- 09 Jun 22
Forest Fest opens on Friday, July 22nd - featuring Strings n’ Things, Greenshine, Hamsandwich, Hermitage Green, Harvest, Power of Dreams, Jack L and The 4 of Us.
Taking place in Laois' Emo Village from July 22-24, Forest Fest now has 45 bands on the bill for their exciting 2022 edition.
Taking to the stage on the Saturday, July 23, are The Stunning, marking their 30th anniversary tour. Also, on the Saturday bill are Something Happens, Mundy, Paddy Casey, The Riptide Movement, Lisa Lambe, Cathy Davey, Inni-K, THUMPER, Strand, Strength in Numbers, Carpark Sci-Fi, AIS, Three Underneath, The Barley Mob, Manden Express and Ares Redemption.
The final day of the festival, Sunday July 24, stars The Waterboys, King Kong Company, Damien Dempsey, The Lost Messiahs, Soda Blonde, Hothouse Flowers, Stockton’s Wing, Pogueology, Walk the Line, The Barley Mob, Eileen Gogan, The Pearly Whites, Big Spoon, Paper Planes, Dopamine and Flublah.
Forest Fest is currently completing preparations for its arts events, fringe festival and children's programme – details of which will be revealed soon.
The boutique style festival in the ethos and spirit of the popular and well-established Body & Soul, and all facilities are within close proximity and easy walking distance of the main festival arena. The Forest Fest arena site in the heart of the village will have three stages to ensure continuity, and to allow fans to see all the main acts if they wish to do so.
The Festival Club and Festival Green Room at Forest Fest will be located about 500 metres away from the main arena and situated at Batonis Restaurant and Courtyard.
Parking at Forest Fest is free of charge and there will be a comprehensive shuttle bus service in operation from surrounding towns, and accommodation providers to ensure easy access and convenience for festival fans.
Both campsites at Forest Fest will have services and facilities but not electric hook-up, which is similar to other events.
For tickets and further information, see forestfest.ie
- Film & TV
- 06 Jul 22