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The Balcony Gigs will go on!

The Balcony Gigs will go on!

Sunday 05 July 2020

The Balcony Gigs will go on!


Despite having been cancelled earlier this year due to corona virus, the 2020 Cobo Balcony Gigs will go ahead.

The popular series of live music performances will take place throughout August and September, with support from JT.

Due to remaining travel restrictions, the free events will feature only local bands this year. The programme has been put together with a 'Guernsey Together' theme, encouraging gig-goers to celebrate together and support one another.

"Having gone through such challenging times, it's fantastic we can come together and celebrate - we have a reason to party," said David Nussbaumer, who organises the events for Cobo Bay Hotel. "We are thrilled to be able to put on the Balcony Gigs this year, working with our long-term partner JT to bring islanders of all ages together.

Cobo Bay beach

Pictured: The gigs are held at Cobo.

"It would have been really disappointing if the Balcony Gigs couldn't have gone ahead when it's such a big event in the island's calendar year. Through our partnership with JT, we have been providing memorable community events that don't involve travel or a ticket cost and we promise 2020 will bring a special close to the summer with a great atmosphere of local music, sun and fun for all the family."

The series kicks off on Sunday 2 August with The Big Band, followed by four more events up until 27 September.

"For almost a decade now we've been partnering with Cobo Bay Hotel," added JT's Deputy Managing Director in Guernsey, Tamara O'Brien. "It just wouldn't be summer without Guernsey's famous Balcony Gigs and we're delighted the event series is able to go ahead. Bringing islanders together to enjoy the summer with free music and celebrate the place we call home is what this is all about.

"This year, we will be celebrating everything that the Guernsey music scene has to offer with a local line-up of home-grown talent.

"Islanders have shown such resilience and a real sense of community throughout the pandemic, which is a cause for celebration as we 'build back better'. This year's event series will be one to remember."

JT will be streaming highlights of the events on Facebook so those who can't attend can still enjoy the music from wherever they are.

Those attending the events are asked to take their own litter home and leave Cobo Bay rubbish-free.

Pictured top: A previous Cobo Balcony Gig.

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