- 11 Aug 21
There will be no indoor venues and all stages will adhere to capacity limitations in line with Government guidelines at the time of the event.
It Takes A Village returns to Trabolgan Holiday Village, Co. Cork on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2021 with a stellar new line-up that effortlessly complements the unique setting.
The festival has just announced its full, all-Irish line up, with a focus on supporting local musicians, comedians, DJs, podcast makers and more.
"It is an incredible privilege to present an all Irish lineup like this, in a time like this. We are excited beyond belief about this years festival and can't wait to welcome you all back to the village," It Takes A Village organisers posted this morning.
The artists will be playing in a multitude of open air venues all around the village including an all seated courtyard, a swimming pool, a tented stage that looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as well as, for the first time in the festival’s history, a private beach.
The full line-up includes Sligo sophisti-pop purveyors Those Nervous Animals - whose reissue of their cult classic ‘My Friend John’ in 2021 has brought them right back into the zeitgeist.
Blindboy will bring his internationally-renowned, mind-expanding podcast show to the festival along with legendary Cork dance duo Fish Go Deep and folk singer of the moment John Francis Flynn.
Lo-fi bedroom artist and Cork man Graham Cooney (AKA Yenkee), Dundalk hip-hop duo TPM, Dublin rapper Nealo, Limerick's Strange Boy, singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, distinctly talented R’n’B singer-songwriter Gemma Dunleavy - whose ode to her native Sheriff Street ‘Up De Flats’ has become a Dublin anthem - Paul Noonan of Bell X1 and Daithí’s collaborative project House Plants are also included on the line-up.
Rounding out the acts are breakthrough Cork comedian Sinead Quinlan, Vicky Langan, Strange Boy, Gay Future with Eddie Kay and Angi, Donal Dineen, The Wild Geeze, Anna Mieke, Cormac Begley, Royal Yellow, Laura O’Mahony, Fire Draw Near with Ian Lynch, Sprints, Stevie G, Aoife Nic Canna & Dandelion, Cian Finn, Clare Sands, Cornelius The Comic, Cian Austin Jesus, Art Of Algebra, Pontius Pilate & The Naildrivers, Make Me An Island, Kevin Blake, Emma Doran, Jossle, Blakkheart, Aidan Quigley & Sonny Emerald, Jonezy, The Point Of Everything and Bosca Beatha.
It Takes A Village is the only festival in Ireland where the entire festival community checks into self-catering houses on the grounds. Fill up your fridge, take a swim in the pool or the sea, eat a hot meal and enjoy a warm bath after a night on the tiles before diving into your cosy bed.
Early Bird tickets go on sale 12pm today (11th August) for €189 per person, exclusively to mailing list members only. Remaining tickets, if available, go on sale at 12pm on Thursday 12th August at a cost of €209 per person. Tickets can be purchased in groups of 2 to 9.
Ticket prices includes 3 nights accommodation in a self-catering house + weekend festival ticket + private parking. All tickets must be paid for upfront. Due to the short lead-in time of the festival this year there is no option for payment in instalments.
It Takes A Village is part funded by the Live Performance Support Scheme from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Revisit the Hot Press September 2020 interview with Gemma Dunleavy on her Up De Flats EP here.
For more information and tickets visit www.ittakesavillage.fm