Parade Entertainment

“Let us Entertain you…”

It just wouldn’t be Battle without the sights and sounds of our performers entertaining you in the arena and taking part in the parades. This year’s highlights will include:

 

Band of the Island of Jersey

Originally formed in 1876, the band was renamed to its present title after the Second World War. The Band differs from the tradition of Brass Bands in that they have a Corps of Drums, members of which, over the years have received training by HM Royal Marines, a relationship which has been nurtured by the Band executive for many years.

 

The Dolphin Marching Band

Formed in 1997 by the present bandmaster, the Band has been coming to Jersey for 26 years and is a firm favourite amongst Battle audiences. The band welcomes members from the age of 8-years upwards, even those without any musical experience as they are taught by memory. Welcome back in our anniversary year.

 

Bloco Fogo Samba Band

Meaning ‘Band of Fire’ the group, which was formed in Kent in 2001 has since grown and developed both musically and in size, boasting over 60 members. Combining amazing rhythms and infectious energy to create a fiery show of colour, sound and movement.

 

Run for Cover

This Irish/American Folk/Rock band have been performing together since the early 1990s and have made many appearances at the Battle parades over the years – the band will happily take requests from the audience as they travel along the parade.

 

Ruby Rouge

Making their first appearance at Battle, Ruby Rouge is a post-modern jazz band providing smooth jazzy sounds with a post-modern feel.

 

The Jersey Rockets Cheerleader Squad

The squad has performed regularly at Battle over the years as well as other charity events across the Island. Guaranteed to bolster the crowd, make noise and definitely entertain.

 

Star Wars Jersey

Set up in 2013, our aim is to have fun bring the Star Wars universe to life whilst raising money and awareness for local children’s charities. We’ll be looking out for Lightsabers  during the Moonlight Parade – see you in the arena! And remember, May the Force Be With You!

 

The Dragons (Moonlight Parade only – courtesy of Performers Jersey)

The only living dragons in Jersey! Delighting audiences with their adorable, sweet nature although their keepers say they certainly have their hands full with their playful antics.

 

Fire FX (Moonlight Parade only)

Jersey’s leading providers of fire and glow entertainment, FireFX, will be showcasing their unique development of the dance style ‘Poi’. Originating from the Maori people of Aotearoa, New Zealand, Firefx are sure to dassle and wow you with their specialised ‘spin’ on dance entertainment.

 

Moz Drums (Moonlight Parade only)

These strange musicians, with their glittering costumes, upbeat demeanour, lively drumbeats and dazzling LED technology is set to dial up the fun with a stunning spectacle of light and movement suitable for all. These drummers aren’t the last bit shy, so be prepared to be approached by them!

 

Hoops & Glitter

Hels, who is self-taught has hooping for over a decade and has trained with some of the best ‘Hoopers’ in the world. She loves to hoop dance with LED and fire hoops.

 

Battle Bee

As always, the official mascot of the Jersey Battle of Flowers will be buzzing its way around the arena in both the Day Parade and Moonlight Parade. Keep your eyes peeled for him and his friends and don’t forget to wave!

 

Daffy Duck & Tweety Pie

Battle Bee will be joined by Daffy during the Daytime Parade and will appear alongside Tweety Pie at the Moonlight Parade.

 

Bing Bunny

Bing is just 3-years old and a typical pre-schooler. He’s spirited, lively and fascinated by the world around him and learning about life. He is a very cheeky bunny and can’t wait until Battle Day – he’s so excited!

 

Rex (Daytime Parade only)

This 10ft skeleton Tyrannosaurus Rex is delighted to be back at Battle thanks to Nigel Phillips and his team. He is ‘roaring’ to go and promises not to eat your ice-cream if you give him a big cheer and a wave as he passes by.

 

 

Also appearing

Filles de Fleurs

(courtesy of JLee Productions)

Mirror Girls

(Moonlight Parade only – courtesy of JLee Productions)

Power Rises

(courtesy of Performers Jersey)

Bumble Bee Transformer

(courtesy of mimicbee.com)

Allan Gardner

(courtesy of Performers Jersey)

Carnival Girls

(courtesy of Performers Jersey)

The Mirror Man

(courtesy of 3rd Above Entertainment)

The Mirror  Ballerinas

(courtesy of 3rd Above Entertainment)

Dancing Girls

(courtesy of 3rd Above Entertainment)

Stilt Walkers

(Day Parade only – courtesy of Flair Entertainment)

Roller Skaters

(courtesy of Flair Entertainment)

LED Wing Girl

(Moonlight Parade only – courtesy of Flair Entertainment)