BANDON Music Festival will celebrate its 21st year this June Bank Holiday weekend, with a host of top names, including Cavan band The Strypes and Bressie’s band The Blizzards.
As one of the longest running festivals in West Cork, the Bandon Music Festival will welcome tourists from all over Ireland and beyond for the three days from June 2nd to 4th. Bandon Music Festival Committee member Niamh O’Donovan said the town was delighted to welcome such big-name bands which are internationally recognised.
‘We feel the festival has something to offer everyone, young and old,’ she said.
The two headliners will be supported by Tanjier and local talent The LiveLees. The festival will also have music, street entertainment on the Main St and in the Riverview Shopping Centre, with a host of local talent performing free on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The organisers are also promoting local Bandon businesses on the festival’s Facebook page with a draw and a first prize of €1,000 in shopping vouchers to spend in the town.
Tickets for the festival are on sale locally from O’Farrell’s newsagents, BOS (Bandon Office Supplies) and the 3 Store at the Riverview Shopping Centre.They are €15 per adult day pass, €25 per adult weekend pass, €15 per teenager weekend pass, €10 per teenager day pass, and accompanied under 13s are free.
This year there is an Early Bird Option weekend with wristbands €20 for adults and €12 for under 18s.
Wristbands will also be available from the Bandon Music Festival box office at the venue but given the restrictions on the numbers allowed in the venue, and the popularity of the acts, concert-goers are advised to purchase early. Gates open each night at 6.30pm.
‘We are asking businesses and the general public to invest in Bandon by supporting one of the busiest weekends in the town,’ said a spokesperson.