A new music festival taking place in Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, east Cork, from April 13 to 15, 2018.
Des O’Driscoll, in the Irish Examiner, reports:
“We think that will create a really special atmosphere on the site,” said co-organiser Joe Kelly. “There are about 170 self-catering houses at Trabolgan, and there will also be space for some camper vans.
“The beauty of this setup is that, no matter what gig you’re at, you’re never more than a few minutes’ stroll from where you’re staying, with its bed and hot shower.”
Behind the scenes: @Briandeady rocking out in the empty swimming pool at Trabolgan during our live beroadcast announcement on @Nialler9 today. See you back here for the mother of all pool parties in April??? Oh.. there’s a wave pool and water slide too 👌🎉 pic.twitter.com/eogaaQJVyB
The one-day festival Simma Down will take place. To wit:
Features include live music, workshops, talks, DJs, MCs, art, games, spoken word, locally brewed beer, BYOB, fresh food and beautiful surroundings.
There will be three main areas – a live music barn, a DJ yard, and a big front lawn for games, workshops and activities. Local food & drink suppliers will be promoted on the festival site, alongside a special collection of artists and performers. The event is also family friendly.
Tickets include private bus transport from Dublin to the festival site, and back to Dublin once it’s all over.
The second annual Dublin Bowie Festival happens on the 5th to the 10th of January next year, with the festival closing on the first anniversary of the Thin White Duke’s passing.
Music, movies, debate and tributes aplenty will spread to venues all over Dublin, in celebration of the man’s life and work, with Nialler9 picking his highlights over at his site.
Not to be missed are talks with playwright/Lazarus stage-show co-author Enda Walsh, and a vigil on the 10th to mark Bowie’s passing, with Bowie Raw performing acoustically, and space/time available for anyone that wishes to convey their feelings onstage through song or spoken word.
Forbidden Fruit – Saturday day passes on sale now Saturday June 4th, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
01. Day passes are now on sale for the Saturday of Forbidden Fruit, happening June 4 at Kilmainham’s Royal Hospital.
02. As covered in our round-up last week, the day is being headlined by psych-rock iconoclasts Tame Impala, off the back of 2015’s breakthrough Currents LP, math-rock elder statesmen Battles, soul collectiveJungle, house duo Tale of Us, and a live performance from minimalist experimental techno duo Kiasmos.
03. Added to the line-up are grime pioneer Skepta, US rapper Freddie Gibbs, and a live audiovisual show from Dublin house/turntablism/etc. man Kormacand collaborators.
04. More to be announced, of course. We’ll keep you updated with more line-up announcements as and when we get them. €59.50 at the usual outlets, while stocks last, etc.
Verdict: Skepta is an influential name to add to any festival bill, and should help pique interest in day tickets. Kormac’s various live excursions have also been fest favourites, while Freddie Gibbs adds weight to proceedings. Bodes well for further announcements.
An electronic picnic in the Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.
Your readers might be interested in a great little music and arts festival taking place this Easter in Lovely Leitrim. The festival is voluntary run by music and arts enthusiasts living in the area [details below] and if the past 2 years are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great weekend….