Jersey Live festival gets new entertainment arena

Jersey Live festival
Image caption The festival attracts 10,000 people each day and is on the first weekend of September

A new arena has been announced for the Jersey Live festival featuring street performers and influenced by vaudeville.

Par 4 is being run by Continental Drift, the people behind the Glastonbury Shangri-La field.

Launched in 2004 and with a capacity of 10,000 per day, the two day festival has sold out for the past few years.

Organisers have already announced Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Chase and Status as main stage headliners.

Subject to Jersey Live gaining the Bailiff's permission the Par 4 arena will be in the north-east corner of the festival site.

Acts will include Freak performing a mix of fire and water shows, dancefloor spectacles and more.

'Startlingly realistic'

They will also be able to see a range of dance and comedy acts as well as a family of mountain gorillas and their "intrepid explorer".

It has been described as "startlingly realistic and full of fun" by organisers.

There will be six stages at the festival taking place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity.

Other acts announced include Primal Scream, The Stranglers, Professor Green, Jake Bugg and Devlin.

Organiser Warren Holt said: We've got a huge musical line up with Noel and Chase & Status headlining, and now with the funfair and Par 4 we've got more non-musical entertainment than ever.

"These performers have appeared at some of the world's biggest festivals and events so are vastly experienced and hugely talented, and I'm looking forward to them to bring some really unusual twisted entertainment to Jersey Live."

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