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All Wight Now presents: MILLION DOLLAR BASH 2018 @ The IoW County Showground, Nr Cowes, PO31 8QU.
Saturday, August 31,2019
LINE UP: DYLANCENTRIC, SPECIAL GUEST RICHARD THOMPSON (TBC), WISHBONE ASH, KOSSOFF: THE BAND PLAYS ON, JULIE FELIX, JAACQUI McSHEE’S PENTANGLE PLUS MANY MORE TO BE CONFIRMED VERY SOON!
THE 2nd IoW Festival of Music in 1969 put the Island on the map thanks to a star-studded line-up headed by the incomparable Bob Dylan. Among those joining him were The Who, The Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Free, Marsha Hunt, Julie Felix and Pentangle.
This August 31, that festival will be honoured by a great bill of talent led by Fairport Convention founder member Ashley Hutchings’ Dylancentric, a band hand-picked by him especially for Million Dollar Bash. Fellow Fairports veteran Richard Thompson is in advanced talks to appear as a special guest while rockers are catered for with a 2019 UK exclusive appearance by Wishbone Ash, celebrating their own 50th anniversary this year.
If blues-rock is your thing, Kossoff: The Band Plays On are on hand to mark Free’s performance at the 1969 festival. The band is fronted by Terry Slesser, founded member of Free guitarist Paul Kossoff’s final band, Back Street Crawler. On guitar, John Buckton is regarded as the finest interpreter of Kossoff’s unique playing.
There will be a clutch of 1969 stars returning to play. Legendary Julie Felix is confirmed, as are Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle. Both Felix and Pentangle played superb sets on the ‘69 stage just a few hours before Dylan on the Sunday of that event. Stand by for breaking news of many more top artists to be added to the bill.
Also, a fine contemporary artist will be performing at the media launch of Million Dollar Bash at That 60s Place, Cowes, on May 28. This follows her big breakthrough on national television in 2019. She will also be playing at the Bash in August.
So Million Dollar Bash is in good hands - Bob Dylan himself said of Ashley Hutchings (in September 2015): “Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in the history of English folk-rock.”
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