Things to do in Jersey
A few suggestions to help get the best out of island life.
The Jersey Live Festival and BBC Introducing in Jersey will be hosting a battle of the bands competition at the Havana Club on 21 April from 1900 BST.
The event will see eight bands compete for one of two spots on the Jersey Live Festival main stage. The bands are Brobots, Little Big Band, Pro Bono, Suit Alor, The Bloody Battle, The Hype, Hold Your Fire and The Reasons.
Tickets are available from White Label Records and are £5.
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- The West Fest event is being held at the Star in St Peter with Top Buzzer, The Morves and others from 1600 BST on 24 April 2011.
- Hold Your Fire launch their new album High Fives and Fist Pumps on 30 April at the Live Lounge from 1900 BST with Clockwork Sodomy, Salem's Lot and others.
- A number of Jersey acts are hosting a Royal Rock Out at the Live Lounge. Featuring Warren Le Sueur, Grind, Clockwork Sodomy, Souless Kings, Tracys, Ed & BJ and The Audio. From 1630 BST on 29 April.
The States of Jersey have made 29 April 2011 a public holiday to give islander's time to watch the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton.
States members voted to allow pubs in the island to open until 0100 BST, two hours later than the usual 2300 BST.
A number of events are taking place around the island including garden parties, live music and receptions.
- Reg's Garden in St Brelade is hosting a garden party for the Royal Wedding with a large screen. Entry is free but you need to bring your own picnic.
- The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel are hosting a Champagne Reception and afternoon tea from 1200 BST. Tickets are £29.95.
- The Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier are hosting a wedding reception in aid of Victim Support. Serving breakfast from 1200 BST. Tickets £30.
- You will be able to watch the Royal Wedding in a church as Grouville Church screen the event.
- People in St Lawrence will be getting together to watch the Royal Wedding at the Parish Hall.