Uisneach Inn, Killare, Co Westmeath – Bealtaine, May 4/5 2013

New additions to the bill

We are proud to announce some brilliant musical additions to the festival bill. Ireland’s oldest band – in fact the oldest band in the world – will be coming to Ireland’s oldest festival. The award-winning KILFENORA CÉILÍ BAND will change the way you think about traditional music. As will the legendary DÓNAL LUNNY who will be bringing some very special guests to perform the greatest hits of his incredible repertoire.

We will also be the ONLY festival this summer where you will see both of this years Meteor Choice Music Prize Winners perform on the same stage! Headlining the Button Factory stage will be JAPE, who have just walked away with their second choice prize for the brilliant ‘Ocean of Frequency’ album. The brilliant ROYSEVEN, who won the song of the year award for ‘We Should Be Lovers’ will also be playing.

Re-forging Uisneach’s links to Stonehenge will be HAWKWIND great NIK TURNER, who will be bringing the legendary band’s music alive on the hill with a superb 9 piece band. Nik is one of a very select few who have performed at Stonehenge and we are delighted he’ll be here to strengthen the links between the two great sites. Don’t forget, the stones at Stonehenge are said to have come from Uisneach…

HORSLIPS legend JOHNNY FEAN will be bringing their music to the festival, the band have often sang about Uisneach so we are thrilled to have Johnny here to cement those links.

You wanted them back, well, you’ve got them back, and on the main stage too. THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT were the stars of the show last year, and will be back to rip it up again on May 5th.

Classy Irish rockers RELISH recently reformed and we’re delighted that they will be joining us on May 5th. Mullingar heroes THE AFTERMATH are also returning by popular demand, as are our great friends from the UK, TOUCH THE EARTH.

The above acts are just some of over 30 additions to the musical bill, which already features BRESSIE, HOTHOUSE FLOWERS, KILA, PETER DORAN and many more. We’ll reveal more here and at festivalofthefires.com later this week.

Tickets are on sale now, priced €39.50 from all Ticketmaster outlets and from ticketmaster.ie

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