The Festival showcases the natural beauty of Jersey and its historic and iconic buildings. Concerts are held at Mont Orgueil Castle, (the most complete medieval castle in the British Isles) the 16th century heritage site Hamptonne used as a film set by the BBC, at sea in the Bay of St Aubin, as well as more traditional settings such as the Jersey Opera House.

Mont Orgueil Castle

Mont Orgueil, popularly known as Gorey Castle, is Jersey’s most iconic landmark. Situated on the east coast of the island, the Castle was built in the 13th century to defend the island from attack by the French, whose coast could easily seen from the Castle battlements just 14 miles away.  Unused and ruined in the 1600s, it subsequently became the main Jersey prison before being renovated in the 18th century for soldier’s accommodation. It became a major tourist attraction in the mid-19th century after a visit by Queen Victoria, and became a museum in 1929.  It remains the most famous and popular site in the Channel Islands and is breathtaking to visit. 

Address: Gorey Village Main Rd, Gorey, Grouville JE3 9‎

Hamptonne Country Life Museum

Set around a series of beautiful courtyards, Hamptonne is an exquisite historic site run by Jersey’s Heritage Trust. It includes a collection of picturesque farm buildings and meadows transporting you back to 17th century rural life. Discover local Jersey traditions such as cabbage loaves and cider making in the cider press. The concert will take place in a marquee next to a beautiful orchard where the only surviving varieties of the different types of apples that used to cover the entire island are found. For those wishing to explore the museum, children can pet the Jersey calves, feed the chickens, play outside in the activity area and explore the woodland, orchard and meadow as well as draw pictures and dress up! An exhibition about the beautiful Jersey Cow renowned worldwide for the purity of the breed and the quality of the milk is not to be missed.

Address: La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence, JE3 1HS

Jersey War Tunnels

War Tunnels
The complex of tunnels known as Höhlgangsanlage 8 (Ho8) has a special link to the war and the Liberation of Jersey. It was built between 1941-1943 using forced and slave labour from countries throughout German conquered Europe. It is the only accessible tunnel complex in Jersey of those built as a consequence of Adolf Hitler’s order to convert the occupied British Channel Islands into an ‘impregnable fortress’. Its construction involved the removal of some 14,000 tons of rock and the use of 4,000 tons of concrete to line its corridors and galleries. From late 1943 onwards, the complex was transformed from its original purpose as a bombproof munitions barracks and artillery workshop, into a casualty receiving station capable of coping with several hundred casualties in the event of an Allied invasion. Today the tunnel of Ho8 is the definitive museum of the German Occupation of Jersey 1940-1945.

Address: Les Charrieres Malorey, St Lawrence JE3 1FU

Jersey Opera House

Opera House
Built in 1865, the grand Opera House is Jersey’s oldest theatre. Having survived two fires and numerous owners, the venue has seen a number of stars tread the boards, including Jersey’s own Lillie Langtry, the actress, socialite, and mistress of Edward VII. It is a plush theatre set on three tiers renovated and restored to its former glory in 2000.

Address: Gloucester Street, St Helier JE2 3QR

Bay of St Aubin

St Aubin
The glorious sweep of the Bay of St Aubin includes two castles. Elizabeth Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh when Governor of Jersey and St Aubin’s fort. The concert on board a yacht will be situated close to St Aubin’s Fort close to the charming fishing port of St Aubin. The performance will take place surrounded by a flotilla of yachts enjoying the stunning playing.

Royal Square

St Aubin
Royal Square is an imposing keystone which holds many memories of Jersey’s history. The Fanfare composed by Jon Lord based on a traditional Jersey melody “La Chanson de Peirson” will be premiered here on the very spot that Major Peirson fell in 1781 defending the island. On that day British troops including the Jersey Militia defended the island from French invaders in the Battle of Jersey. It was a short and fierce battle with the British forces under Major Pierson emerging victorious, preserving the freedom of the island. It was the last land battle to be fought on British soil. Bullet holes can still be seen on the granite walls surrounding the square. Sadly while his troops were victorious, Major Peirson died in the battle.

It was also from the balcony of the States Assembly that Sir Alexander Coutanche, the island's wartime Bailiff, informed islanders in 1940 that they were to be occupied by German forces and five years later that the island had been liberated.

Address: Royal Square, St Helier