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Jersey crowd steal the show at Jersey Live 2010
Tinie Tempah at Jersey Live

Looking back at Jersey Live 2010

"It's the best crowd of our festival season," is what Will from Chase & Status told me after coming off stage on Saturday night.

Jersey Live 2010 featured an amazing and diverse line-up of acts from all around the world but the one thing I kept hearing was praise for the crowd.

Despite long queues and waits of up to two hours, people got into the spirit of the event and 'went for it'.

From Tinie Tempah soaking up the screams to Weller clapping the crowd.

I had the chance to speak to most of the acts playing the festival after they came off stage and, with a few exceptions on Sunday afternoon - the response to the crowd was 'wow'.

Kate Nash
Kate Nash performed on the Sunday at Jersey Live

Mani, he of Primal Scream and Stone Roses fame, loves Jersey and Jersey Live - he told me the plan was to get the whole band over next time.

Every year on the first weekend of September thousands flock to the Royal Jersey showground in Trinity for the island's biggest music event.

Now in its seventh year, the festival sold out for the first time since increasing capacity to 10,000.

The thousands of people who spilled from coaches and cars and through the country lanes on their way to the arena wore shorts and T shirts, summer dresses and shorts.

There was fancy dress and a wedding gown. Feet sported wellington boots and flip flops, faces were shiny beneath day glo face paint .

It may be a small festival but it is a big hit for bands , says Jane Houghton of Excess Press, who's been managing the press for the event since it started.

The organisers had promised their seventh Jersey Live would be bigger and better than ever.

They'll be hoping the crowds trudging good naturedly to their coaches after the curtain came down were sharing that view.

You can see more photos from Jersey Live 2010 on the BBC Jersey Flickr stream .


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