The Channel Islands' Longest Running Music Festival

25th August 2024

Noon - Midnight




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Full Line Up - Vale Earth Fair 2023

Vale Castle
Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 12:00


This year's VEF will be bigger than ever! Here is what you can expect from our non-stop day of music and arts.

Castle Stage

10.30pm Bob Vylan
They incorporate these multiple styles in their music in an attempt to bridge genres and fuse subcultures together. Bob Vylan have now announced their biggest headline tour to date which will see them play across the UK throughout November, and kicked off festival season in style at Download in June. They are not to be missed.

9pm Kiko Bun
Influenced by the sounds of Jamaican Roots, Dub, Rocksteady and Boom Bap, Kiko offers a contemporary voice for his generation. His appearance at the Vale Earth Fair sees him performing with his own backing band, so you are in for a special treat. His reggae sound is sure to get you dancing and feeling in the summer spirit!

7.30pm Mr Tea & The Minions
These guys have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013. Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy dub has made them party-starting festival favourites.

6.30pm Electric Shakes
Fronted by the prolific Steve Lynch (Teaspoonriverneck, Thee Jenerators, Remainder 3, etc.), this four piece will provide some high energy garage rock and roll to start the evening off.

5.30pm Dave
Not to be confused with the London rapper of the same name, Guernsey's godfathers of funk and soul have reunited to grace the Castle Stage for the first time since 2003! Twenty years older and none the wiser, the seven-piece band are set to unleash a full-on funk assault on the late afternoon crowd.

4.30pm Space Pirates of Rocquaine
Having recently played Liberation Day and Castle Nights to huge success, these upbeat folksters will be getting you dancing with their fun sing-a-long tunes and catchy rhythms.

3.30pm Perchard’s Wall
Hailing from Jersey, these guys will provide some music for the mind that we’re sure you’ll dig.

2.30pm Clameur de Haro
This rowdy bunch bring you the very best in Redneck covers and originals guaranteed to rock any hootenanny or hoedown. With the release of their recent album, CDH are sure to get you dancing about beanjar and singing about sunshine in no time.

1.30pm Bloomfield
Guernsey based pop punk players Bloomfield are turning things up a notch with some classic punk and early 2000s inspired tunes.

12.30pm Dan Guilbert
Mellow acoustic vibes, chilled beats and organic grooves. Hints of Reggae, blues and americana combine for a wholesome, direct and unique sound.


NexT Up Stage

10pm Volleyball
Every time Volleyball play a show, we know to expect psychedelic tunes mixed with haunting and melodic vocals in a beautiful and incredibly engaging way. Since they last played in Guernsey, they have released their first full-length album “Mush” which was recorded in just one weekend to keep the music raw and unfiltered.

9pm Apothis
Tearing their way onto the scene some years ago, now returning to NexT Up with their brand of original heavy metal, a combination of screaming, growling vocals and guitar groove with powerful bass and drums.

8pm SkySkrapers
An experiment in grinding bass fuzz from Charlie Holmes (The Honest Crooks) accompanied by a barrage of drums smashed out by Barney Bean (The Bensons), a heavy instrumental delight! 

7pm Thee Jenerators
The welcome return of Guernsey’s Garage Punk live powerhouse. Debuting in 2002 and performing on and off these last two decades they return to the stage with their jubilant, soul shaking rock n’ roll. Stuart ‘Ozzy’ Austin - drums, Jo Reece - Bass, Garrick Jones - keys/sax, Andy Sauvage - guitar/vocals.

6pm Swajen
Avant garde punk from Jersey. Ted reckons all of their songs are based off a book but he can’t remember which one.

5pm The Nightmares
Rude and rowdy with no room for subtlety, The Nightmares unleash a unique and energetic blend of rock n’ roll, mod, punk and indie influenced tunes upon the stage.

4.10pm Shenanigans with Mr. Animal
Much loved older gent Garry Minto (It’s Own Animal), or Mr. Animal to you, takes a brief break from the decks for a swift sojourn into his electronic world.

3.25pm Lula & Gene
Maisie Bisson (Track not Found) and Brett Stewart (Teaspoonriverneck) with their blend of bass and drum led music, a mix of indie-grunge originals and inventive covers.

2.30pm The Basement Preachers
A lyrical exploration of myths, legends, and local history against a backdrop of Gothic folk Americana strings.

12.30pm SOUND Showcase
Up-and-coming artists from across the Bailiwick, featuring Bonnie & The Others and Lateralus. Presented by Kiya Ashton


Magic Pyramid Stage

The night will finish off on the Magic Pyramid Stage with some DJing.

9.30pm Karma Sheen
Their music merges Hindustani Classical, fuzzy 60s Rock à la Jimi Hendrix and Sufi inspired lyricism, deeply rooted in cultural heritage. Set to release their debut album in 2023, the group became known for their captivating performances fuelled by a plethora of electrified folk instruments.

