This August bank holiday sees the return Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival, one of Ireland’s best boutique music festivals, packed with an eclectic line-up and activities.
Along with yoga, burlesque, hula hooping, puppet making and many more family activities, a whopping 70+ acts will hit the stage at the scenic Charleville Castle in Co. Offaly on August 1, 2 and 3. Here’s a run through of the acts that you must check out.
Arnaud Bernard, better known by his stage name Onra, is a Parisian hip-hop and electro beatmaker. His rhythmic beats, trippy hooks and R’n’B tinted tracks have made him one of the most exciting electro acts in the business at the moment. This headliner is not to be missed.
Homegrown, Bray songwriter Conor Linnie has been making waves in the Dublin music scene after his intricate and soulful debut album Astray was praised across the board following its release. Don’t miss him perform Crash Bandicoot Blues, a bluegrassy ballad that’s as emotionally charged that love song about a videogame can be. 90s kids, you’ll love it.
Aussie born, Dublin based singer-songwriter Liza Flume first gained attention after her debut music video ‘What We Called Love’ was shared countless times over social media around it’s release. Now the track has tens of thousands of YouTube plays, making Liza a festival favourite.
Two of the most influential musicians in the Dublin music scene over the past years, Lar Kaye ( Adebisi Shank) and Conor Adams (The Cast of Cheers), have teamed up for their latest project TVVINS. Wowing critics with their “robotic interstellar synth-pop” tunes, we predict huge things for these guys.
Welsh musician, filmmaker and former frontman for Super Furry Animals Gruff Rhys, has been having critics going nuts for him since the release of concept album American Interior. His unique brand of musicianship meets storytelling has fans and critics clamoring to see his unique theatrically live show.
For more information or to buy tickets for Castlepalooza, visit Castlepalooza.com.
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