Entertainment at the 2014 Isle of Man TT will make its way across the island in response to more visitors to the TT staying outside Douglas.
The Department of Economic Development’s Motorsport team has worked tirelessly to spread the entertainment further, with TT Mayhem now touring for seven nights from Saturday 31st May to Friday 6th June, running at four different venues across the island.
“TT Mayhem has become an intrinsic part of the two week, fun-packed festival that includes live music, stunt shows and family fun days out,” said Managing Director of event organisers Gorilla, Andy Gregorek. “This year we were asked to look at creating something that had the same impact over a wider area. By taking our TT Mayhem show on the road we can engage with more people and will be tailoring our show to suit each venue.”
The show will feature the Infernal Varanne Splitter Ball and the Monster Energy Moto Trials display from Fred Crosset, along with plenty of loud music, giveaways and crowd participation. The events start at the Villa Marina Gardens on the 31st May, before moving to Peel Promenade on the 1st June as part of Peel TT day and Port Erin on the 2nd June for Port Erin TT day.
The 3rd of June will see two displays from the Red Arrows at the Ramsey Sprint at 3pm and Douglas Bay at 7:30pm, while Mayhem takes place at Ramsey at 2pm and 3:30pm. The final three days of the Mayhem tour will see performances at Nobles Park at 11:30am and 4pm each day.
Finally, a live music stage in the Villa Marina will play host to local bands on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th as part of the closing party and fireworks display. The evenings will also feature interviews with top riders and the Senior TT prizegiving following Friday’s race.
“Prior to my appointment, the Department picked out a number of well attended events around the Isle of Man and are adding to the TT entertainment to further enhance them,” explained Political Member for Tourism and Motorsport, David Cretney MHK. “This not only means that the events are better attended but also that more of the Island’s towns will get to experience the benefits of the official TT festival. I am committed to reviewing the quality and range of entertainment in Douglas and elsewhere to help us continue to improve it in future years.”