Today the organisers of Folklore have announced that the legendary Van Morrison will take centre stage during the festival, adding to an already impressive lineup also featuring the great Joan Armatrading.
A music legend in the truest sense of the word, Van Morrison was born in Northern Ireland in 1945. Early success came in the mid-1960s with bands The Monarchs and Them, but fame and legend status was guaranteed when, in 1967, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ was recorded in New York. Van Morrison progressed his soulful blues and folk style with the release of Astral Weeks and Moondance, two albums that are still considered amongst the greatest ever made.
“With two legends in Van Morrison and Joan Armatrading already booked to perform, we envisage Folklore becoming an important new festival internationally. We expect a considerable number of attendees to travel from Guernsey, the UK and France – creating an important event-led tourism opportunity for the Island, at a key time when the Island needs to develop new economic activity. We will be making further exciting line up and event announcements shortly – watch this space!”
– Warren Le Sueur, Festival Director
Van Morrison’s live performances are known for their impromptu solos, improvisations and the almost mystical chemistry that exists between the front man and his band. Jersey is definitely in for a treat.
The Jersey Folklore Festival will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. Ticket prices and festival details are due to be released during March.