How do you strike a balance between practical and fashionable? This question is always tricky to answer, and when it comes to music festival fashion, it’s almost impossible. You never really know what weather or conditions you’re going to have to endure for hours on end, but you need to try and make yourself as comfortable as possible for the duration while still looking stylish – after all, you’re likely to be seen by thousands of people. Luckily we have a few suggestions for getting that balance right.
Lightweight layers are a great solution for unpredictable weather, especially for festivals like Jersey Live which is a little after the peak of summer – you never know when it might turn colder. The beauty of having a few thin layers is you can adapt your outfit easily to control your temperature – if you’re lucky enough for the sun to come out, just tie one round your waist. A scarf can keep your warm or be used to wrap your hair up safely if it doesn’t stand up to the weather (or lack of showering).
Never rely on sunny weather at a festival. If you don’t take a jacket of any kind in fear of the heat in the crowds, you’re pretty much guaranteed to suffer through a cold, wet weekend. Invest in a practical mac that can fold up to fit in your bag when you don’t need it. This minimises the hassle of carrying round an extra layer, and maximises your defences against the British weather.Continue Reading
Looking to travel to the Jersey Live festival and see as much as you can of the island while you’re here? Camping is a fantastic option, but for many people an even better idea is to bring your own camper van with you. They’re a little retro, but well worth it for trips like this, packing all the practical essentials into one cool package. If you opt for a camper van conversion to personalise your motorhome or build it from scratch, you can pack even more awesome features in and squeeze even more value out of your trip. But what are our top tips for planning your camper van holiday to Jersey?
Consider the cost –
In many cases, a camper van will work out really cheap, especially for a group of people travelling and camping together. With travel and accommodation all rolled into one for the entire duration, you can forget paying for buses, camp sites and other costs. Just make sure you work everything out roughly in advance, so there are no surprise expenses.
Invest in the essentials –
Your camper, motorhome or converted van may be a little rough around the edges, which is fine, but some important features can save a lot of hassle and money. A fitted gas hob (not just a basic camping stove) and a fridge will make it so much easier to store food that you should be able to cater for yourself much better. A shower and toilet might be an option, too, but consider the potential consequences of not looking after it properly!Continue Reading
After 2015’s highly successful Jersey Live festival, organisers were quick to look at ways of matching and even surpassing that in 2016. Highlights of last year’s line-up included George Ezra, The Proclaimers and Rudimental, who entertained the crowd for a whole memorable weekend. Hoping to live up to the high standard set by last year’s headliners are the following acts.
Grammy-nominated duo Disclosure will be headlining the Saturday night slot on September 3rd. The platinum-selling brothers, who recently played to a crowd of 50,000 at Glastonbury, are taking over the coveted slot that has been traditionally filled by similarly popular acts from similar genres, including Basement Jaxx, Chase & Status and Fatboy Slim. Expect the duo to keep the dance crowd happy with hits from their two albums, Settle and Caracal, featuring the likes of Lorde, AlunaGeorge and Sam Smith.
The legendary London ska band are preparing to release a new album this October, Can’t Touch Us Now, and in support of the project Jersey Live will be one of their first live performances. “The Nutty Boys” have been entertaining massive crowds for decades, and it’s a great thing for the festival to have secured them for the Sunday 4th September headline slot. Madness previously headlined the festival five years ago, making their return even more exciting.Continue Reading