Helmet, Akala, Rubberbandits & more join bill for BARE in the Woods 2017

Ireland’s fastest growing festival, BARE in the Woods, today announced more artists for this summer’s festival taking place at Garryhinch Woods in Portarlington on June 9 – 11.

US alt-metal heavyweights Helmet join the bill as headliners for BARE17, along with UK hip hop/grime artist Akala, Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWho, Irish comedy hip hop duo Rubberbandits and 90s hitmakers Right Said Fred. BARE17s eclectic line-up is further added to by newly signed Sire/Warner Bros Records outfit, Alvarez Kings, New Zealand’s Jon Stevens (INXS), The Frank & Walters, RSAG, Chastity Brown and Bunoscionn.

Already announced for the now three-day event are House of Pain, Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, The Correspondents, DJ Dan Shake, great comedy with Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain more Irish artists including The Hot Sprockets, Sounds of a System Breakdown and Rews.

“We’re delighted to announce some more superb live acts to our BARE17 bill,” said organisers Brendan Morrissey and Peter Dunne, “and we are continually looking for new artists who will bring a breath of fresh air to the Irish festival season. There’s been some fantastic artists announced for events around the country, but we are determined to offer something different at BARE in the Woods and we feel these latest announcements are in keeping with BARE’s eclectic and original vibe.”

BARE in the Woods’ bespoke festival site features a party island on a lake, chill out spots hidden amongst the trees and a full sized Crannog hosting the Spoken Word Stage.

BARE in the Woods is located only 50 minutes from Dublin and is accessible via motorway networks to all major Irish cities in under two hours. The site is located close to Portarlington railway station and serviced by Dublin Coach, with a 24-hour service to Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

Further announcements for BARE in the Woods 2017 are due soon.


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