MannKind 2018 is a not-for-profit festival, taking place on Sunday 15th July from 11am to 9pm at Silly Moos Campsite.
Festival founder, Georgie Revill of the Cook Shack in Bride, decided last year it would be fabulous idea to hold a one day festival on the Island purely for those with learning differences and physical disabilities.
The festival and it’s ethos are close to Georgie’s heart, as she and husband Mike have a son, Ollie who is 26 and autistic. Their daughter Lydia is 24 and Georgie describes her as the perfect sister.
MannKind is set to be a fabulous day out, creating a festival experience in a safe environment for those who would normally struggle with going to a mainstream festival. Attendees can enjoy live music, socialise and dance in a safe and totally non-judgemental setting.
A number of local businesses have jumped at the opportunity to assist and join in the festivities, and there’ll be an array of local vendors set up in the field on the day including;
- Local beauty whizz Glampervan, ready to glitter and beautify!
- Isle of Man Goats will be there with goat petting for everybody
- Numerous Disney characters have promised they will make an appearance
- Stone painting
- Games with the Community Farm
- Bouncy castles
- Crafts with Sue Quilliam
- You’ll be able to sing your heart out on the karaoke!
- Puppet shows
There will also be a quiet zone for when anyone needs to take a break, or for those who prefer to be in a quieter environment.
There is a live music stage brought you by Flo the Coffee Van, and confirmed performers so far are:
- Lee Brooks
- Matt Kelly
- Biskee Brisht
- David Castro
With a few more to be added to the bill at a later date!
There will be no alcohol on sale at the festival but Peggy + Lewis will be there slinglin’ delicious mocktails for the crowds.
There will also be hot & cold drinks from Flo the Coffee Van, salads from The Alpine, ice-cream from the Manx Whippy Ice Cream Van and a full BBQ from the Train Smokers. The wonderful Isle of Man Creamery and Ballakelly Farm will also be in attendance.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets while you still can!
Tickets available here.