Folklore to take place at Val De La Mare, St Peter, for a one-day event on Sunday 14th June

Folklore have announced the artists to play the one day music event in June. Headliners James will share the bill with Nerina Pallot, Reef, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Dreadzone, LLoyd Yates, The Doors Alive and Tadhg Daly.

Sunday 14th June 2015, 12:30 – 22:30
Subject to the organisers gaining the Bailiffs permission

JERSEY, 2015-3-9 — /Travel PR News/ — In news that will delight Channel Island music fans, Folklore returns to Jersey’s shores after a three-year hiatus, following an unforgettable inaugural event in 2012. Created and produced by the organisers of the Channel Islands biggest music event, Jersey Live, Folklore’s celebration of music and arts is set to take place in its new home of Val De La Mare, St Peter, for a one-day event on Sunday 14th June.

Set just off the Five Mile Road and with the surfers beach and expanse of the Atlantic Ocean on its doorstep, there couldn’t be a more perfect location to enjoy your first outdoor music event of the summer.

A celebration of rock, folk, reggae and dub artists, as well as alternative music, comedy and poetry, Folklore has a capacity of just 4,000 and in 2012 saw unforgettable performances from the legendary Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Lee Scratch Perry and Joan Armatrading. In 2013 Jersey Live presented the Folklore Stage with performances from the likes of John Cooper Clarke, Dry The River and The Specials’ Neville Staple, and this year’s line up features a richly diverse musical offering once again.

Headlining on the Main Stage are the legendary James, perhaps best known for their anthemic hits ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s a Star’ and ‘Laid’. Formed in Manchester in 1982, the band caught the attention of the legendary music impresario Tony Wilson at a performance at the (equally legendary) Hacienda Club, leading to a deal with Wilson’s Factory Records. It was, however, after signing to Rough Trade in 1988 that the band’s star began to soar, and with the release of third LP Gold Mother in 1990, which reached number 2 in the UK album charts, and the advent of the burgeoning ‘Madchester’ scene, James laid the foundations for a career that would see them become regarded as icons of the British indie music scene.

Their 13th studio album La Petite Mort was released last year to critical acclaim and hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by The Guardian featuring the singles ‘Moving On’, ’Frozen Britain’ ‘Curse Curse’ and “All I’m saying”, all mainstays on BBC6 Music.

Joining them on the bill is one of Jersey’s brightest musical stars, Ivor Novello nominated singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot. As well as releasing four albums, she has written for other artists including Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. Born and raised in Jersey, and educated at Jersey College for Girls, Pallot retains strong links with the island, returning to perform sold out shows at Jersey Opera House on several occasions in recent years.

Also on the bill are Glastonbury-born rockers Reef, whose 1996 single ‘Place Your Hands’ remains one of the most anthemic hits of the 1990s, and Leeds-based 9-piece outfit Gentleman’s Dub Club, whose cacophony of trumpet, trombones, sax and guitars has made them one of the best-loved bands on the festival circuit. In addition to their ska and dub offerings, another festival favourite Dreadzone will bring their roots reggae to the island for a second time, having gone down a storm at Jersey Live last September. Born out of the ashes of Mick Jones’ Big Audio Dynamite, Dreadzone were a favourite of the late, great radio DJ John Peel, and are sure to be a favourite of the Folklore audience too. Another Jersey Live 2014 hit joins the Folklore bill in the shape of Doors tribute band The Doors Alive. The Main Stage line up is completed by Jersey star, folk troubadour Lloyd Yates and an up and-coming talent in the same mould, Tadhg Daly, whose rootsy folk stylings have seen him amass a loyal following on the island.

In addition to the Main Stage action, the Agapanthus Stage returns in partnership with Jersey Arts Trust after its popularity in 2012, with an array of comedians, musicians and spoken word artists to be announced soon. A new third area has been added, the Islands Stage, showcasing the best live acts from Jersey and its neighbouring islands, with Kevin Pallot and Pirate Party Brigade so far confirmed, and many more to be announced in due course.

Set in the perfect natural amphitheatre of Val De La Mare and against the backdrop of the idyllic St Ouen’s Bay, Folklore offers the perfect location to enjoy a diverse and imaginative array of live music under the setting western sun, in the run up to Summer Solstice. Laid-back, relaxed and intimate, Folklore is sure to be the warmest and friendliest celebration of creative arts in Jersey this summer.

Co-organiser Warren Holt:

“I’m over the moon to be bringing Folklore back to Jersey after a long gap since the first event back in 2012, and I’m really pleased that we’re able to present such a strong line up. There’s a really nice mix of styles with rock, folk, reggae and ska, and a nice blend of local and international artists too. All that, along with our beautiful new setting at Val de la Mare, means that it has all the makings of a great second installment of Folklore. I’m expecting a chilled out vibe, a friendly atmosphere with a great soundtrack to boot!”

Limited early bird tickets go on sale from at 9am on Saturday 7th March, priced as the eminently affordable price of £36 for adults (13 years and above) and just £7.50 for children. Further line up announcements will be made in the coming weeks. All prices are subject to booking fee and 5% GST.

Complete ticket prices are as follows:

Early Bird (Age 13+): £36
Early Bird Children (3-12yrs): £5
Standard (Age 13+): £46
Standard Children (3-12yrs): £7.50
Hospitality (Age 13+): £100
Hospitality Children (3-12yrs): £25

All tickets are subject to GST (5%) Booking fee and transaction charges.

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### Folklore to take place at Val De La Mare, St Peter, for a one-day event on Sunday 14th June Folklore to take place at Val De La Mare, St Peter, for a one-day event on Sunday 14th June