8pm Hutch
Brighton-based self-proclaimed “Twang-Pop Post Yacht-Rock Soft Psychers” Hutch have picked up a strong organic following and sold out both of their headline shows. They’ve been described as “a band as good as ‘Rumors’-era Fleetwood Mac” which is high praise!

7pm Gregory Harrison & the Bare Minimum
Mixing hints of folk with rock ‘n’ roll, indie and some jazz, this star studded band is headed up by Gregory Harrison (The Recks) and accompanied by Ash Jarman (The Recks), Charlie Sinclair, Elliott Mariess (Brunt, Kiya Ashton and the Folkadelics) and Moxie (The Recks, Space Pirates of Rocquaine).

6pm The Erberts
A funky fresh band with a whole lot of twang. An exciting mix of psychedelic blues, rock and country.

5pm Spacesoul
These psychedelic travel agents push out a colourful and edgy live set. compared by many to the likes of The Cure, Joy division, Cocteau Twins and many more from that era

4pm The Bensons
A cross between The Rockosaurus, The Funkolossus and a March ‘84 copy of Smash Hits. Who’s in charge? 

3pm Whose shoes
Bringing his signature Country - Americana to the pyramid the Ten Toe Hobo is back with a myriad of guests backing him up to bring you the blues and folk! Come and Try them on!

2pm Richard Burgess
Exploring the darker side of folk. Heavily inflected by forgotten folk artist Sibylle Bair. The performance goes deep into natural and mythical worlds to create new yet familiar tales of desire and lose.

1pm Stuart Darkin
Chilled tunes to start the day on the Magic Pyramid stage with some indie acoustic goodness from Stuart Darkin.


Sneakaway stage

Dropping down from orbit Sneakaway Stage returns to provide it’s usual eccentric mixture of words, rhyme and performances. Take a little time away from the battlements and experience some of this year’s mixture of weird and wonderful artists, musician and speakers.

We start the stage at 12:30pm with a fantastic collection of local performers whose passion is always infectious and talent is ever inspiring.

From 14:30pm we have showcase of fabulous acts from across the pond. Joining us from the UK we have:

  • Lé Lé - A poet and rapper. Lively and musical.
  • Kory Williams - Poet. Thoughtful and introspective.
  • Kid Anansi - Poet. Comedian. Funnier than a ruptured pipeline of laughing gas. 
  • Dali - A great storyteller with razor sharp rhymes, tackling complex themes with a classic hiphop style and a love of lyricism.
  • Iris Colomb - Parisian surrealist poet and performance artist. 
  • Tyger Soul - Powerful presence mixing ambient beats and poetry.
  • Spike Zephaniah - A multi-disciplinary artist fusing spoken word and hiphop with live illustration, Spike discusses offbeat topics with fast-paced rhymes and a silly sense of humor.
  • Runchtacular - The extraterrestrial hip hop duo return.

At 17:15pm, we will be joined by local artist Sian Jones, who will be giving insight into her life and career as queer artist in Guernsey.

Closing off the stage at 18:30pm are the Penny Arcade Band, an alt folk & rock brass group with some guest musicians. Fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, Bon Iver, and Black Country, New Road will enjoy the vibe.


Pixie Stage

The ever colourful and gently fluorescing Pixie Stage returns to this year's Vale Earth Fair. Neatly tucked in behind the Castle this small but perfectly formed stage has been rocking out nonstop Goa flavoured space disco electronica for as long as anyone can remember. Expect to dance!

10.30pm Chris Gomez
9pm Flexagon
7pm Psymons
6pm Uuoukey Bnsyuess
4.30pm Mr Justin
3pm Trace
2pm Citizen X in dub
1pm Da Klub

Breakz ‘n’ Beats

The Breakz n Beats stage will be bringing you the best in UK Garage, 140, and drum & bass, with live DJ sets that will keep you dancing from 12:00pm - 12:00am! Get ready to experience the ultimate underground music with us!

This years headliners will be Rave.Era. As well known promotors for drum and bass events in Guernsey, the team at Rave Era have been a staple brand in the scene with their regular events on our shores. This year they took this one step further and delivered a huge various artists LP release featuring production from Channel Islands Artists from Guernsey and Jersey.

Be sure to get down early and enjoy the ride, this stage is not one to miss.


10.45pm Rave.Era
10pm Pressure
9pm Emblem B2B Dana B2B Alice
8pm Skuli
7.15pm Alchemy Sound
6.30pm Aczeption
5.45 Arby
5pm X-Cut
4.15pm Marv
3.15pm Evolve Audio
2.15pm Lord B2B Gomez
1.30pm ACB
12.45pm Vit D
12.00 Norm