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
After 10 years of the festival being held on the island, Jersey Live was finally granted a camping licence in 2013 and ever since has grown even further into a full-blown music festival. Being able to offer official camping facilities close to the Royal Jersey Showground, La Route de la Trinité means visitors to the island can enjoy the full experience of camping nearby and enjoying the great entertainment on offer during the days and evenings at Jersey Live. Here are the top choices of campsites for the time of the festival (3rd-4th September 2016).
Beuvelande Camp Site
One of the island’s largest sites, this 10-acre area is the only AA five-pennant rated campsite in Jersey. It has great facilities on offer, including smart toilet block and a laundry room, as well as a restaurant and small supermarket on site. Not only that, but 50% of the pitches have an electricity supply so you can keep your phone and other devices charged for your time at the festival. There’s even a large heated pool if you get time for some swimming.
Rozel Camping Park
You’ll also find half of the pitches have electricity at Rozel Camping Park in St. Martin’s. It features similar amenities to Beuveland including multiple swimming pools and a shop stocking fresh food and drinks plus camping supplies and tools you might have forgotten to pack. The unique benefit of this site is its amazing view of the French coastline across the Channel.Continue Reading
If you’re visiting Jersey for the festival and it’s your first time on the island, we highly recommend taking a look at some of the other great attractions on offer. It’s a beautiful place and probably one of the UK’s most underrated tourist destinations. Here are some of our favourite places to visit and activities to try.
St. Brelade’s Bay Beach
Consistently voted Jersey’s #1 attraction, this beautiful sandy beach is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing away from the festival scene. You can relax in the sun outside one of the many cafes and restaurants, or for something more exciting, get involved with some water sports, including kayaking and diving. There’s plenty of space for everyone to enjoy themselves here.
Seafari Boat Trips
Departing from either St. Helier or St. Catherine’s, you can embark on a Seafari tour of the stunning seas around Jersey’s coastline. You’ll be taken right out to some of the tiny islands off the shore, the perfect location for spotting sealife including dolphins and seals. You can even cross the Channel and make a quick stop-off in France for lunch!Continue Reading