Daymark Festival Back With A Bang

This year’s Daymark Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best incarnation of the arts and music festival to date.

Now in its third year, the three-day event celebrating music and the arts takes place over the Easter weekend, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of April on St Martin’s.

The event will take place at multiple venues on St Martin’s - the Karma Hotel, The Seven Stones Inn, and the St Martin’s Community Hall.

Julie Jepson and Joanna Neary from Scilly Laughs will get things underway on the Friday evening at the Karma Hotel with an evening of comedy.

Scilly Laughs gig on St Agnes in 2016. Image courtesy of Julie Jepson and Scilly Laughs.

Scilly Laughs gig on St Agnes in 2016. Image courtesy of Julie Jepson and Scilly Laughs.

During the daytime on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival between 10am and 4pm there will arts and literature events taking place as well as acoustic sessions. A pop-up bar/café will be serving refreshments.

The main base for the festival will be the reading room, situated right in the middle of St Martin’s where maps of the island and event programs will be available. 

Live music will take place at The Seven Stones Inn with Boundless Brothers headlining the Saturday night and Rough Island Band closing the festival on the Sunday evening.

Other groups and performing artists include, Broken Down, Charlotte Hastie, Figurehead, Hedluv + Passman, Joshface and Stevie & the Masquerades.

Timings are still to be confirmed and Further details will follow in the coming days at www.daymarkfestival.co.uk.

There are also plans for a very special one-day to Daymark Festival to take place in August and we’ll have more on that in the near future.

Tripper boats from St Mary’s and the other off islands will provide transport over to St Martin’s for the festival and evening trips to St Martin’s for the event are just waiting on final confirmation.

Images and graphics courtesy of Warren Neill and daymarkfestival.co.uk

Images and graphics courtesy of Warren Neill and daymarkfestival.co.uk

Will was joined on the phone by Warren Neill, organiser and event manager of the Daymark festival to find out more about this year’s event.

With regards to entry fee's Warren said:

"We hope people on the day will contribute to the cost of the festival.

"This year it's £5 per day, we're going to be selling wristbands so if you turn up on the island it's not going to be an entry fee as such but there is going be a lot of stuff going on and we're putting it into the hands of the punters to sort of say this is great, we'll buy a wristband.

"It means you can also see everything during the day."

Warren has also set up a Kickstarter page selling exclusive merchandise which can be found here.

Don’t forget to tune in on Monday’s evening at 8 for Wozfest – the Hard Rock show on Radio Scilly with Warren - he'll be keeping you updated each week.

You can hear the full interview with Warren below. More details are also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/daymarkfestivalscilly and on twitter at twitter.com/tornandfrayeds.