Lough Key Forest Park to host major two day music festival
Boyle’s Lough Key Forest Park is the be the venue for a large two day music festival next June.
The popular tourist venue will host the second ‘Night and Day’ festival on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th with some top class acts planned – details which will be announced later.
The 2022 festival was held in the grounds of Clonalis House in Castlerea and will move to Boyle next year to increase capacity with a limit being capped at 4,500 attendees.
Shuttle buses are planned to operate between Boyle town and Carrick on Shannon to Festival goers.
The event has been welcomed by Lough Key Forest Park manager Louise Fitzpatrick who said: “I am beyond excited for Lough Key Forest and Activity Park to be the new home for this fantastic festival and believe the Park is such a perfect fit with the Night and Day Festival ethos. It has long been an ambition to have a festival of this scale here and I’m delighted to work with the organisers to see this happening”.
Commenting on the announcement, Night and Day festival director Brendan Hurley said: “We’re really excited for the next chapter of what has already been a great adventure. Lough Key is the perfect setting for a music festival and we can’t wait to develop Night and Day further in our amazing new home. We would also like to thank the O’Connor-Nash family from Clonalis House for letting us use their beautiful estate for our debut festival.”
The musical lineup, which will be announced in early 2023, will continue to heavily promote Irish talent. Last year, acts included Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland, The Mary Wallopers, Cathy Davey, and HousePlants.
The festival will also host a number of fringe attractions over three festival domes including a political symposium featuring some high profile politicians and a number of family friendly events including a circus performance, musical workshops and cultural exhibitions.
The festival itself is a strictly over 20s event, but under 12s can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.
A limited amount of super-early bird tickets are on sale now for the discounted price of €140 at www.nightandday.ie/tickets
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