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Jul 10
2018

CHAPTER FOUR – Phew…I’m glad that’s over!

Have you ever tried dealing with music agents and booking 24 artists/bands? No? Well, I suggest EVERYONE should spend at least 3 months giving it a full time go and then they’ll fully appreciate how ‘normal and stressless’ their lives really were before they started! In fact the very small number of people, the same […]

Jul 10
2018

CHAPTER THREE – A message from my father on announcement eve!

After some attempts at writing this as dad would, I have given up and decided to jot down my own thoughts on the last few months! Dad has is own unique style as indeed do I, so here goes at my first attempt at a blog! Well, it’s 27th October 2009, precisely 234 days until […]

Jul 10
2018

CHAPTER TWO – Hot Sunny Days in the Isle of Man

Well, it was a blistering hot day but extremely worthwhile – another 400 people registered all collected in the middle of a field in the middle of the country in the middle of the Isle of Man. Who? What? Where? Yes, you’ve guessed it – it was the Royal Show at Sulby. Manx Telecom (just […]

Jul 10
2018

CHAPTER ONE – Staring Disaster Squarely in the Face

Yes…ok, I admit it….I was late. However, the very pleasant lady on Manx Telecom’s reception was well rehearsed. I came rushing through the revolving door and just like a rolling Formula One pit stop I was first handed my fully completed identity badge. “I hope I have spelled ‘Jonathan’ right” as she ran alongside me […]

Jul 10
2018

Introduction

Mmmm!!….not sure what happened yesterday. The news release about the MTBF being held in Nobles Park next year was embargoed until 7 am this morning, as you can see by clicking ‘read full story’ on the front page. But by 9.30am Voirrey at Manx Telecom (our terrifically supportive Prime Sponsors) is emailing Merita at Ashgrove […]

Jul 10
2018

Prologue

Hi, I’m Jonathan Irving. I’m the promoter of the Isle of Man Bay Festival and had the same ‘honour’ for the Peel Bay Festival. For my sins, it was my idea (and money) to try to see if a major music festival would work on the Isle of Man. Well….it did and it didn’t really! […]