Liberation Day

Join Islanders for a day of celebrations commemorating the Islands' freedom from German Occupation during World War II.

Liberation Day continues to be an important day in the history of the Islands, with a wide range of entertainment and activity for all age group


Timeline for the day 
9am – Guernsey Schools Relay Race
9.40am – Liberation Parade ‘fall in’ at North Beach
11am – Town Church Service
10.30am - 4.30pm Waitrose NAAFI Tea Tent on Albany
11am – 10.30pm – Live Music and Entertainment in Home Front Marquee:

  • 11am - 12pm Church Service (relayed into the marquee)
  • 12pm Opening speech from Winston Churchill
  • 12:15pm - 1pm The Blondettes
  • 1pm Speech from Winston Churchill
  • 1:15pm - 1:45pm Jim Delbridge
  • 2:15pm - 3pm The Glenn Miller Sound of the Elastic Band
  • 3:15pm - 4pm The Blondettes
  • 5:30pm - 6:15pm The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps
  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm The Glenn Miller Sound of the Elastic Band
  • 7:30pm - 8:15pm Cor Damme Lars
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm Sons of the Desert
  • 9:30pm - Fireworks
  • 9:45pm - 10:30pm Rentoclean

2.30pm - Cavalcade arrives in St Peter Port
2pm – 5pm – Liberation Day Music at the Castle
4pm - 10.30pm - Randalls Beer tent open
5pm – Band of the Royal Armoured Corps. – Home Front Marquee
9.30pm – Fireworks Display

Crown Pier – Children’s entertainment including bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, graffiti art.
Albert Pier – Homefront Marquee with live music and entertainment from 11am - 10.30pm, various food outlets, Randalls Beer Tent, Crown & Anchor
Castle Emplacement – Stallholders and Charities, old fashioned games, Aquativity, Climbing Wall, Petit Train.