Tresco Music Event Could Be Bigger This Year

ben watersThemed holidays such as sea swimming, yoga and painting breaks are growing in popularity in Scilly.

Tomorrow marks the start of the 8th islands’ Walk Scilly festival with many of the walks already fully sold and there’s even a new comedy festival planned for June, too.

Now a Dorset-based musician with a large Scilly following says he wants to offer more reasons for music lovers to come over.

Ben Waters has been playing in Scilly for nearly 20 years and for the last two he’s been emailing his fan base to promote his music weekends at the New Inn on Tresco.

He’s expanded his ‘Rock & Roll’ holiday business, which began with hosted music tours of New Orleans and Canada.

Ben says he wants the Scilly music weekend to be “bigger and better” this year, possibly including a couple of very well known bands.

He says the music events encourage people over to the islands. 35 booked last year and he says the New Inn was packed every night. He’s hoping for even more this year.

Ben’s Tresco Music Weekend will be between 9th and 11th October. You can find out more at