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Countdown to Guernsey's longest running music festival

Countdown to Guernsey's longest running music festival

Thursday 17 August 2023

Countdown to Guernsey's longest running music festival

Thursday 17 August 2023

The countdown is on to this year’s Vale Earth Fair.

Next week volunteers will be at the Vale Castle to begin set-up for the music festival which takes place from noon on Sunday 27 August.

It is being headlined by Bob Vylan, who last year won the MOBO Award for best alternative act and Kerrang! Best Album.

Spread across five stages, the event is Guernsey’s longest running music festival and this year raises money for the Linda Norgrove Foundation, Burma Campaign UK and Safer.

Express readers have a chance to win a pair of tickets by signing up to our email.

Collective member Jade Kershaw said: “We have so many great local and UK acts to show you and we are so excited."

Bob Vylan have recently released a new single, Dream Big, following on from their multi-award winning 2022 album Bob Vylan Presents: The Price of Life. 

Reggae artist Kiko Bun will also be performing with his backing band Run Come Down and is expected to be a big draw.

The event only happens because of the volunteers giving up their time.

Anyone interested in helping out for a few hours on the bar, painting boards, ticket taking or selling merchandise, in exchange for a ticket, should contact

A warm-up gig takes place on Saturday 26 August with Jersey’s Perchard Wall and Guernsey’s Tantale.

A wind-down on Monday 28 August will feature Swajen, also from Jersey, Bournemouth’s garage rock n’ rollers The Electric Shakes and Baron DenDen (Imperial Leisure).

Both those events take place at the De La Rue.

Vale Earth Fair tickets are available in advance from

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