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Weekender Makes its Big Return

Weekender is back! The last festival was held in 2019.

The line-ups for 2020 and 2021 were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of people are expected to pack out the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity over the weekend.

It's the first time the event has opened on a Friday, with Sam Ryder and rock legends The Stereophonics kicking off proceedings this evening (Friday 2 September).

Channel 103 have been at the Showground to see the final touches being made to the arena ahead of doors opening at 3pm.

Other acts include indie band Pale Waves, DJ Jax Jones, X-Factor's Ella Henderson and Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp doing an 80s DJ set.

Area 23 and Hype stages also have a vast offering of DJs, with Radio 1's Danny Howard and Arielle Free making appearances.

VIPs also have a selection of treats from Weekender including Barrioke, with none other than Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders)

Roads around the Royal Jersey Showground will be closed across the weekend with one way routes put in place too.

There are 300 parking spaces available for festival goers and couches taking people to and from Trinity and People's Park in town.

The festival runs from tonight to Sunday (4 September).


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