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Groove is in the heart… so put it in your diary. On Saturday 6th August 2016 Jersey’s not-for-profit charity festival, Groove De Lecq, will be returning to the Moulin De Lecq meadows, bringing with it a host of new opportunities for local performers, artists and charities to join the 2016 line-up. Tickets are on sale now at www.Groove.org.je
Groove is in the Heart…
Each year, Groove grows organically with the people who support it, offering a platform for local artists and musicians to perform to an audience of 2,500 Islanders of all ages. Since launching in 2011, this soulful little micro-festival has raised over £100,000 for local charities including Autism Jersey & Headway as well as inviting partner charities and volunteers to get involved on the day. This year, Groove has joined the local fight against cardiovascular disease, with all funds raised through ticket sales going towards the British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch.
Room for more…
This family-friendly festival is branching out in 2016 with the introduction of several new areas, bars and eateries, including a hidden Queen of Hearts Tea Party. These new zones offer the opportunity for the Groove line-up to grow and diversify even further, so Groove is once again inviting musicians, street performers and local charities to register their interest for a place in the 2016 festival:
Musicians: If you are a local band or musician seeking an opportunity to perform at this year’s Groove, you can apply to be considered for one of the remaining slots by uploading a video to the Groove Facebook page (@GrooveDeLecq) using the hashtags #Groove2016 #IWantToGroove.
Charities: As well as supporting the BHF Jersey Branch, Groove are offering local charities a chance to enjoy a free pitch at the festival to raise awareness and/or fundraise for their own causes, providing they do so in a fun and engaging way.
Street Performers: As the festival grows into new areas, Groove is seeking performing artists including magicians, street performers and entertainers to join the line-up.
Deadline for submissions is 24th June 2016, when all musicians, charities & street performers will be reviewed by the Groove panel. Visit www.groove.org.je for more information and to complete the charity & street performer application form.
A New & Improved Groove
Having listened to feedback from previous events, the Groove team are excited to be adding to the festival experience to make it bigger and better for 2016.
Beth Gallichan, Festival Manager explained:
“We are extremely proud of Groove and what it does for the community - as an ethically produced festival, Islanders are at the heart of everything we do. We have listened to feedback from previous events and thanks to the support of our volunteers and sponsors at iQ, we are excited to be offering transport to and from the festival for all ticket holders, introducing new bars and eateries with a fantastic variety of local produce to help reduce waiting time for hungry festival goers, new and exciting areas to be discovered within the grounds and most importantly - new stages for local talent.”
When: Saturday, August 6, 2016 Starts: 12:00pm Closes: 10:00pm