A NEW music festival in the town which hosted Ireland’s first open-air music weekend, is coming to Macroom this June.
The Frank & Walters, Riptide Movement and Mundy will headline the one-day event on Saturday June 24th, reminiscent of the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival, which ran from 1976 until 1982 and brought Rory Gallagher to West Cork.
This new festival aims to take advantage of the freedom from traffic that the bypass, opened last year, has given the town. While the first Mountain Dew Festival was held in the castle grounds, the new Macroom Music Fest will return to the gates of the castle in the town square.
Festival organiser Killian Lynch said the concert will be ‘one of many’ to follow. ‘Macroom is a market town in the centre of the scenic Lee Valley and has a large community feel about. It is great to see a real buzz around Macroom town now,’ he added, referring to the opening of the long-awaited bypass in December.
Tickets costing €34.50 plus booking fee, and are now available at www.macroommusicfest.ie