Lissie and Frank Turner added to Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts

Posted on 26 March 2011
By Pierce King
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The Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts has announced two major additions to the line up. Joining the festivities will be none other than American folk rock artist Lissie and British folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner.

Lissie has had an impressive rise to stardom over the last 18 months. A truly breathtaking performer who will provide the perfect soundtrack for a sunny Sunday afternoon at the main stage.

The Island of Guernsey is set to host the inaugural Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 2/3rd July.

A veritable feast of 80+ musical acts such as Ocean Colour Scene, The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Example, Lissie and The Go! Team are set to play to 10,000+ music and arts aficionados who will set up camp at The Rabbit Warren, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson for a weekend packed with a plethora of performing artists.

Set in idyllic Guernsey countryside, yet within a stones throw of the island’s capital, St Peter Port, ‘The Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts’ will host over 80 music acts across four spectacular arenas.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy headline acts at the Main Stage, the cream of the international DJ scene at the ‘Infectious Rhythm Dance Arena’ and ‘The Get Down Stage’, and will also be able to see the rising talent from the local area at the ‘Chaos Stage’.

The festival will also offer a host of other attractions such as a specialised Arts Area, a Spine Ramp for skateboarders and BMXers, the worlds tallest mobile Reverse Bungee Rocket, market stalls, and also the obligatory plethora of concessionaires to feed and water the happy masses.

Having previously promoted a string of successful theatre and music events on the Island, Paul and Jon Stephen said the need for a large-scale music event on the island was now needed.

Jon said: “We wanted to continue to bring live entertainment to Guernsey, including more shows and music events, but also knew that there was a thirst for a large scale festival on the island, with big name acts…”