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Guernsey to get together for another music festival

Guernsey to get together for another music festival

Saturday 15 January 2022

Guernsey to get together for another music festival

Saturday 15 January 2022

The Guernsey Together Festival will be staged again in 2022 and organisers are planning how to reduce queues to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

The second Guernsey Together Festival is scheduled for 28 May. The line up of bands performing is due to be announced from 24 January.

Organisers say that after the success of the first Festival in 2021 they felt compelled to stage their event again this year.

Guernsey_Together 2021

Pictured: The 2021 Festival was a big success with entertainment for all ages. 

One of the organisers is Alex Lock of Fusion Nightclub.

"We have taken another leap of faith and are well under way organising logistics for 2022 and working our way through little issues that popped up during the event to make sure 2022 is even better," said Mr Lock. 

"We couldn't have asked for a better event last year. 4000 tickets sold in nearly three hours, which was outstanding. The sun was shining and people were having fun with family and friends after spending another stint in lockdown."

Among the issues highlighted during the 2021 Festival were lengthy queues to get into the site, to buy drinks tokens and to go to the toilet.

Mr Lock said they are on organisers' list of improvements for this year. 

He also said that more people will be able to attend with a big increase planned in facilities such as the number of portable toilets on site. 

"We are hoping to increase the capacity of this year's event, which means fewer people will miss out like they did last year," said Mr Lock.

"We're adding another stage in to showcase even more local bands and artists and we're looking for more traders that cater to young adults and families to give them a more diverse range of entertainment.

"And of course another sell out is on the cards, so we recommend being quick on getting your tickets.

"We hope we can really cement this date in the Guernsey diary and continue to bring an annual festival to the island for years to come."

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Pictured: The 2021 Guernsey Together Festival started during the day and went on until late in the evening. 

Mr Lock said that buying tickets in advance helps organisers plan for the large crowds expected. In return, they are planning to make it easier for people to relax within the Festival grounds. 

"We are changing a few things to make the event a bit more relaxed on certain rules," he said.

"This year, we will be allowing people to bring in their own water, fold up chairs and picnic blankets to relax - in the sun, we hope - and people will be able to come and go at the site as they please.

"Last year, we saw some lengthy queues for certain things like toilets and tokens. To combat these issues, we are adding a lot more toilets to the festival site.

"As for tokens, this year attendees will be able to pre-purchase their tokens for the bar when they buy tickets, and if they're lucky enough to be one of the limited amount of people who pre-register they will be able to pick up their tokens and wristbands 48 hours before the festival opens, which means they can walk straight into the festival once it's open after a quick security check."

Mr Lock said the line up of bands will be announced during the week of Monday 24 January.

People can pre-register for Festival tickets from Monday 17 January. They will then have priority to purchase tickets from 06:00 on Sunday 30 January.  Remaining tickets will go on general sale from 18:00 on Monday 31 January.

Pictured top: The 2022 Guernsey Together Festival will follow essentially the same format as the 2021 event, but with a few changes. There is more information HERE. 

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