Guernsey Together Festival site ready for sell-out crowd

WITH all 5,000 tickets sold and tents up and ready, the Guernsey Together Festival organisers are gearing up for their big day tomorrow.

Left to right, John Woodhead, Tom Oakman and Alex Lock at the Guernsey Together Festival 2022 site which is being set up at the Rabbit Warren. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 30866827)
Left to right, John Woodhead, Tom Oakman and Alex Lock at the Guernsey Together Festival 2022 site which is being set up at the Rabbit Warren. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 30866827)

The transformation of the Rabbit Warren, behind the former bowling alley, into the festival grounds is well under way, and last night some of the bands began setting up their equipment too.

Organiser Alex Lock said setting up for the 2022 event had run smoothly so far, after the festival made its debut last May.

‘It’s been a lot more relaxed than last year and we have had a lot longer on the site itself,’ he said.

‘It has been really good so far.’

Tickets for the festival went on sale at the end of January, and sold out this Sunday.

‘It was nice they all sold,’ Mr Lock added.

‘We knew the first 4,000 would go and on Sunday all 5,000 sold out, which was our prediction.’

The Guernsey Together Festival will run from 11am to 11pm on Saturday, with last entry at 7.30pm.

Victoria Avenue will be closed for the event, and islanders are encouraged to walk or cycle as, despite the organisers’ best efforts, there will be no designated buses for the festival due to bus company staff shortages.

However, the night bus between Town and the Bridge is due to be running.

‘Unfortunately there are no buses because CT Plus and Island Coachways have staff shortages,’ Mr Lock said.

‘We have secured an Evie bike station down there – that’s all we could do.’

A host of local bands and DJs will be performing live, as well as three visiting bands from the UK.

From the Together main stage, tropical dance tent and BBC introducing stage, to the VIP tent, family zone and stalls, Mr Lock said there was something for everyone at the festival.

Fellow organiser Tom Oakman added: ‘I hope there is sunshine on the day and everyone has a good time.

‘It did go well last year and we learnt a lot which has made this year easier – it was a nice building block.’

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