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Blockbuster Line-up Announced For Returning Cowes Fringe Festival

An eclectic array of artists have been named for this year's Cowes Fringe Festival.

Now in its second year, the festival will take place from 24-26 May, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of music and performances.

Managed by a local group and supported by a West End team, the Cowes Fringe promises a broad range of local and mainland talent again for 2024.

Announcement of first acts:

Kerry Ellis

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 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.


Brando Party Band

Isle of Wight favourites Brando Party Band is a dynamic ensemble known for its high-energy performances and infectious enthusiasm.

The band's repertoire spans various genres including pop, rock, funk and soul.

 

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.


Jonjan Kavlakoglu

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

Gifted singer-songwriter known for his emotive vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and soulful melodies.

With a knack for storytelling and 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.


Neil Kelso

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.

Fringe Director Sara Blackwell said:

"We are thrilled to welcome back Cowes Fringe Festival and to present such a diverse line-up of incredibly talented artists.

"There is something for everyone at this year's festival, and we can't wait to share the experience with our audience."

Further information and a link to purchase tickets can be found online.

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