ISLANDERS are set to dust off their picnic blankets for an evening of live music as a staple of Jersey’s summer calendar returns this month.
Organised by The National Trust for Jersey, the Sunset Concerts are due to be held at Mont Grantez – overlooking St Ouen’s Bay – on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June.
Friday’s concert will include a performance by Irish duet ‘Stray Melody’ supported by a school band from Hautlieu and a local act called ‘The Word On The Street’.
Saturday is to be headlined by a ‘Glastonbury Legend’s’ themed set performed by local band ‘The Jersey Bounce’, supported by live function group ‘Roodmood’.
All proceeds from the concerts will go towards the Trust’s campaign to save areas of the Island’s coastline.
‘Our vision for the coastline campaign is to ensure that Jersey’s remaining areas of unspoilt coastline are permanently protected, clean and healthy, rich in wildlife and accessible for both Islanders and visitors to enjoy,’ a spokesperson for the Trust said.
‘We have pledged to permanently protect a further 1,000 vergées of unspoilt coastline by 2036. Due to the generosity of our benefactors and partners, we have so far raised an incredible £8.1 million enabling us to save Plémont, restore Devil’s Hole and acquire a small number of additional sites.
‘We can continue to build upon our early success and realise our long-term vision of having a coastline protected forever and for everyone and the Sunset Concerts are one way of helping us achieve this aim,’ they added.
Islanders interested in purchasing tickets for the concerts should visit the events section of the National Trust for Jersey website.