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Sunday 27th August 2017

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News story posted on: Thu, 25th Aug 2016
Vale Earth Fair Warm Up Wind Down

Whilst the Vale Earth Fair is normally considered a one day festival it is actually more than that as we take over the Thomas De La Rue pub for the weekend too. This year features two warm up gigs and the traditional wind down on bank holiday Monday for those with real stamina.

Things kick off on Friday 26th August with Heads Off - Sheffield based threesome formed out of the ashes of Vale Earth Fair favourites Rumpus, who first played the Vale Earth Fair way back in 2003. Fronted by Danny Lowe, occasional bassist for Babybird, who's "very excited to be seeing our friends on the island and to making a right chuffing racket in a castle by the sea". They play alternative punk with a revolutionary edge, and with that in mind we've asked Lifejacket to come along and provide support. 8:30pm start and free entry!

Saturday 27th August sees the fabulous Land of the Giants return to the Guernsey, fresh from impressive sets at other festivals across the UK including Glastonbury and Boomtown. A mash up of rock, reggae, ska, and blues, they produce an irresistible live set that is impossible not to dance to. Local lad Gaz Le Page plays trombone. Support comes from Tantale. 8:30pm start and free entry!

It has become a tradition to wind down after the Vale Earth Fair at the De La Rue on the Monday after the festival, and this year Grant Sharkey has his band Toupe with him. Expect plenty of humour and a touch of the surreal, with Citizen X providing support along with possibly To The Woods' last gig before their enigmatic giant frontman Bobby Battle relocates to the UK. 8pm start and free entry!

Big thanks to Woody for holding it all together...