Opening the Main Stage on the Saturday (31st August) of the festival are London-based art pop four-piece Teddy. Formed in Jersey by Tom Falle and Eddy Bailhache, their influences include Talking Heads, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, and the outfit combine an experimental sensibility with a passion for clever pop tunes.
Meanwhile over in the JT Arena, several Jersey Live favourites return; pop-punk outfit and previous Main Stagers Brave Yesterday appear, as do UK-based ‘math-punk’ band Pirate Video Company – both of whom were booked for prestigious slots at Glastonbury Festival in 2011. Another returning act are former Junior Battle of the Bands winners Alfresco Bandits, and making their festival debuts are prog-rockersHarlequin Knights (featuring members of Velofax, The Author and Inside Job) and singer-songwriter Bob Baker, and the stage will opened on Saturday 31st August once again by the winners of the Junior Battle of the Band.
The new Folklore Stage, headlined by The Neville Staple Band and Dry the River, sees Jerriaise pop-folk band Badlabeques bring their uptempo and updated traditional Jersey-French songs to kick off proceedings on the Saturday, whilst local cult heroes, the always entertaining (and never without tongue firmly in cheek) Sergeant Pipon’s Lonely Hearts Club Band finally make their long-overdue debut Jersey Live appearance.
The Hospitality Stage, whose lineup features a number of exclusive live, DJ and standup comedy and spoken word sets, is opened by singer-songwriter Laura Butlin (Saturday 31st August) and last year’s Spring Spectacular winner and Main Stage opener, the super-talented fourteen year-old Monty Taft opening the Sunday bill.
Finally, the Full Flow Locale Dance Tent, curated by local DJ Griff, returns to showcase the best of Jersey’s DJ talent. A relatively recent addition to Jersey Live, making its first appearance at the festival in 2010, the tent is now a staple part of the festival, and this year’s highlights include sets from dubsteppers Schema, Hip Hop/funk/breaks duo Fuzzbox Inc and Jersey Live co-founder Warren Le Sueur, as well as numerous other DJs spanning electronic genres from drum & bass to techno and everything inbetween.
Set in the lush countryside surrounds of the Parish of Trinity, Jersey Live is the UK’s southernmost festival and with more sunshine than any other part of the British Isles, and one of the warmest, friendliest festival audiences you could hope to encounter, it’s the perfect festival destination.
Keep your eyes peeled for more line up announcements across the seven stages, to be made in the coming weeks! For more information, please visit www.jerseylive.org.uk
Co-organiser Warren Holt:
“We’ve always felt it’s important to showcase local artists at Jersey Live, not simply to give them a leg up but because there are genuine musical talents on this small nine-by-five rock of ours who deserve the opportunity to perform alongside established international acts. There are some great returning acts like Pirate Video Company and Monty Taft, as well as some new bands that haven’t performed here before. I think anyone who’s seen Sergeant Pipon in action before will be putting an immediate circle around their name on the line up! We’re very nearly done with the line up, and will be announcing the last few names in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!”
Tamara O’Brien, Head of Marketing & Brand at JT:
“Promoting home grown talent is an idea very close to our hearts at JT, and we are delighted that some very talented local performers are going to have the opportunity of playing at Jersey Live at the JT Arena. We are proud to be supporting this fantastic community event and just like everyone else, we can’t wait for it to begin.”
FATBOY SLIM / EXAMPLE
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS / BASTILLE / THE CRIBS
DINOSAUR JR / THE ENEMY / PETE TONG / TOM ODELL / THE 1975 GABRIELLE APLIN / DEAP VALLY / NETSKY & MC DYNAMITE
JOHN COOPER CLARKE / DRY THE RIVER / NINA NESBITT / THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND / HOWARD MARKS / SHLOMO
CAMO & KROOKED / DOCTOR P / DUSKY / WAZE & ODYSSEY / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
HOT SINCE 82 / CLEAN BANDIT LEWIS WATSON / WOLF PEOPLE / RUSS CHIMES / SKIP & DIE
SIMON EVANS / CRAIG CHARLES / KANKA / COUNT SIZZLE / TEDDY / PIRATE VIDEO COMPANY / BRAVE YESTERDAY
BADLABECQUES / HARLEQUIN KNIGHTS / SERGEANT PIPON / LAURA BUTLIN / ALFRESCO BANDITS / BOB BAKER
MONTY TAFT / FULL FLOW LOCALE DJS