TT FAN PARK

TT fans will have much more to savour away from the course in 2020 with the introduction of the TT Fan Park adjacent to the TT Grandstand in Noble’s Park. Open across the last summer bank holiday weekend, the Fan Park is the only place to be for all the official Classic TT entertainment.

Free to attend and boasting a packed schedule of daily content, the Fan Park will host chat shows, signings, competitions, award-winning live music and more. Fans will also be able to take in all the big screen action, attend the official prize presentations, indulge in the best street food, and grab a refreshing drink or two from The Trackside.

Bursting into life on Friday 28th August, the entertainment gets underway with our big screen series; Breakfast by the Big Screen. It’s the perfect way to start your day, with the classic biking action guaranteed to rev you up for the afternoon’s final qualifying session. There’s also live music from the New Orleans inspired group, The Delta Trio, fuelled by the stunning guitar licks of top axe man, Marcus Bonfanti. Marcus and his band mates will be sound tracking lunch times across the weekend, serving up a rich platter of bouncing blues and jiving jazz to keep the juices flowing.

As roads open, race fans will have the opportunity to see their heroes up close as the Fan Park gives way to live chat and rider appearances – and there’s more music in the evening too, with retro-inspired DJ duo, The Smoking Guns, delivering the first of their nightly extended sets. Friday’s entertainment is rounded off by a special Sundown Cinema screening of Richard Linklater’s classic ‘70s set movie, Dazed and Confused, complete with its sizzling soundtrack and stellar cast.

Saturday 29th marks the beginning of racing, and the Fan Park will again reverberate to the sounds of classic bike action with another round of Big Screen presentations, live music, chat and insight. The Smoking Guns will also be striding back into town to round off another superb day on the Isle of Man.

Sunday in the park is all about the Festival in a Day. This brand-new event offers a heady mix of fabulous biking nostalgia, sporting history, music, film and entertainment.

Just one of the big draws for all motorcycling fans will be the live stream of the British MotoGP, whilst the big screen will also be showing a superb double bill of films celebrating the life and career of the legendary John Surtees. The films are just part of the weekend’s activities celebrating the life and career of the racing legend with some of John’s closest family and friends not only featuring here, but joining TT legend Charlie Williams for a very special round of chat and insight.

Meanwhile, our TT Fan Park presenter, Chris Pritchard, will be welcoming many more famous faces to the stage as the riders still racing at the sharp end join Chris for The Riders' Show. Lifting the lid on the week’s racing, the current stars of the TT need little excuse to let their hair down, and the Classic TT has long proven to be the place for everyone to have a bit of fun.

Between the chat and the biking action, there’s also a packed schedule of retro-inspired live music from Woodstock influenced rockers, Jawbone – as well as top live outfit, Wille & The Bandits, who are flying in specially to bring their Zeppelin-esque riffs and Floydian soundscapes to the TT Fan Park.

With racing taking centre stage on Monday 31st, visitors to the Fan Park can revel in all the excitement that surrounds the culmination of the race programme. And this year, fans can also show their appreciation for the stars of the Classic TT Races, as the Official Prize Presentation moves to the TT Fan Park. Set to be a popular addition to the off-track entertainment schedule, the presentations will give fans the opportunity to get closer than ever before to their heroes as they celebrate their respective achievements.

With Michelle and Iraina of The Smoking Guns ready to take over and deliver the last of their retro-infused DJ sets, fans also get to party with the paddock and bring the curtain down on Classic TT 2020 in perfect style.