Liberation Day 2019: What's on

This year marks 74 years since the German forces left Jersey and Guernsey and islanders are coming together to commemorate and celebrate. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Tomorrow marks Liberation Day in Jersey and Guernsey.


9.30 - 17.30: The ceremony and activities will be relayed live on the 'Big Screen' in Liberation Square. 1940s themed street theatre, vintage stalls, hot food and refreshments will be available at the Weighbridge.

09.35: La Ronde Concert Band and members of the Jersey Festival Choir will perform in Liberation Square. Music will include war-time songs and instrumental music from the Band.

09.40: The Band of the Island of Jersey, conducted by Musical Director Chris Le Maistre, will perform in the Royal Square.

10.15: Parades will begin and will march to Liberation Square via Hill Street and Mulcaster Street.

10.30: Special Meeting of the States of Jersey which will be relayed live to Liberation Square and Weighbridge Place on the ‘Big Screens’.

10.45: Short musical interlude played by La Ronde Concert Band prior to arrival of main parades from the Royal Square.

10.50: The main parades will depart from the Royal Square via Mulcaster Street arriving at Liberation Square.

11.05: Welcome and address of the Bailiff, Lieutenant-Governor and the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, led by the Mace and Seal to the sound of a fanfare performed by the Band of the Island of Jersey.

11.25: A short montage of archive images from Liberation 1945. A Liberation re-enactment of the key elements which took on 9th May 1945.

12.00: Final Parade: The final march past of participants in the event.

12.15 - 17.30: An afternoon of activities and entertainment begins after the morning Ceremony.

15.00: Slaveworkers Memorial Service where a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Crematorium, Westmount.


9.00: Guernsey Schools Relay Race

9.00 - Late afternoon: The Crown Pier, Family Zone with Pirate Inflatable,Helta Skelta, Fantasy Castle, Mega Slide, Sumo wrestling, Climbing Wall and dancing.

9.40: Liberation Parade ‘fall in’ at North Beach

10.00 - 17.00: Castle Cornet, Liberation Day music

Castle Emplacement will host market, charity and craft stalls. There will be more kids activities here too!

10.30 - 16:30: Waitrose NAAFI Tea Tent on Albany, Stories of the Occupation, Guernésiais Showcase, Wonder Women of the War, Just Games, RNLI visiting Lifeboats, music, dancing and singing.

11.00: Town Church Service

11.00 - 22.30: The Home Front Marquee will be on Albert Pier, and will host music and entertainment. The morning will start with a streaming of the Church Service, and end with a firework display. Live music will begin at 12.00.

14.00 - 17.00: Liberation Day Music at the Castle

14.30: Cavalcade

16.00 - 22.30: Randalls Beer tent open

17.30: Band of the Royal Armoured Corps at the Home Front Marquee

21.30: Fireworks Display