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We've got a weekend pass for two to the return of this fantastic Island festival this Spring...

The much-anticipated return of the Cowes Fringe Festival is set to dazzle audiences with an array of performances from an eclectic mix of talented artists. Now in its second year, the festival is back with a bang, promising an unforgettable experience for lovers of great entertainment.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Cowes, the Fringe Festival will take place from the 24th – 26th of May 2024, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of music and performances.

Among the line-up are some truly exceptional artists, each bringing their unique flair and expertise to
the stage. Managed by a local team and supported by a West End team, the Cowes Fringe promises
a broad range of local and mainland talent again for 2024.

Don't miss out on the excitement - join us at Cowes Fringe Festival for a celebration of music, magic,
and community unlike any other!

In order to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets, granting access to events across all three days, just enter our random draw below. Plus, read on for more information on this year's acts announced so far!

The competition closes on Friday May 10 at midday - best of luck!

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This year's acts:

Kerry Ellis: A renowned vocalist who has left an indelible mark on both Broadway and the West End.
Recognised as the Queen of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway,
to name a few leading roles in, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Les Miserables, Cats, and Miss Saigon!
She has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Variety Performance, the Laurence Olivier Awards,
and the Queen’s Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. In June last year, she continued her long-
term working relationship with Brian May and performed at a 12,000-seat arena in Verona which
was televised across Italy.

Isle of Wight favourites Brando Party Band is a dynamic ensemble known for its high-energy
performances and infectious enthusiasm. With a repertoire spanning various genres including pop,
rock, funk, and soul, this talented group of musicians is guaranteed to keep audiences on their feet
and dancing all night long.

DJ Gordon Mac: The Godfather of Dance Music, Gordon Mac is a highly innovative and successful
entrepreneur. He was the first person to succeed in taking a pirate radio station to legalization in the
UK, the youngest ever Managing Director of a radio station, and is renowned for creating the Kiss FM
brand, Britain’s first dance music station. Gordon Mac continues to draw huge crowds DJing at
venues across UK and Europe.

Jonjan Kavlakoglu: is a virtuoso guitarist renowned for his technical prowess and innovative
approach to music. Described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’, Jonjan combines the
athletic skill of passionate Flamenco with highly dynamic Funk playing - pushing an audience’s
expectation of what a solo guitar can do in the right hands.

Sean Logan is a gifted singer-songwriter known for his emotive vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and soulful
melodies. With a knack for storytelling and an innate ability to connect with his audience, Logan's
performances are intimate, authentic, and deeply moving. He was a finalist in the hit C4 show The
Piano, where he was judged and chosen by world-famous pianist Lang Lang and music legend Mika.
Sean went on to perform at the Royal Festival Hall

Neil Kelso is a masterful magician whose captivating illusions and mind-bending tricks never fail to
astonish audiences. With a keen eye for spectacle and a flair for the dramatic, his performances are
as mesmerising as they are mystifying, leaving audiences spellbound and eager for more. Neil is an
award-winning pianist, a member of The Magic Circle, and an internationally respected cabaret
performer, stage actor, event facilitator, and more.

Joe Plumb founded the Horse Box Theatre Company in 2018 and presents two plays – a children’s show, Vincent and the Mermaid, and an adult show, Special Measures which will be performed at the Duke of York.

Gerald Dickens - actor, director, and great-great grandson of Charles Dickens - presents a double bill of plays: Doctor Marigold and The Signalman celebrating the work of the great writer and his connections with the Isle of Wight.

Cowes Fringe is supported by: Pinkmead Estate & Vineyard, WightFibre, Red Funnel, Visit Isle of Wight, Spence Willard, Mermaid Gin, Barnacle Brothers, and Konro. Friends of Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios.

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