The annual, one-day festival, which is sponsored by Ogier, takes place at the ancient site in Grouville on Sunday, 14 May from 10am to 5pm. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere and, in keeping with this, there will be a programme of acoustic music to entertain visitors through the day.
There will also be dancing from the Jersey Lilies; Jèrriais storytelling; crafts and activities; demonstrations from the team of volunteers who maintain the replica Neolithic Longhouse; and forest school for children wanting to learn more about local wildlife. Festival-goers are welcome to bring a picnic with them, or they can head into La Hougue Bie Tearooms, run by Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK), for food and drink.
Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Community Events Curator, said: “La Fête du R’nouvé is a much-loved little festival with a unique atmosphere. It provides the perfect excuse for people to get together and relax under the lovely canopy of trees at La Hougue Bie, while enjoying the talent of some of the best local musicians. We would love people to bring a rug with them, hang out with us for the day and enjoy everything that our festival has to offer.”
As parking is limited at La Hougue Bie, festival-goers are encouraged to hop on a bus, cycle, walk or get dropped off. However, off-site parking is available nearby at the JFTU site, about five minutes away on foot. There will be disabled parking only at La Hougue Bie.
Kate Kirk, Ogier’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Jersey Heritage with a dedicated programme of community events. La Fête du R’nouvé is a great opportunity to celebrate spring at an ancient historic site with a day of music, storytelling and food with family and friends.”
Usual entry fees apply for La Fête du R’nouvé. Free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.