Jersey Live

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Live Jersey Festival
Jersey Live logo 2013.png
Genre Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Dance.
Dates First weekend following the August Bank Holiday (2 days)
Location(s) Jersey, Channel Islands
Years active 2004–2016[1]
Founded by Warren Le Sueur and Warren Holt[2]

Jersey Live Music Festival (alternatively Jersey Live) was a music festival held annually at The Royal Jersey Showground in the parish of Trinity, Jersey between 2004 and 2016. Tickets for the performance were sold on the Jersey Live official website, and discounted tickets sites such as Viagogo. [3]


The brainchild of local promoter/DJs Warren Holt and Warren Le Sueur, who were inspired by annual visits to Glastonbury Festival, Jersey Live started out as a 4,000-capacity, one-day event in 2004 with music across two stages. The festival took place over two days and grew in size each year, with six stages featuring live music, DJs and as of 2013, comedy and spoken word. Jersey Live had capacity for an attendance of 10,000 people per day, selling out at that capacity for the first time in 2010. The organisers expressed a desire to expand the capacity, and include on-site camping.[4]

The festival was sponsored each year by local telecommunications company JT, who host the JT Stage at the festival. The other five stages are the Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Field Stage, Hospitality Stage and Full Flow Locale DJ Tent. The festival had featured performances from a number of major stars of indie and dance music since 2004 including Paul Weller, The Prodigy, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal and Chase & Status. The festival's line up was typically composed of established mainstream indie and dance acts on the Main and Dance stages, with up-and-coming artists of a wide range of genres spanning folk, hip-hop, punk, ska and reggae, as well as a number of local acts, making up the lineup elsewhere at the festival. Amongst the artists to have performed at Jersey Live in the early stages of their careers before going on to become considerably higher in profile, are Foals, Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran and Razorlight.

Jersey Live had been described as "Surreal, sexy and super cool" by Kasbian's Tom Meighan, as having "more pulling power than any other small festival" by BBC Radio 1's Edith Bowman. Bowman, along with Zane Lowe, hosted the Main Stage in 2006 and had been followed in subsequent years by Huw Stephens, Craig Charles and Mani of The Stone Roses, who have all acted as Main Stage compere at the festival.

Jersey Live was attended by locals and visitors to the island, with non-locals accounting for a quarter of the attendance.[citation needed] Set in the rural heart of the island of Jersey, Channel Islands, only 14 miles from the coast of France, Jersey Live was the British Isles' sunniest and most southerly festival.

On 26 January 2017, the organisers announced that Jersey Live was cancelled for 2017 and would not return. Warren Holt and Warren Le Sueur had decided to 'end their adventure' and pursue other projects.[5]


Since 2009, the festival typically had the following stages;[6]

  • Main stage
  • Dance stage
  • Family Field stage
  • Hospitality stage – entry restricted to specific ticket types.
  • JT stage
  • Fullflow Locale DJ stage


A festival was held on the weekend of 30 August and 31 August 2014.[7]

Main Stage Dance Stage JT Stage in Par 4 Hospitality Stage Fullflow Stage
Saturday 30 August
  • David Rodigan MBE
  • The Doors Alive
  • Clashmar
  • Frankie Davies
  • Mo'Matic DJ Set
  • Laura Butlin
  • Steve Ferbrache
  • Carl Scott
  • Jon Peacock
  • Ross Hunter
  • Craig Alder
  • Griff
  • Tony Safe
  • Rory Neil
  • Del McKeown
  • Paul Shoer
  • Colin Moore
  • Double P
  • Ben Newman
Sunday 31 August
  • Mark Knight
  • Catz 'N' Dogz
  • Redlight
  • Pete de Momme
  • Stuart King
  • Ben Rocksteady
  • Dreadzone
  • Billy Rowan
  • Sergeant Pipon
  • Shlomo beatbox Adventure for Kids
  • Anna the Hulagan
  • Schema
  • Terminal State
  • Spim
  • Simon Gasston
  • Ben Newman
  • Ryan Herve
  • Hannah Jacques
  • John O'Connell
  • Andy Manson
  • Colin Moore & Double P


A festival was held on the weekend of 31 August and 1 September 2013.[8] For the first time, the festival was granted permission to provide a campsite.[9] However, the provision of camping was cancelled by the festival organisers due to a lack of demand.[10]

Main Stage Dance Stage JT Stage Folklore Stage Hospitality Stage
Saturday 31 August
Sunday 1 September
  • Lewis Watson
  • Wolf People
  • Teddy
  • Bob Baker
  • Alfresco Bandits
  • Billy Rowan (The Undercover Hippy)
  • Neville Staple
  • Howard Marks
  • Simon Evans
  • Monty Taft


The festival was held on 1 and 2 September 2012.[12]

The table below lists the acts that performed.

