3 May 2012

New acts announced for Guernsey Festival


New acts announced for Guernsey Festival

WITH just over 50 days to go until this year’s Guernsey Festival, more acts have been announced, further adding to the diverse line-up, which spans a vast array of music genres to cater for all festival-goers.

The Guernsey Festival team is working hard to put the final touches in place.

Joining the already diverse line-up will be English outfit Hadouken!, performing on the main stage at The Rabbit Warren in Guernsey on Saturday 23 June. The band – whose name comes from a signature move in the video game series Street Fighter – sprung to fame in 2007 after Mike Skinner (The Streets) played their song ‘That Boy That Girl’ on Radio 1 while guest presenting. The band splices together indie rock and grime sounds with electronica and new rave culture to form a unique and up-tempo hybrid.

Also joining the bill, on Sunday’s main stage, is singer-songwriter Delilah. Best-known for her vocals on the 2011 Chase and; Status single ‘Time’, her upcoming album From the Roots Up is eagerly anticipated. Sunday will also showcase Jersey folk rock act Kevin Pallot, set to appear on the Other Stage.

For fans of dance and electronic music, several other new additions to the line-up will appeal. Sunday’s dance arena will see Jungle Drummer (featuring beatboxer Ball-Zee) sharing the bill with Jersey drum ‘n’ bass troupe Terminal State and Intensi-T, a young beatboxing talent who has performed with, among others, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud and Ed Sheeran. On Saturday the dance arena will host London’s Paul Lorraine and Fusion Nightclub resident DJ Tammo.

Those with access to the VIP area will on the Saturday see performances from Brandon Block and K-Klass, with Sunday’s scheduling now including True & False and the acclaimed DJ Scott Page, who has appeared at top nightclubs worldwide, produced a number of Top 20 hits and has a weekend residency with Fusion. 

While the list of artists continues to increase, the event will also see the welcome return of veteran broadcasters Wes Butters and Janice Long as compères. After the success of last year’s two-day festival, the pair will be the principal hosts once again entertaining the crowd and introducing acts on the main stage.

With the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Macy Gray, The Charlatans, Josh Kumra and Utah Saints already announced, organiser Jon Stephen is confident that this year’s event will have something for all.

“Everything is really coming together now and we are hugely positive about the quality and diversity of the line-up. We are almost there with announcements now but still have one massive headliner to announce so watch this space,” he said.

The Guernsey Festival will take place on 23 and 24 June and tickets are available online now at

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