THOUSANDS FLOCK TO BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER
Once again Mitchelstown has proved that it has what it takes to host one of the country’s best music festivals as last weekend’s Indiependence event turned out to be a triumph for the organisers. The festival, which enjoyed favourable weather conditions, attracted over 4,000 fans to Mitchelstown for a weekend of superb music.
“It was a fantastic success, we had people from right across Ireland and even the UK for what turned out to be a wonderful weekend of some of the best music around,” Indiependence organizer, Shane Dunne told The Avondhu.
This year’s festival was held in the Deer Farm on the old Dublin Road and many of the music fans were impressed with the layout of the venue.
“The site was perfect with the camping attached to the venue. I have been coming to Indipendence for a few years now and it just keeps getting better and better,” Justin McCarthy from Cork city told The Avondhu.
The Avondhu managed to speak to some of the bands before they took to the stages, “We are delighted to be here, we have played at many festivals this year. It’s great to be going on before White Lies,” Corona’s bass guitarist Graham Knox said.
“It is a humbling experience to play in front of a small community and we are very excited about that. This is our last gig before we take some holidays so we are very much looking forward to it,” Charles Cave bass guitar and backing vocals for White Lies told The Avondhu.
Mitchelstown’s own Amanda Darcy aka Miss Mofit was delighted to be performing in her hometown, “It’s great to be playing here in Mitchelstown, in front of friends. I still get very nervous before I go on stage, but together with my band members (Andrea Mazzali and Roberto Molinari) we are very excited, and its all my own original work that we will be doing,” Amanda said.
Over 90 bands kept the bank holiday weekend rocking as music fans enjoyed the Coronas, White Lies and the Alabama 3, just to name a few.
“We had something for everybody but I was delighted when the Alabama 3 took part in an impromptu session back stage on Sunday night, everybody joined in it was great, “ Shane Dunne said.
Plans for Indipendence 2011 are already underway, “Yeah, we will be staying here at the Deer Farm and we have also looked at ways of enhancing the site. Next year will be even bigger and better again and while we are all really tired we are looking forward to booking the acts for Indipendence 2011. So, watch this space,” Shane concluded.
Thursday 5th August 7:56pm