Summer might still feel like it’s a few months away, but the list of acts announced for this year’s Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs has brought the sunshine a bit closer and given us all something to look forward to.
Islanders will be able to enjoy another bumper series of free family-friendly live music events this year with acts including tributes to global superstar Ed Sheeran, the iconic David Bowie and rock legends AC/DC in this year’s line-up.
The free gigs from the Cobo Bay Hotel first floor balcony have been providing live entertainment for some 30 years now and have become synonymous with summer in Guernsey. This year’s series begins on Sunday 5 May with a Tina Turner Tribute and the last act will take to the balcony on Sunday 25 August. As in previous years, the events will also raise money for the Guernsey Cheshire Homes and the GSPCA, JT’s chosen charity for 2019.
JT’s Deputy Managing Director in Guernsey, Tamara O’Brien, said: “It wouldn’t be summer without the balcony gigs. This is the eighth year that we have supported these popular community events. As always, the line-up of tribute acts is fantastic and we’re pleased to be helping these events continue and bring top quality, live music for everyone to enjoy for free. In the lead up to the first gig we will have competitions and news on our @JTsocial Facebook page where everyone can catch up with the latest gig gossip and this year we will be livestreaming the event using JT’s exclusive beach cam and drone footage.
We’ll also have our JT team on hand during each of the events sharing exclusive offers and providing biodegradable and re-usable giveaways. As always, given the beautiful location that these events take place in, we strongly encourage islanders attending to collect and take home their rubbish and leave Cobo Bay litter free.”
David Nussbaumer, organiser of The Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs, said: “Our thanks go to JT for their on-going support, which has helped us to secure some of the best tribute acts on the scene. It promises to be another great summer of music.”