Liberation Day

Programme 2017


The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday. Join in the celebrations; amidst food stalls, an atmosphere of red, white and blue festivities, and the screening of war-time footage, come down to Weighbridge Place and enjoy the sounds of Jersey Big Band, Optimistic Voices, The Word on the Street and the lindy-hopping Jersey Hoppers. Meet the Land Girls from ‘Swank’ – their make do and mend advice will put a smile on your face!

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Programme of Activity in Weighbridge Place


Screening of the activities taking place at Liberation Square – the parades, Bailiff’s address, community singing, re-enactment of the Liberation etc.

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All food stalls will be open and serving hot food. All craft and antique stalls will be open and children’s activities (Carousel)


Live Music on Stage


Optimistic Voices: 1940’s themed Trio. (STAGE)


Showcase slot from Jersey Hoppers. (Christophe Château – performers Jersey) (FLOOR).


First walkabout act from previous animators of Liberation day, SWANK: Land Girls.


The Kings of Swing (STAGE)


Jersey Big Band – Coordinated by Mike Grieve. (STAGE)


Second walkabout act from SWANK


Jersey Hoppers Freestyle to music from Jersey Big Band (FLOOR)


Optimistic Voices: 1940's themed Trio. (STAGE)


The Word on the Street. 6 Acappella Brass plus 3 additional musicians (STAGE)


Third walkabout act from SWANK: Land Girls.


Jersey Hoppers: Learn to Lindy Public Participation slot. (FLOOR)


Optimistic Voices (STAGE)


For updates follow the Liberation Day Celebrations on Facebook Twitter and Instagram #Liberation72

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