Finally, after what has been a frenetic period of site reconnaissance and lengthy discussions, having carefully considered several potential sites around the capital,Bushy’s have finally secured a move to the 

VILLA MARINA GARDENS. The opportunity to move into the Villa gardens is a golden one for the local brewing company who have been providing outside entertainment during the TT festival for the last 20 years.

One of the busiest nights at Bushys ever. Ska stalwarts BUNCHA SKANKERS on the Night Boat(as oppose to one in the morning…..)TT17
Martin Brunnschweiler and his team have exciting plans for TT 2018 with everything being bigger and better for locals and visitors alike. Bushy’s now have the opportunity to expand their capacity open air and under cover with the help of A3 Marquees who have supplied and aided Bushy’s from day one. Also continuing their support is Justin McMullin’s ELS team who will be supplying a bigger stage and have recently invested in the very latest specialist concert equipment exclusive to the Island. Lenny Conroy, of Triskel Promotions who is also on board having provided the stage entertainment for the last 17 years, remarked that “ the blank canvas offers limitless opportunities with live entertainment. My remit is simple,fill it ! ”. The usual lengthy list of local contractors and suppliers with their expertise will be called upon yet again to ensure only the best for Bushys.
The largest bar on the Island?The biggest bar crew….bar none. TT BAR CREW 2017
Bushy’s Site Manager, Harry Barbour with his expert team will be putting together the largest bar crew for perhaps the largest bar the Island has ever seen in what Bushy’s feel confident will be their finest year. Martin Brunnschweiler stated “ Celebrating 21 years of entertaining at the TT,we are coming of age!”

Rob Callister MHK, Member of the Department of Economic Development with responsibility for Motorsport and the Villa Gaiety complex commented:

‘We have been working with Bushy’s regarding their plans to hire the Villa Marina Gardens for TT 2018 which they have now secured. As the Island’s premier entertainment venue, the Villa Gaiety already plays a central role in providing entertainment during the TT festival. The Bushy’s proposal is an exciting one and we are looking forward to seeing how the project takes shape over coming months.

Bushys Boss Martin Brunnschweiler enjoys a joke with Ian Broudie of LIGHTNING SEEDS at TT17

‘The Villa Gaiety is an ideal venue for large scale events and hosts a number of high profile events in the theatre, function rooms and outside spaces. The Villa Gaiety is already well into its programming for 2018, including during the TT festival period, and will be looking to build on recent achievements in securing top live entertainment, to provide a wide range of music, comedy and live events for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Villa Gaiety is always open for private hire with established rate cards available to potential hirers.’


The Bushys Team are grateful to all parties in helping this to happen and rest assured we are dedicated to making this the best TT experience yet.


Stay tuned for what we hope are exciting updates on our progress.

All photos © Gary Weightman Vannin Photos


Well the gig is almost upon us and the first of the tour crew fly in tomorrow from Italy.
Going to be a great show if you are around.Still tickets.
7pm Doors open and Baad Acid hit the stage at 8pm.
See you there!

Interview and Competition extension

Pleased to be able to reveal the superb support for next Wednesday’s PRIMAL SCREAM show,BAAD ACID,will be in the esteemed company

of Ed Oldham on his revered Saturday Night Live Show on Manx Radio,the link is here  and the band will be interviewed about the support

slot and where they are at in their musical journey to date. Also joining them in the studio is local producer/musician/all round good guy

Gypo Buggane of Ballagroove Records who will be giving an insight into his plethora of recording projects to date and no doubt some helpful

suggestions on all things psych music!

Show kicks off at 6pm. Ed is then on his travels for a spell but will return to host this weekly show with the golden playlist.

Also most folk will have noticed their monthly copy of Manx Tails has yet to arrive. There  seems to have been a hold up or delay getting the

finished works to the Post Office and I understand they will now owe delivered throughout the Island from Monday 17th July.

Eagle eyed readers will note there is a competition to win tickets for Primal Scream that ended on Wed 12th July however due to the late arrival

of the magazine Triskel will now run this competition right up the eve of the show so anyone entering the ever-so-difficult Glenn Tilbrook

competition will still be able to win a pair of premium seats at the show on the 19th July.

So to recap,competition is valid until 9pm on Tue 18th July.