- 25 Nov 22
Christmas comes early for Forest Fest fans with an early line-up reveal, and the announcement of a fan-friendly flexible day ticket offering.
Forest Fest, running from July 21 - 23, is one of the first major Irish festivals to partially reveal their line-up for next summer.
Fresh from their ‘Best Festival’ win at the Midlands Hospitality Awards, Forest Fest have wasted no time in staking their claim to holding onto the title for 2023.
The initial Forest Fest line-up reveal for next July features Suede, Ash, Big Country, Bronagh Gallagher & Band, Carrie Baxter, Frank and the Walters, Gabrielle, Hermitage Green, Jack Lukeman, Nik Kershaw, N.O.A.H, Pastiche, Something Happens, Sharon Shannon, The Primitives, The Proclaimers, The Riptide Movement, The Undertones, and Walk The Line, with further headliners and numerous other acts yet to be announced.
The line-up reveal is coupled with additional and much-welcome news around day tickets.
In addition to the weekend and weekend camping and glamping tickets already on offer, Forest Fest have added day tickets for each of the 3-days of the festival.
These day tickets will undoubtedly make for an ideal Christmas present as they are all exchangeable and transferable at no additional cost, for whichever day you prefer. This greatly facilitates those wishing to opt for their favourite bands once the day-to-day programme is finalised, or simply to choose the day you prefer to join family and friends at Forest Fest.
All tickets can also be upgraded at any time to the weekend and weekend camping options, with no additional levies or booking fees.
Additionally, Children under 12 go free once accompanied by ticket holding adults, as part of the event’s family-friendly ethos.
Festival founder and promoter, Philip Meagher, explained: “Off the back of winning the Best Festival plaudits we really want to live up to that standard and expectation and to step up to the mark with Forest Fest2.
“To that end I think our first line-up reveal speaks for itself, and that’s just a fraction and a flavour of what’s to come in terms of international headliners, the best Irish talent and the pick of emerging acts and artists, that’s the Forest Fest formula. It’s eclectic, it’s exciting, it’s entertaining and fun," the founder continued.
“We remain an indie boutique festival, with a cosy, comfortable atmosphere, a convenient scale, and family-friendly with limited numbers. We don’t believe that bigger is necessarily better, but we do believe in getting better and always looking for ways to refine, hone and improve the Forest Fest experience.
“In a direct response to our fanbase and the feedback that we have received, we’ve listened and responded to come out early with a very attractive day-ticket offering, which is ultra-flexible and transferable at no additional cost whatsoever. So, it’s really an ideal and thoughtful Christmas gift, and a Forest Fest ticket is not just for Christmas, as the anticipation can be enjoyed for the next six months, and the memories will last forever."
Finally, Philip explained: “Lots of festival fans have already committed to Forest Fest for the weekend and the weekend remains the best way to come and enjoy this summer celebration of music, arts and socialise in such a wonderful ambiance and setting. However, that’s not possible for a variety of reasons for everyone and therefore the day-ticket is in keeping with our ethos of accessibility, affordability and the ultimate flexibility for our valued fans and supporters Essentially, you can transfer or upgrade all the tickets at any time without incurring any extra fees or charges."
As for the line-up reveal, organisers are incredibly excited for indie pop anthems to ring out around the forest canopy of Emo village next July, undoubtedly accompanied by sing-along, and beautiful memories made.
The new Forest Fleadh - essentially a festival within a festival - brings a host of Irish folk & trad to the festival, inviting the best emerging new acts breaking onto the scene.
Forest Fest weekend tickets will go on general sale this Friday, November 25, with flexible transferable day tickets also available.
All further information, tickets, updates and point of contact are available from the festival website.