Over the years we’ve seen an increasingly exciting calendar of festivals in NI, but this year it’s pretty full on. So far this week we’ve seen the lineup for 2 brand new music festivals, (BUSHMILLS® LIVE, and the Titanic Lockdown) announced.
BUSHMILLS® Irish Whiskey has announced Snow Patrol as the first of a number of artists who will perform at BUSHMILLS Live at the Old BUSHMILLS Distillery on the 20th and 21st June 2012.
Other performers announced include renowned musician Foy Vance, who along with David Holmes composed the music for the OSCAR® winning short film, ‘The Shore’ and award-winning singer songwriter and producer Iain Archer.
Tickets for the event will not go on general release, instead fans of BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey can win the chance to attend the festival by entering a competition on the BUSHMILLS Facebook page – facebook.com/bushmills1608 .
The Titanic Lockdown is the other great festival with a line up announced this week. With artists such as Roots Manuva, DJ Gilles Peterson and London’s Soul Jazz Sound System and with a local band lineup on the 31st March featuring Pocket Billiards, The Bonnevilles, Katie and the Carnival, Verse Chorus Verse and Hydroponic DJ’s, the 31st March is set to be a fantastic day under the H&W cranes.
The Lockdown 1st / 2nd June lineup includes Happy Mondays, Ghostpoet, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Errors and Factory Floor Fall and with other artists to be announced it’s going to be yet another great festival.
This coming week will also see the Tennents Vital lineup announced on Tuesday night. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates as we will be there.