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Upload Festival CI – St James Cafe and Online – 22-23/01/21

a review by Tom Girard

There’s no denying, as I sit here on my sofa on the day after the event, that there’s a kind of dark irony to the latest Upload Festival CI – but we’ll get to that later.

The Upload Festival CI began during the first coronavirus lockdown in mid 2020 when local musician Kiya Ashton realised that what felt like everyone with a guitar and a webcam was live streaming to the world and sought to bring them together in a celebration of music and to help bring all these disparate performers and their fans together.

For 2021, with Guernsey out of lockdown, the festival went live and in person on the evening of Friday 22nd January in St James’ Cafe with the performances being live streamed for those unable to attend via Guernsey Gigs.

Read the rest of the review on Tom’s Blog


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