Customers of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and Sure can get discounted tickets to the second annual TinkerMann Festival, which takes place at the Villa Marina this Saturday (August 15th).

The companies have teamed up to sponsor the music festival, which is organised by Island promoter Mark Armstrong of TalisMann Promotions and supported by Isle of Man Arts Council.

Saturday’s festival kicks off at noon, with the afternoon ‘family’ session – which is free to the public – seeing four local bands playing outdoors in the Villa Marina Gardens.

In the evening, the action moves indoors to the Promenade and Colonnade Suites, with a further eight acts performing, including headliners the Martin Turner Band, and two Island-based acts - the Alex Harris Band and Chris Gray. 

Tickets for the night’s music, which gets underway at 7.00pm, are priced at £19.75 and £15.00 for concessions, and available from the Villa Gaiety website, the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal or by calling 600555.

Discounts of £5 a ticket are available to customers of the Steam Packet Company and Sure - to receive your £5 discount, please simply quote either of the promotion codes ‘SPC’ or ‘SURE’ when purchasing your tickets.

For full details about the festival and the line-up for Saturday, visit:

The following night (Sunday, August 16th), there will be more live music at TinkerMann Too, which starts at 7.00pm at Laxey Working Men's Institute. Tickets are £15 and available via

Martin Turner Band