october, 2018

This is a repeating event

27oct12:00 pmSOUND at St James12:00 pm

Event Details

Sound will be staging its first all ages music festival as part of the bicentenary celebrations of St James. Taking place at St James Concert and Assembly Hall on the 27th and 28th October, over 50 bands and musicians will take to three different stages, for 22 hours of live music.
The festival will run from 12 noon to 11.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with a fully stocked bar and fantastic food available throughout, at reasonable prices. There will also be Vinyl Vaughan’s pop up record shop and listening room, merch stall and other weird and wonderful things.
The festival is a fund raiser for the Sound Guernsey and The Vale Earth Fair. It has only been made possible by the continued generosity of St James, who are supporting this event as part of their Bicentenary celebrations in 2018 with a view to broadening the reach and appeal of the venue, and to demonstrate that it is here for the whole community of Guernsey.
In addition, all the musicians who are playing for free, and local sound, light and infrastructure suppliers. Their help has allowed us to make the ticket price only £10 per day.
Huge thanks go to our sponsors HMV, Randalls, Guernsey Arts Commission, Colour Monster, Chaos and Regency Events.
Line-Up for the main hall:
8.30pm TANTALE
4.30pm BRUNT
12.30pm VICE
10.30pm Of Empires
9.30pm The Risk
8.30pm The Recks
7.30pm Honest Crooks
6.30pm The Sacred Hearts
5.30pm Clameur de Haro
4.30pm Coastal Fire Dept
3.30pm Isle Stone
2.30pm Kiya Ashton
1.30pm St James House Band
(line-up is subject to change)
The Peace Tent Crew
The Dorey Room will be turned into a two-day happening by the Peace Tent crew. They have run the alternative stage and performance space at Chaos festival for the last decade. Over time their corner of the field has evolved into a mini festival in its own right. As always with these merry pranksters, be ready to expect the unexpected. A weekend of eclectic musical acts, art, DJs and games awaits you, with the added attraction of coffee and toasties. The chance to experience the Peace Tent’s anarchic sense of fun in St James is not to be missed!
Saturday (from early to late)
Duran Duerden
Silas the Assyrian Assassin
Fun and games with Jonny O
Lo Fidelity Sparkle Bitches
Cor Damme Lars
DJ Justin
Sunday (from early to late)
Cramps O Clock
Fun and games with Jonny O
Ramblin Nick Mann and the Alien
Chris Gomez
Citizen X
Alex Symons
Acoustic Stage in the Cafe
Upstairs, the Café is being taken over by some the island’s best acoustic musicians, giving you something to listen to whilst you have some food. That food is being cooked by the team that run the Thai restaurant Bao. They will be serving fantastic menu including Thai street food and burgers. Veggie, vegan and gluten free options will be available.
8.00pm Blue Mountains
6.30pm John Le Sauvage
5.30pm Isle Stone Acoustic
4.30pm Crowband
3.00pm Button Pushers
2.00pm Kiya Ashton
7.45pm Colleen Irwin, Mark Guppy, Colin Leach
6.00pm Between The Signs
5.00pm Dan Guilbert
4.00pm Mark Guppy
3.00pm Damian Wood & Colin Leach
2.00pm Ollie Goddard
—————-FESTIVAL INFO——————
Doors open at 12pm on both the 27th and 28th. Curfew is 11.30pm and the venue needs to be clear by 11.45.
No animals are allowed on site.
Re-entry is allowed if you keep your wristband on. St James reserves the right to refuse entry.
Please do not bring any food or drink, as bags will be checked at the door. Food and Drink are an important part of feeling happy, and there will be plenty to chose from at the festival.
Downstairs in the main hall will be the main festival bar, with all your favourites at good prices.
Upstairs, the café is being taken BAO – the Asian Cafe, usually located in Mill Street. They will be serving a fantastic varied menu, including Thai street food and burgers. Veggie and vegan options will be available.
You will also be able to purchase hot drinks and snacks in the cafe.
The bar in the Dorey Room, is being taken over by the Peace Tent crew and will be serving coffee and their famous toasties. There will also be a soft drinks bar in the main hall.
The festival is open to all ages. Children under 2 are free and under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult. Due to the nature of the music played in the main hall, we suggest bringing along some ear protection for little people.
Back in 2017 we got very lucky and had a drumskin donated and signed by no other than Royal Blood. Together with some other very generous donations from local businesses, we will be holding the first SOUND Raffle. Tickets will be available to buy from the box office.
There will be a merch and record stall run by Vinyl Vaughn, selling festival and band merch. Come and have a snoop and support the bands.

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St James and Cooked at St James are now closed.

It is sad that we have to close our doors again, but we are convinced that the team at Public Health and the Guernsey spirit will get us through this as quickly as is possible.
Stay safe - see you all again soon!