Ruby Turner – courtesy of Joe Murtagh

The Dart Music Festival Committee simply cannot contain their excitement and are bursting to share it with you! 
We’ve just had confirmation that the wonderful Ruby Turner – who wowed one and all with her fantastic performance two years ago – is returning this year with her headline act on the Bandstand.
If you missed her last time, you’re in for a very special treat as Ruby is indeed one very special lady. For those of you who didn’t catch her on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ at New Year, you can find out just how brilliant the lady is by visiting her website: 
The site doesn’t have the strapline ‘Ruby Turner – soulful music’s most special talent’ for nothing – when you come along to the Bandstand, you’ll see what we mean. 
Oh, and by the way, this is what The Guardian has to say about her: “Soul, Gospel, and R&B: Ruby Turner is truly the genuine article. Blessed with a voice that can breathe life and meaning into any song, whether it be a passionate ballad or a fast groove”.
On hearing the news, those nice folk at the Compass Office Shop literally jumped for joy (yes, honestly – you had to be there…) – in fact, Simon Geen was heard to remark – and I quote – “I’ve been enjoying the Music Festival for ten years now, and I have to tell you that Ruby Turner’s performance of ‘I Would Rather Go Blind’ was the best thing I have ever seen and heard!”
Enough said? Aren’t we the lucky ones?

STOP PRESS! Have just heard from the lovely Ruby – this is what she has to say:

” I am thrilled to be invited back the Dart Festival again this year . You made us feel so welcome and such a wonderful time was had by all. Hope we can repeat that again. We look forward to playing for you again. Ruby”