Jersey

Jersey Live festival gets camping approval

A Jersey music festival has been given a camping licence for the first time.

Jersey Live takes place in the first weekend of September but despite applying for camping for a decade has always been refused permission.

Each of Jersey's twelve parish Constables is responsible for issuing a camping licence.

Instead of applying in Trinity where the festival is held, this year festival organisers will operate a campsite one mile away in St Helier.

The Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, gave permission for camping in a field on the border between St Helier and Trinity.

The campsite, based on a private field, will open its doors on Friday 30 August and minibuses will ferry campers to the festival site.

Acts confirmed for Jersey Live 2013 include Fatboy Slim, Example, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Bastille, The Cribs, The 1975, Tom Odell, John Cooper Clarke and Pete Tong.

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