CultureA Summer of Festivals

A Summer of Festivals

Jersey’s appetite for large scale public music and arts events is certainly growing, with event organisers keen to satisfy the hunger. With Big Gig/Legends in the Park getting cancelled last month, the summer events landscape has lost some shine for the chart pop and classic act fans bu this summer seems to be bringing with it more events than ever.

By the time we hit the streets we’ll just have had the beach vibes of Sunshine and Good Vibrations will be upon us.  Those with a penchant for the electronic will be well served with the Togetherparties / Blkout combo OutThere bringing Sub FocusFisher, Hybridminds and Subzero to the lovely Val de la Mare site on 7/7 next month along with Reasons pulling a great line up this year on the 28th, headed up by the legends Sasha and Roni Sizeand a solid line-up of stages, guided by their events of the last few years. The summer is closed off again by Weekender, set to build on its first event last year with a stellar line up of global acts with

Calling Beach Boys (and Girls).

It’s time to channel your inner 80s surf movie as The Mango Tree get ready for the return of 2017s ‘funnest’ beach festival, Good Vibrations, hitting St Ouen’s Bay on 3rd/4th June. Centred around promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle and encouraging people to partake in outdoor sport and activities, it’s a day of complete 80s themed fun, incorporating activities such as surfing, football, music, workshops, stalls as well as remit to raise awareness of  mental health! Expect dodgy mullets, moustaches, tight & bright clothing to be the call of the day.

Surf’s Up, Ace.

The surf contest is back and they’ll be encouraging participation from surfers and NON-Surfers. The entry fee gives each participant entry to the twin fin competition which is purely based on how much fun a competitor has as opposed to the ability of the surfer (extra points for Good fancy dress). Each heat is 15 minutes long and has 6 competitors with the top three surfers advancing to the next heat!  The entry fee for the surf competition (which includes 1 limited edition GV Teeshirt, 1x Free beer, 1 X meal voucher) is £15.

Samba style…

The Mind Jersey 5 a side beach football is back and capped at 8 teams with all money raised going straight to their chosen charity, Mind Jersey. All 8 teams will play each other with the top 4 teams making the Semi-finals and then the finals where a champion will be crowned! A penalty competition will take place while the other teams play to keep the spectators amused.

An afternoon of live music

Throughout the day, attendees have the pleasure of hearing some of the Channel Islands top up and coming bands, who will be playing on the Breda Stage opposite the Watersplash. Bands will start from 1pm and will continue into the afterparty. Reasons DJs will also be spinning tunes between band slots.

And a proper Splash night.

The afterparty will be hosted in the nightclub of the Watersplash where 80s icons/arch nemesis Steve Nash & Chuck Venice will be going head to head in the room two for an 80s roller disco themed takeover!  Reggae infused legends Benny The Moth will open up room one followed by funk and reggae masters The Smooth Hounds with punk rockers Short Was Found finishing the night off! Doors open at 10PM & Close at 2am with tickets priced at £12.

All that, some HIIT sessions throughout the day  as well as stalls, face painting and general festivities. Get down there.

Tickets available through eventbrite with physical tickets will also be on sale at Madhatter Surf Shop.

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