Hailed as one of the quirkiest festivals on the scene today, Spirit of Folk unveils its music lineup, along with some very interesting activities for all the ages.
Meteor Award winner Mick Flannery will headline the 2015 event, set to take place in Dunderry Park, Co Meath this September 18-20th. This year’s festival also marks the occasion of their 5th birthday, so it’s sure to be a special one!
The festival will also feature contemporary rock-trad powerhouse, ‘Moxie’, a soulful and much hyped ‘Inni-K’, and the roof raising ‘Bunoscionn’, returning from their European tour to perform a reggae-trad inspired ‘G.A.A Disco’ on the Whelan’s Main Stage.
Other up and coming Irish acts include Rhob Cunningham, Elm, Dr. Millar, Mongoose, Cuig, Carriages, Corner Boy, Rob Corcoran, The Blood Red Mountain Band, The Midnight Union Band, Elephant, Saint Sister, Elaine, Petonc, Basciville, Majestic Bears, Na Tonnta, Sun.Set.Ships, The Marriannes, Anna Mieke, The Ocelots, Carron & Kate O’Callaghan, with more to be announced late August.
As well as cutting edge Irish music, there will be lots of alternative events. These include storytelling from national treasures such as Batt Burns, Jack Lynch, Eddie Lenihan, and Aideen Mc Bride. If you’re looking for something even more alternative, there are talks and workshops on Ancient Druidism and Shamanism, African song and Dance workshops, Viking Battle Re-enactments, Bicycle Jousting, Yoga, Astronomy and Bushcraft.
The festival will launch with a night to showcase the festival’s music and storytelling on the 22nd of August in Whelan’s.
Weekend tickets cost €70 and day tickets cost €50 (all including camping and campervans).
To purchase your Spirit of Folk 2015 tickets go to www.spiritoffolk.com/tickets.
For more information check out www.spiritoffolk.com, follow them on Twitter (@Spirit_of_Folk), or give a like on Facebook.com/spiritoffolkfestival