Guernsey Press

Sell-out SarkFest was an event for all

BANDS, beer and breathtaking scenery were key ingredients to SarkFest 2022 which took place over the weekend.

Buffalo Huddleston were one of the Guernsey bands to play at SarkFest 2022. (Picture by Chloe Presland, 31019676)

All 1,500 tickets were sold, while a further 200 helpers and stall holders were involved.

It took place on land between the Coupee and Caragh Chocolates.

‘It’s a very family-friendly event with lots of kids, which is what we aim for, and the weather’s been glorious,’ said Simon Couldridge, who co-organised it with Mark Guillou.

Some 35 bands, from Guernsey, Jersey and the UK, played across a total of four stages.

There was also a display of circus skills with juggling and stilt walking for children.

This was the third full SarkFest. Previous events had been cancelled due to the pandemic, though a mini version was slotted in at one point in order to compensate.

The two main stages and the main bar were in a marquee while The Secret Garden stage, which provided acoustic music, and The Sunset Stage were on the outskirts.

Vendors included people selling local products, including strawberries, with cream from the new Sark Dairy.