Errol Groves obituary

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My father, Errol Groves, who has died aged 69 of cancer, was an activist, gardener, musician and co-founder of the Vale Earth fair, an annual charity music festival held in Guernsey, the Channel Island he made his home.

Every August bank holiday at the fair, around 2,000 people and more than 60 acts gather across five stages at the 15th-century Vale Castle, which Errol chose as the island’s best venue for live outdoor music. The two-day festival is volunteer-run and – largely thanks to Errol’s influence – as green as possible, with all-vegetarian food stands, profits donated to humanitarian causes and everything possible recycled.

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