The Island of Guernsey is set to host the inaugural ‘Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts’ over the weekend of Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2011. And with new additions Primal Scream and Chipmunk joining the line-up the weekend will provide something for music fans of all generations.
Primal Scream really need no introduction. Their seminal 1991 album ‘Screamadelica’ won the first ever Mercury Music Prize and received critical acclaim. Guernsey will no doubt welcome the alternative rockers with open arms as they perform their most famous body of work.
MOBO award winner Chipmunk has set the UK charts alight with no less than five No.1 singles and a debut album charting at No.2. With his second album on the way he is sure to be hot property once again in 2011.
Don’t forget this is in addition to the acts already announced including, Ocean Colour Scene, The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Example, Lissie, The Go! Team, Bonobo, Quantic, Seb Fontaine, Krafty Kuts, Greg Wilson and many more.
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…”