For two weeks each summer, world-class motorcycling takes over the Isle of Man. Jaw dropping speeds. Heart-stopping turns. There’s nothing quite like it on the planet. The races greet thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and each year, Bushy’s – the legendary local beer brand and brewery – is ready to show them and the locals the times of their lives.
Bushy’s has become much more than a favourite brew amongst the crowds. It has become a TT institution. The Bushy’s brand and its lovingly-brewed beers are known by everyone – visitors, locals, teams, riders – as the iconic host of the biggest and best parties in town.
Last year, we introduced a whole new level of festival to record-breaking crowds with the launch of the Bushy’s TT Village. For 14 days and nights, the festival village roared with action as thousands of elated locals and visitors enjoyed live music, delicious food and drink, a vibrant atmosphere, and so much more.
Located at the stunningly-situated Villa Marina Gardens on the bustling Douglas Promenade, Bushy’s TT Village has quickly become ‘the’ place to go for a good time before, after and (for some) during the races. It’s a festival within a festival, hosting live music gigs on the Main Stage both day and night and offering fresh artisan food and drink, branded merchandise and all the local and premium drinks one could ever wish for.
We’re proud to feature a diverse line-up showcasing some of the Island’s best local bands and all-time favourite UK artists, who set the Bushy’s stage alight with originals and well-known uplifting covers. Our lively and fun line-up is created to let the good times roll, no matter what your age or taste in music.
We have exciting new plans in store for 2019 including fun and informal hospitality for TT teams, corporate organisations, visiting bikers and groups of friends interested in experiencing an enhanced Bushy’s experience with tasty food, drinks and excellent views from the Upper Colonnade Terrace. A series of Pop-Up events will be a further new addition to take place on the elevated setting overlooking the vibrant festival and Douglas Promenade.
BUSHY’S TT VILLAGE
2019 sees the 22nd Anniversary of Bushy’s bringing together the crowds to celebrate an incredible global event which resonates with the locals and international visitors equally. Formerly occupying the original Bushy’s TT site opposite the legendary Bushy’s Bar and Brewery on Douglas promenade, we’re proud to say that the Bushy’s Beer Tent grew to become something of a TT institution.
In 2018 Bushy’s relocated to our new home at the Villa Marina Gardens where the event has expanded to great success with an extended footprint, increased facilities, more live acts, a colourful selection of food and drink – and, most importantly, more loyal fans!
It all started when Bushy’s Martin Brunnschweiler and sister Nicky decided to brew the popular Old Bushy’s Tail in the basement of their original Douglas premise Bar Zhivago. Quickly establishing wide popularity and a loyal following, Bushy’s added the nearby Rovers Return to its growing family. A pattern emerged as the Bushy’s brewery and network of pubs serving Bushy’s Island-wide and in the UK grew from strength to strength with the much-loved Bushy’s fox becoming a familiar face for Island residents and visitors alike.
Read more about the legacy of Bushy’s Brewery at: bushys.com/history
If you’d like to be part of our enthusiastic and hard-working team for TT 2019, please fill in the following form. We’re looking for hard-working team members. Bar or hospitality experience is a bonus, but not essential and we understand the value of transferable skills. Candidates will be considered for the Main Bars in the Village Gardens, and Premium Access and Hospitality Service in the Upper Colonnade.
The Bushy’s TT Village offers a powerful platform to amplify or activate your brand to a vast audience reaching 100,000+. Bushy’s has teamed up with local Sponsorship and Brand Partnership specialists Revel, to introduce a customisable selection of opportunities for local and national brands and organisations interested in taking advantage of this impacting event and campaign.
The Villa Marina Gardens are large and varied with ample opportunity to position brand prominently and advertise your business or brand. A number of spaces and options at varying price points are available.
More information on our Sponsorship & Advertising page.
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Bushy’s TT Village opens its doors on Saturday 25 May, culminating on Senior Race Day 7 June.
Doors open at 12pm
Doors close at 12am
Entrance to Bushy’s is free, with the exception of Sunday 26 May when a charitable donation of £2 will be taken on the door. Bushy’s is proud to support a number of local charities which they invite to circulate donation buckets during the two week event. These are excellent, worthwhile causes – we’d love it if you could help us in supporting them.
Bushy’s is a family-friendly event, but please be mindful that alcohol can only be served to those above the age of 18.
ENTERING & EXITING THE FESTIVAL
There is one main entrance to the Bushy’s TT Village site, which is located on Harris Promenade (between the Gaiety Theatre and the Villa Marina entrances).
There are two exits from the Village, both leading back out onto Harris Promenade.
Please be advised that, although our new site is nearly three times the capacity of our old site, we do sometimes still reach full capacity. Please do bear with us whilst space becomes available.
For anyone wishing to jump the queue during busy periods, premium access with queue jump and access to the Upper Colonnade Terrace will be available online and, availability providing, at the main entrance this year.
Please Note – There is no vehicle or motorcycle parking available within the Bushy’s TT Village
Event stewards and security team members can be found throughout the Village and are there to help you. Don’t be worried about asking for help in any situation, whether it’s asking for directions or to talk about something you might be worried about.
In the event of an emergency, please locate one of our security team who will be easily identified by their high visibility event tabards. If you’re unable to locate a member of the security team, then please approach any member of Bushy’s or Revel uniformed crew who will be able to locate the correct assistance for you.
In the event of a severe situation and the unlikely event you can’t find someone, please call 999.
ID – You may be required to show proof of age ID. Passport, drivers license or citizen card are all accepted. We will not accept photocopies of any form of ID.
Cash – Although card payments are accepted at the bars and with some vendors, there are no ATMs in the Village.
The following are not permitted to be brought into the Bushy’s TT Village:
Alcohol, Illegal Substances, Glass, Cans, Large Bags, BBQs, Gas Stoves, Chairs, Tables, Gazebos, Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons.
Persons found to be in possession of the above items will be refused entry or may be removed from the Bushy’s TT Village.
Bushy’s TT Village is located in an easily accessible, central location. Help us reduce the environmental impact of the event by using public transport to get to us, or travelling to the event by foot.
Address: Villa Marina Gardens, Harris Promenade, Douglas, IM1 2HJ
Please Note – There is no vehicle or motorcycle parking available within the Bushy’s TT Village.
Our team is taking steps towards a responsible approach to the environment. Requirements imposed by local infrastructure and amenities might be prohibitive in some cases, but we are taking a gradual approach to sustainability.
A number of reusable glasses will be used for service and available for purchase at the event from 2019. Our policy towards single use plastics is in-line with advice from DEFA (Department for Environment, Farming and Agriculture) and avoids using landfill.
Environmentally-friendly food service items will be used in the Upper Colonnade and food vendors are encouraged to adopt these items where possible.
Recycling bins are positioned around the site.