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Isle of Wight to host charity music event

Mon 3 Sep 2012

Isle of Wight to host charity music event

Organisers have confirmed that a charity music festival is set to take place on the Isle of Wight in the coming weeks.

Postfest will be held in order to raise funds for the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice and it is to take place at the Isle of Wight Postal Museum, Fairlee Road, Newport, on September 22nd and 23rd.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, the festival has been expanded from last year, when 18 bands were on the bill, with an additional 12 acts taking to the stage over the course of the two days of live music.

Organiser Rob Carr, whose stepfather Arthur Reeder runs the Isle of Wight Postal Museum, said: "The response I've had from bands wanting to play Postfest has been overwhelming. More than 60 bands have approached me to play. It's just a shame I cannot pick them all."

He added he is "optimistic" that a lot of money can be raised for the Isle of Wight hospice through the hosting of the event at the postal museum.

Just 400 tickets are available for each day of the festival and they are expected to go quickly, so those who want to go along will have to be fast to get theirs from the County Press shop and Strings Guitar, Ryde.

The Ohmz, Gweido, Wild Oats, Coda, Goodbye Stereo and the Cardinal Richelieu are among the acts confirmed by Mr Carr as being on the bill for Postfest this summer.

Family-friendly entertainment, including free children's workshops, are among the attractions as well as the 30 live acts who will be performing over the course of the weekend.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is the only hospice to be located on the Isle of Wight and each year it cares for over 800 patients either through the In-Patient Ward, the Day-care Unit or its Hospice @ Home team.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801440845-ADNFCR

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