Jersey

Sun shines for festival on Sunday after wet Saturday

  • 31 August 2014
  • From the section Jersey
Billy Rowan
Image caption Billy Rowan entertained festivalgoers on the main stage on Sunday afternoon

The rain stayed away on Sunday for the second day of the Jersey Live music festival.

Ben Howard and the Bombay Bicycle Club topped the line-up which opened in the afternoon with dance group Diversity.

The two-day event, in its 11th year, also included performances from Ellie Goulding, Earth Wind and Fire, and local artist Frankie Davies.

Saturday's event sold out despite the rain although some Sunday tickets went unsold.

Organiser Warren Holt said there was something for everyone at the event, including a new children's area featuring Mr Bloom of CBeebies fame.

The queue for taxis on Saturday was described as "huge" with some people waiting hours to get back to town.

Some festival goers complained about the lack of covered areas on Saturday as crowds packed bars and tents to get out of the rain.

Image caption Thousands of islanders, young and old, attended Jersey Live at the showground in Trinity
Image caption Graveltones lead singer Jimmy O was on the main stage on Saturday
Image caption Saturday sold out as crowds jostled to see Ellie Goulding, Earth Wind and Fire, and Newton Faulkner
Image caption Ellie Goulding headlined on Saturday night
Image caption Jersey Live is in its 11th year and has become a firm favourite with the island's music fans

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