- 27 May 16
The Limavady weekender has unveiled its first batch of musical acts
Stendhal Festival of Art has unveiled an impressive opening batch of acts for their August weekender.
Northern Irish alt rock legends Therapy?, the sensational DJ Yoda, the hottest new act in folk, Lynched, bluegrass heroes Hayseed Dixie and the Mercury Prize-winning Badly Drawn Boy are all headed to the Limavady event in August.
There's plenty more top-notch names on the bill too, with a special focus on acts from Norn Iron; the likes of The Bonnevilles, The Emerald Armada, Ports and Ryan Vail will also be strutting their stuff.
Others playing a part are – deep breath – The Pat McManus Band, Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas, Jealous of the Birds, Brand New Friend, Joshua Burnside, Antidote Emcee Showcase, Homespun Soundsystem, Andy The Doorbum, Emma Lusby, Connla, Chris Madden, Lore, Jessica Doherty, Limavady Big Band, Sons of Burlap, The Woodburning Savages, Furlo, Luke Clerkin, Wolves of Youth and The Whereabouts.
The festival, winner of Ireland’s Best Small Festival for three years running, takes place in the beautiful surrounds of Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, on August 12 and 13, and with lots more acts to be confirmed – as well as a jam-packed bill of comedy, poetry, theatre, art and family programmes – it's shaping up to be another sterling year. Tickets will be available from next week.