- 08 May 19
Now you can get to planning for It Takes A Village.
The summer festival season is about to kick off with Ireland’s only live-in festival, It Takes a Village, taking over Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Cork this weekend, Friday May 10 to Sunday May 12.
The line-up features an eclectic selection of over 60 live music performances, comedy, and conversations, over the three days, as well as a packed programme of activities like go-karting, synchronised swimming, underwater hockey, combat laser, and so much more.
The festival timetable is out now! Once villagers check in to their self-catering houses in the village, it’s straight to the dance floor on Friday evening for music from the likes of Bantum, Happy Alone, AE MAK, Le Boom, Herbert and Nialler9, taking you into the wee hours of the night.
Saturday has music, words, fun and games right through from 12 noon to 4.30am from Anna Mieke, Junior Brother, Donal Dineen, Snapped Ankles, Sister Nancy, TPM, and Gilles Peterson to name a few. Be sure to find the secret house party at Number 25 where surprise guests will be doing pop-up performances throughout the day.
Rise and shine Sunday morning for the wet and wild Synchronised Swimming classes with hilarious comedy duo Lords of Strut in Trabolgan’s heated indoor pool - so pack the togs and find the fanciest swimming hat as there’s a prize for best hat! The Sunday line-up features names like New Jackson, Kojaque, The Herbaliser, Don Letts, Lisa O’Neill, Katie Kim, Gay Future, and more conversations and live podcasts from Culture Vultures with Tony Clayton-Lea, The Point of Everything, Kevin Barry, Lisa McInerney. For those that can’t make the full weekend, the good news is that there are still a few Sunday Day tickets (€55) available, with return buses going from Cork City.