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New Music Events added to Bumper TT 2009 Festival programme

Author: DoTL Press Release
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 03 2009

The Department of Tourism and Leisure has developed plans to utilise the Villa Marina Gardens for a week long entertainment line up.

The Villa Marina Gardens activities will be a new highlight of a packed TT festival fortnight which will include air displays, fireworks, beach races, motorcycle club meetings as well as the world’s best high octane road racing.

One of the most eagerly anticipated events during TT 2009 will be the world’s first clean emissions motorsport event, the TTXGP. The race will take place at 10.45 am on Senior Race day, Friday 12th June, and will feature teams from around the world in a showcase of environmentally-friendly motorcycles. The Villa Marina Royal Hall will also host a classical music ‘Motorsport In Symphony’ on Thursday 11th June in celebration of the TTXGP race.

The Hon Martyn Quayle, MHK, Minister for Tourism and Leisure, commented:

‘Excitement is already building ahead of TT 2009. I am sure that the new events this year, combined with some winning themes from previous TT’s, mean that race fans will be able to enjoy an entertainment package that will complement first-class road racing.’

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