In May, Trinity's Constable John Gallichan declared that festival goers below the age of 16 would have to be accompanied by an adult, at the 2012 event, as measure to reduce underage drinking.[13]

Main Stage Dance Stage JT Stage SoBe Stage Hospitality Stage
Sat 1 September
  • Friends
  • Bwani Junction (UK band)
  • The Valentines
  • The Bloody Battle
  • The Centeniers
  • U.G. & B-Eazy
  • BBC Jersey Live Show
Sun 2 September
  • The Janice Graham Band
  • Bwani Junction
  • Brave Yesterday
  • Ed & BJ
  • Monty Taft
  • Jake Bugg
  • Nina Nesbitt
  • The Recks
  • Badlabecques
  • Rosie Barrett


The 2011 festival was held on 3 and 4 September 2011, and sponsored by Jersey Telecom.

The attendance was 10,000 per day.[4]

There were disputed reports of excessive drinking by under-age people.[18]

Main Stage Dance Arena Sobe Stage Tease Stage Hospitality Stage
Sat 3 September
Sun 4 September


Jersey Telecom renewed their sponsorship agreement of Jersey Live for a fifth year.[20]

Main Stage hosted by Mani (Stone Roses/Primal Scream).

Main Stage Dance Arena Hospitality Stage Les Inrocks Magic Stage Wild West Tease Stage
Sat 4 September
  • Caspa & MC Rod Azlan (Headline)
  • DJ Switch[21]
  • Teenage Bad Girl
  • Rico Tubbs
  • DJ Rafik
  • Schema
  • Brobots
  • Ryan Herve
  • Sasha Le Monnier
  • Tharindu Elkin
  • Jamaica (Headline)
  • Here We Go Magic
  • Rubin Steiner
  • We Are Enfant Terrible
  • Muchuu
  • The Valentines
  • Pirate Video Company
  • The Hats
  • Bones
  • The Valentines
  • Dinosaur Collective
  • Quick & The Dead
  • Last Of The Light Brigade
  • The Wizz
  • The Midnight Expresso
  • Lloyd Yates Band
  • The Centeniers
  • Benny The Moth
  • Clockwork Sodomy
  • Tom Butel
Sun 5 September
  • Count Sizzle
  • Darwin Deez
  • Rubin Steiner
  • We Are Enfant Terrible
  • Hip Hoperation
  • Lloyd Yates
  • Comedy
  • Sound of Guns
  • Brave Yesterday
  • The Bloody Battle
  • Hold Your Fire!
  • Lizzard Channel
  • Little Big Band
  • Kevin Pallot & The Pinnacles
  • All In Human Trainwreck
  • The Mulburys
  • The Hype
  • Didgeridoo Bruce


Around 9,000 people attended in 2009.[22]

Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena Les Inrocks Stage VIP Spiegel Tent The Big Tease Tent
Sat 5 September
  • Marvel
  • Black Stats
  • The Valentines
  • The Speedways
  • The Little Big Band
  • Kevin Pallot & The Pinnacles
  • Banquet
  • The Blind Drivers
  • The Freewheelers
  • Off Limits
Sun 6 September
  • Emily Loizeau
  • Gablé
  • Cocoon
  • The Valentines
  • Bruce Carnegie
  • Oneofakind
  • Count Sizzle
  • Brave Yesterday
  • The Dirty Aces
  • Celadores
  • The Centeniers
  • Lloyd Yates
  • The Porcupine Effect
  • Benny The Moth
  • Laurel Canyon
  • The Empty 7
  • Annie Law


Main stage in 2008.
Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena
Sat 30 August
Sun 31 August


Main stage in 2007.
Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena
Sat 1 September
Sun 2 September


In 2006, 7,500 people attended the festival.

Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena


Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena


Positiv Main Stage Theory Dance Arena

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jersey Live Axed: Island's Biggest Music Festival Ends After 13 Years". Jersey Evening Post. 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jersey Live 2011 sponsorship confirmed". 13 December 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "BBC News – Move to expand Jersey Live to three days". BBC. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Press Release". 26 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jersey Live Festival of Music 2011 Official Programme". 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Jersey Live Festival of Music 2014
  8. ^ Jersey Live Festival of Music 2013
  9. ^ "BBC News - Jersey Live festival gets camping approval". Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  10. ^ "Change of plans for Jersey Live « Jersey Evening Post". 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  11. ^ "Jersey Live headliner confirmed as Fatboy Slim". Jersey Live headliner confirmed as Fatboy Slim. BBC. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "BBC News - Thousands see Noel Gallagher and others at Jersey Live 2012". 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  13. ^ "Stricter rules at this year's Jersey Live says Constable". 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  14. ^ "Rizzle Kicks to perform at Jersey Live music festival". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  15. ^ "Jersey Live announce James Zabiela for the Dance Arena". 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  16. ^ "New Additions to the Jersey Live Line Up: Rizzle Kicks, David Holmes and many more". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  17. ^ "Noel Gallagher to headline Jersey Live music festival". 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  18. ^ "BBC News – Jersey Live organisers dispute drinking comments". BBC. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Little Big Band and Bloody Battle win festival slot". 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  20. ^ "JT to sponsor Jersey Live for fifth year". Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "More Acts Added To Jersey Live Line Up!". Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  22. ^ Howells, Max (7 September 2009). "Curtain falls on Jersey Live". BBC News. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  23. ^ "Fratellis". 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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