The Jersey Live music festival is set to go to two days for the first time this year. The festival enters its third year in 2006 and has grown from having five headline acts and a 4500 capacity in 2004 to 11 headline acts, a capacity of 7500 for the main event and an extra day in 2006.
The second day isn’t quite a full extra day yet given that it starts at 5.30pm and finishes at 10:30pm but it’s a great launchpad for a full weekend festival (which is sure to be on the way soon).
Not only does the festival feature 11 brilliant ‘signed’ acts but also plays host to four fantastic Jersey bands including The Merge, The Valentines, Kudu and deNova Blues – all of which are easily up to the job of sharing the Positiv stage with the likes of Snow Patrol and The Zutons.
The full line-up for the festival’s main stage includes Sandi Thom, Nick Harper and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly on the Friday and Snow Patrol, The Zutons, The Editors, Hope of the States, Milburn, Forward Russia, The On Offs, The Paddingtons, Kudu, The Valentines, The Merge, deNova Blues, Filthy Dukes and is hosted by Zane Lowe.
There is also the THEORY dance arena that will feature James Lavelle Ivan Smagghe, Erol Alkan, Riton, C2C.
The most shocking thing though is that tickets are just £35 for the main show on Saturday and £18.50 for the Friday night show.
That probably explains why all the tickets sold out (for the Saturday) in no time at all.
The first batch of 1000 tickets sold out online within 12 hours, the second batch of 2000 did the same and the final batch of 2500 caused over 1000 people to queue outside Jersey Telecom (they sold within 2 hours).
As I’ve already blogged about 750 tickets where held back to be given away to anyone renewing a mobile contract and the rest are avaialbe through a UK Travel Partner like Condor or Sundecker (complete with ferry and camping).