Anyhow first band for the South tonight will be

Fresh from a support slot at Bushys last night,

the Final Cut line up is a tight 3-piece of

Ian Astill,Luke Chambers and Ross Doyle.

Plenty of rock, a few originals and classics from the likes

of Fleetwood Mac and Joe Bonamassa.


EP is available for free here:

Peelstock performance of their song Living in the mirror is here: