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Ventnor Music for Fun Festival returns this month

Mon 25 Feb 2013

Ventnor Music for Fun Festival returns this month

The annual Ventnor Music for Fun Festival is returning to the Isle of Wight this week and could prove an attraction for families planning an island getaway.

Hosted by St Catherine's Church this coming Thursday and Friday (February 28th, March 1st), the event is sure to draw hundreds of eager music lovers of all ages - although the classes and parade that will follow are only open to kids.

Aimed at promoting the simply joy of making music, the festival will see hundreds of children being taught the basics of music, as well as being given access to a wide range of instruments.

Event organiser Suzanne Higgins will be hosting a vocal workshop on Thursday at 20:00 GMT, while the following day's Gala Concert is set to kick off at 18:30.

It promises to be a fun two days for all the family - especially young ones - and will see all entrants offered constructive feedback on their performances.

Anyone interested will be happy to hear the event is free to take part in this year, as it is being sponsored by a number of local organisations, including Ventnor Rotary Club and the Ventnor Lions.

Meanwhile, older music lovers eager to sample the local talent of the island might like to head along to this year's Isle of Wight Festival, where The Bandstand stage will be open to acts that are keen to make a name for themselves.

Director of Isle of Wight music college Platform One David Pontin recently told the Isle of Wight County Press: "This dedicated stage will enable Platform One to showcase the incredible music talent of young people who live here on the Island."

The festival will begin on June 13th and run for four nights, with some of the biggest names in the world of music also set to perform this year, including The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801546464-ADNFCR

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