Skandia Cowes Week plays host to live bands, jugglers, comedy acts and car-towing comps 04/8/07

Apart from enjoying the 34 classes racing at this year’s regatta, there is also plenty to see and do on dry land. The Cowes Yacht Haven and Shephards Wharf play host to a number of live bands, there’s the chance to meet and greet some of your sailing favourites, and of course plenty of refreshment areas to suit all tastes.

For jugglers, magicians and comedy acts head straight to the Cowes Parade, where you can also enjoy more live bands and some great views over the Solent. For a full listing of what’s on this week, read on.


Saturday 4th August:Earth Wind For Hire (main stage)
Sunday 5th August:Jive Aces (main stage)
Monday 6th August:1700 – 1800 Chance to meet offshore sailors as they gather at the Champagne G.H. Mumm bar to share their exciting tales. Limehouse Lizzy (main stage)
Tuesday 7th August:2000 iShares Cup Extreme 40s Skippers Party at the Champagne G.H. Mumm bar. Allstars (main stage)
Wednesday 8th August:1600 – 1800 Opportunity to meet Open 60 sailors after the Artemis Cup at the Champagne G.H. Mumm bar. Champagne G.H. Mumm celebration of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s recent single-handed round-the-world voyage (private party). Rumbleband (main stage)
Thursday 9th August:Rosé promotion in the G.H. Mumm bar to celebrate their sponsorship of Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day! Tarantinos (main stage)
Friday 10th August:Backbeat Beatles (main stage)
Saturday 11th August:1800 – The Blades Aerobatic Display Team


Sunday 5th August:1800 iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week prize giving ceremony
Monday 6th August:1600 Tow a Touareg Competition (heats). Victory Class BBQ?
Tuesday 7th August:Minghella Ice Cream Party
Wednesday 8th August:1600 Tow a Touareg competition (heats)
Thursday 9th August:Mount Gay Red Cap Party (ticketed)
Friday 10th August:1600 Tow a Touareg (final)


Saturday 4th August:LIVE MUSIC
12:00-14:00 Simon Ledger (Pop – solo artist)
14:30-16:30 Jamie Griffin (Solo acoustic)
17:00-19:00 Derek Sandy (Reggae solo artist)
20:00-22:00 Riptide (Rock/covers band)
Also look out for the juggler Fraser Hooper performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700

Sunday 5th August:LIVE MUSIC
12:00-14:00 Amen Boogie Blues (Blues band)
14:30-16:30 Lonesome Valley Boys (Rock-a-billy band)
17:00-19:00 Dave and Jules (Covers band)
20:00-22:00 Mod Life Crisis (Modern / Britpop)
Also look out for the juggler Ian Marchant performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700

Monday 6th August:LIVE MUSIC
12:00-14:00 Chale Wailers (Folk / blues duo)
15:00-16:30 Nathaneal and Jorim (Pop/soul duo)
17:30-19:00 Evolution (Rock/covers band)
20:00-22:00 Joey and Jivers (Rock ‘n’ roll band)
Also look out for Jon Hicks with his Cardbored and Icons entertainment, performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700

Tuesday 7th August:LIVE MUSIC
1200-1400 Pete’s Sake (Folk)
1430-1630 Martinez (Latin)
1700-1900 Los Fantasmas (Reggae/indie acoustic band)
2000-2200 FBI (Covers band)
Also look out for Jones and Barnard comedy double act performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700?

Wednesday 8th August:LIVE MUSIC
1200-1400 Late Night Sound (Easy listening)
1430-1630 Dave and Jules (Covers band)
1700-1900 Nathaneal and Jorim (Pop/soul duo)
2000-2200 Risky Business (Rock/covers band)
Also look out for Bruce Airhead performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700

Thursday 9th August:LIVE MUSIC
1200-1400 Cool Connection (Jazz trio)
1430-1630 Louisa-Jane (Vocalist)
1700-1900 The Jones’s (Rock/covers band)
2000-2200 The Accelerators (Rock/covers band)
Also look out for the juggler Ian Marchant, performing 1400-1430 & 1630-1700

Friday 10th August:LIVE MUSIC
1230-1430 Toca Bonito (Latin)
1500-1700 Derek Sandy (Reggae solo artist)
1930-2130 The Kelsey Project (Rock/covers)
Also look out for the magician Randini, performing 1430-1500 & 1700-1730

Saturday 11th August:LIVE MUSIC
1200-1400 Jamie Griffin (solo acoustic)
1430-1630 The Jones’s (Rock/covers)
1700-1900 Area 51 (Indie covers/rock)
2000-2200 Jimmy’s Big Fish (Rock/covers band)

Sunday 12th August:LIVE MUSIC
1200-1330 Evolution (Rock/covers band)
1400-1600 Skybus (Rock/covers)

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