The Guernsey Retro Festival is a three-day event taking inspiration from the 1950s and 1960s, featuring classic motorcycles, cars, music and fashion from the era. With a variety of entertainment and a local food festival, it is hoped the event will attract all age groups, as well as visitors, while also raising money for local charities.
‘The Guernsey Retro Festival will enable us to showcase nostalgia at its finest and that is what we do best. The weekend will be a celebration of the end of austerity with dancing, motorcycles, cars, music and dressing up – it was a real golden period of our heritage and we are looking forward to bringing that back to life.’
The festival will feature performances from local groups and the organisers are looking for local dancers to help with teaching the Lindy Hop and have plans for flash-mob-style dancing throughout the weekend, which both locals and tourists are welcome to participate in.
Friday 27 September
5pm - 10pm Jukebox Jumping in the Market
- Best 50s / 60s office dressdown competition
- The Big Band Collective
- Guests of honour Sir Ian Corder and Lady Corder
Saturday 28 September
All day at the Market Square and in the Original Flower Market Building.
Morning Ride-outs and Tours
Garden Party with Tea & Scones from 12pm
Live Bands in Market Square from 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 29 September
10am - 5pm in Market Square - Mods 'N' Rockers
- Live music and dance with a Mods 'N' Rockers theme
- Distinguished Gentleman's Ride arrives around 12:30pm
Head to the Guernsey Retro Festival Website for more information!