Big names headline Bandon Music Festival

Posted on: 6th May, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The Bandon Music Festival is back this June bank holiday for its 18th year. Taking place in the West Cork town from Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1, 2014, the Bandon Music Festival has grown organically into one of Ireland’s leading independent music events by attracting big name artists year after year. And 2014 is no exception!

On Saturday, May 31, Mundy brings his uniquely upbeat brand of folk-based pop-rock to the main stage. With huge hits like July, Mexico and Galway Girl, alongside new material, Mundy and band promise a great evening’s entertainment! He’ll be joined by the endearing simplicity of Dublin brothers Hudson Taylor. This up and coming duo’s debut EP ‘Battles’ shot straight to No.1 on iTunes and with critics and fans alike hotly tipping them for greatness, you can see them live at Bandon Music Festival!

On Sunda, June 1, it’s synthesisers at the ready, as Bandon goes electro with Le Galaxie. Ireland’s foremost electronic band promise to lift the mood and get you dancing like no other band can! This four-piece Dublin band have earned a five-star reputation for getting it right, time and again with recent ceiling-melting performances at the Electric Picnic and the Olympia. And they’ll be in great company as Kormac’s Big Band also takes to the main stage on Sunday! The multi-membered extension of the solo work of DJ Kormac, this band have been described by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac as “the most bizarre set-up I’ve ever seen – but it really works”. Kormac’s 11-piece live band will really rock the joint with turntables, a barbershop quartet (yes that’s right!), drums, double bass, trombone, clarinet, trumpet and banjo.

Bandon Music Festival PRO Dan O’Boyle said: “With such a great line-up of talented acts and a diverse range of musical styles on offer, the 18th Bandon Music Festival is the place to be this June Bank Holiday for a fun-filled weekend of music and craic in West Cork!”

Tickets are on sale now from priced just €12 adult day pass/€20 adult weekend pass, €8 teenager day pass/€12 teenager weekend pass and accompanied Under 14’s are free. Tickets are also available from O’Farrell’s newsagents Bandon and from the festival box office on the night. Gates open at 6.30pm.

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The Bandon Music Festival also includes a free festival music trail with live bands playing in participating pubs throughout the town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with full bar extensions, so you can party the night away in style! With a local farmers’ market and plenty of tourist attractions in the area, the Bandon Music Festival in West Cork has something for all the family.

Established in 1997, the Bandon Music Festival is a community-run not-for-profit festival that has grown organically into one of Ireland’s leading independent music events. Bandon Music Festival has earned its reputation by attracting big name performers including: Ryan Sheridan, Delorentos, The Undertones, Mundy, Mick Flannery, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Aslan, The Saw Doctors, Sharon Shannon, Republic of Loose, Fight Like Apes and many more.

The festival’s mix of live outdoor concerts and free pub music trail means there is something for everyone over the June bank holiday weekend in beautiful Bandon, West Cork.

Hear huge hits at this year’s festival including: ‘July’ and ‘Galway Girl’ – Mundy; ‘Battles’ – Hudson Taylor; ‘Love System – featuring Elaine Mai’ and ‘The Nightcaller’ – Le Galaxie; ‘Kormac’s Big Band’.

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