Thursday, 14 July 2011

Get back to your Grassroots


Only 8 days to go until Grassroots festival transforms the Val de la Mare dam into a lovely Eco Friendly one-day music festival with all the little extras that make Grassroots gorgeous - like amazing Jersey Pottery global streetfood for sale.  And twice the normal number of bars...

Natch, Branchage will be going, hanging in the eco village, crunking in the favela funk dance arena, swapping our recycling for drinks tickets.  Chilling out, maxing, relaxing... the usual.

Headlining this year is the Blues man whose voice hits you where it hurts, Seasick Steve, with Arrested Development second on the bill - oh to hear Everyday People in late Jersey sunshine, yes!

Also on the line-up, Easy Star All-stars, Backbeat Soundsystem, Mat McHugh, Ben Howard, Josh Flowers, Rick Jones, and DJing in the dance arena, Bag Raiders, Brad Baloo, Mr Bongo Soundsystem and The Uplifter.

To get you in the mood for the main event, here's one of Seasick Steve's many Jools Holland live performances...


Win a pair of tickets for Grassroots Festival 2011 on 23rd July by answering this question:

"Grassroots takes place at Val de la Mare reservoir.  Which classic 1978 film did Branchage screen down at the dam last year?"  (Clue: it was neither a bird nor a plane.)

Email with your answer in the subject line.  A winner will be drawn at random on Monday morning and the tickets will be posted out to you in time for the festival.

See you there!