- 04 Mar 21
Originally scheduled to take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, organisers have confirmed that the new event will run from August 13 to 15.
New dates have been announced for the inaugural Wild Roots Music and Adventure Festival, along with further acts added to the exciting line-up.
Wild Roots will be held at Sligo's Lough Gill, with a line-up consisting of the Kaiser Chiefs, Damien Dempsey, James Morrison, King Kong Company and many more. The festival promises to be Ireland's first completely COVID-safe offering of its kind, creating a build-up of anticipation.
As well as these already confirmed acts, others have been added to the list today including Afro-Irish singer, Tolü Makay, Dublin hip-hop group Loud Motive, Galway rapper Celaviedmai and the pop-funk sensation Toshín. The hip-hop acts JyellowL and KAÉ have also been confirmed.
“The rescheduled dates will allow for the vaccination rollout to take effect and for the safe reopening of the Live events sector," Festival Director, Neil O’Connell, commented on the announcement news.
"As a small boutique festival spread across a large festival site, we are in a strong position to be the first festival of the year. All of our acts have moved with us to our new dates and we are delighted to welcome a host of new performers to the line-up. With our latest acts, we wanted to acknowledge the incredible social and cultural diversity within the Irish music scene. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the lake.”
Wild Roots is a new boutique festival that celebrates music, performing arts and outdoor adventure. Festival-goers can sample a range of outdoor activities including boat rides, kayaking, rock climbing and aerial yoga; enjoying music from Soda Blonde, Daithí, Booka Shade and Mark Blair.
The Sligo event will now take place August 13 to 15. For tickets and further information, visit the Wild Roots website here.