Experience one of Guernsey’s most popular summer events. The gates of Castle Cornet will be thrown open on four Friday evenings for KPMG Castle Nights featuring live music, singing and fun for the children. Come and enjoy the free entertainment and soak up the atmosphere at one of Guernsey’s most historic sites.
Friday 12th July
Some of Guernsey's finest musical talent is on offer at this year's first Castle Night. Our greeting act is wandering minstrel James Dumbelton who will be popping up throughout the series. Tonight's line-up includes jazz combo Le Jazz Accord, folk music from The Laird's Chair and big band and swing with husband and wife duo Mancini
and Me. Sea shanty group GU10 will be sure to get your feet tapping and the Guernsey Arts Commission take up residency in the castle's South Battery with a showcase of some of the island's best up-and-coming and established acts.
Friday 19th July
As the castle gates open this evening we welcome back singer-guitarist Mick Le Huray. He's followed by popular Irish band The Button Pushers. There are blues and jazz classics from Bordeaux Blue who are making their Castle Nights debut and some home-grown folk and rock from the Space Pirates of Rocquaine. Meanwhile, some of Guernsey’s well-known performers and rising stars will perform in the Arts Commission Showcase.
Friday 26th July
Singer songwriter Tim Bishop makes a welcome return to Castle Nights this week. He's followed by the rousing sound of the Guernsey Jazz Orchestra. Three piece vocal harmony group Les Blondettes will be performing and community singers The Hope Choir will be sure to lift the spirits. To round the evening off, The War Poets will
perform their unique blend of originals and classic covers. Add to all of this another musical showcase from the Arts Commission and you have the perfect KPMG Castle Night.
Friday 2nd August
Another night of contrasting styles will bring this year’s KPMG Castle Nights to a close. James Dumbelton will once again entertain the early arrivers and guitarist John Byrne will be playing his unique mix of classical, and popular music. There's classical and contemporary sounds from the Mariposa String Quartet and for the first time we are delighted to welcome the Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir. Local band The KB Project are back after a successful Castle debut last year and the Guernsey Arts Commission presents its final showcase of the series featuring the finest new and established local talent.
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink. The Castle Refectory will be open for snacks and refreshments and a selection of hot food, wine and beer will also be available outside.
A more detailed programme of events and timings will be available on individual nights. The publicised schedule of entertainment is subject to change without notice and the event is weather dependent.