Townlands Carnival takes place at Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom this weekend, July 20th to 21st. Amazing stages include The Hive, Rising Sons, The Sibín, The Riddim Shack, The Village Green, Big Bubbles Family Area, Village Hall and of course the Main Stage featuring the likes of Sister Sledge (hits include We Are Family, Frankie), Leftfield (DJ set), King Kong Company, Kila and Altern-8.
Construction is complete on a stunning festival site that sets out to wow its audience with ingenuity, colour, daring and imagination. Nestled in the scenic grounds of Rusheen Farm Estate, Townlands Carnival aims to transport the public to quite literally another world for the three days of the festival, immersing you in a mesmerising landscape of the bold, the beautiful and the bewildering.
The Riddim Shack is set to host Mungos HiFi (ft Solo Banton), Radical Gura & Cian Finn, Worries Outernational, Rub a Dub, Chris Munky (ft Eva Lazarus), Flipside Selekta & Fake Rolex, Community HiFi, Bilbo Bongo, Jus Me, Big Daddy Can, Gwada, MikeJMc, Executive Steve and Subweight. Spread across the Sibín, Rising Sons and The Hive are great live acts such as Katie Kim, Bantum, Orchid Collective, One Horse Pony, The Elation, Laurie Shaw and many more.
The Big Bubbles Family Area is a family-orientated delight, providing unique concept children’s play areas, with an Old World village fete atmosphere, giant wooden games, star-gazing hammocks, face-painting, hula-hoop workshops, arts & crafts and a kiddie’s disco. Great news for parents too as under-12s going to Townlands Carnival are free.
The Village Green will be home to a Café Bar serving up delicious breakfasts and craft beers. It’s the venue where you’ll find some amazing local and international musical acts, including Bear Bojack, Cula Bulla and Bristol hip hop legend Kinsman, plus a late-night silent disco.
There’s also spoken word from Cormac Lally, Julie Goo and David Jackson, comedy from the CoCo Comedy Club, and the Salon of Dangerous Ideas.
Townlands Carnival is located near Macroom, only a 30-minute drive from Cork city. Weekend camping tickets are now available and can be puchased from www.townlandscarnival.com