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All Wight Now presents: MILLION DOLLAR BASH 2018 @ The IoW County Showground, Nr Cowes, PO31 8QU.
iT IS ON ….THIS Saturday, August 31, 2019
LINE UP: DYLANCENTRIC, SPECIAL GUEST RICHARD THOMPSON, WISHBONE ASH, KOSSOFF: THE BAND PLAYS ON, JULIE FELIX, JACQUI McSHEE’S PENTANGLE, DICK TAYLOR and PHIL MAY of THE PRETTY THINGS PLUS, JUDY DUNLOP, DEANA (FROM THE VOICE), BANTER, BLAIR DUNLOP TRIO, KEN NICOL AND MORE!
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 now confirmed as a special guest while rockers are catered for with a 2019 UK festival exclusive appearance by Wishbone Ash, celebrating their own 50th anniversary this year. They will play the Bash ahead of an autumn tour.
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.
A clutch of 1969 stars are returning to play. Legendary Julie Felix is confirmed, as are Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle. Both Felix and Pentangle played superb sets in 1969 just a few hours before Dylan on the Sunday of that festival. The Pretty Things’s Dick Taylor and Phil May - also ‘69 veterans - to be backed by Island musicians J.C. and Angelina, are confirmed!
Rising star Deana Walmsley has already performed a brilliant set at the Bash’s media launch at That 60s Place, Cowes, on May 28. Deana will be back to play 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.”
Bag your Million Dollar Bash tickets now online, at £40 plus £4 booking fee, by CLICKING THE LINK BELOW. Under-18 tickets are half price, £22, and under-10s go FREE!! Island discounted sales are available at That 60’s Place, Cowes’ High Street and at Dimbola Galleries and Museum, Freshwater Bay. Still without a ticket on Saturday? No problem - you can pay at the gate at the County Showground.