CUT PRICE TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR MITCHELSTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Local music fans will be offered an opportunity to purchase a limited number of cut price tickets for the Indiependence music festival in Mitchelstown. Priced at just €50, the tickets will be on sale at both Mitchelstown Post Office and Coral Dry Cleaners from this Friday, April 16.
These tickets will only be on sale for a short period and offer local people an opportunity to pick up weekend festival tickets at a reduced rate.
“Once these tickets are gone, they are gone. Both selling locations are also offering ticket buyers the faciliity to buy the tickets over a three week period with an initial payment of €20 securing your ticket,” festival organiser in chief, Shane Dunne told The Avondhu.
Mitchelstown’s very own music festival ‘INDIEPENDENCE’ will take place at Deer Farm on the Dublin road over the August bank holiday weekend this year.
“The new 52 acre site, owned by local man John Mulcahy, will be home to the festival for the coming years,” Indiependence organiser, Shane Dune told The Avondhu.
Already announced for the weekend festival are London based act White Lies whose 2009 debut ‘To Lose My Life’ was the first UK act to debut at number 1 in the UK charts.
“They won best new band at both the Q and NME awards in 2009 while also picking up an MTV Europe Award for Best Artiste. White Lies were one of the main attractions at Oxegen 2009 but this year their only Irish Festival performance will be at INDIEPENDENCE,” Shane said.
Other acts announced include recent Meteor winners of the best album gong The Coronas who have been selling out huge venues all over Ireland, and UK festival favourites Reverend & The Makers whose debut The Stage of Things went top five in the UK album charts.
“Duke Special will also perform at this year’s festival bringing his eclectic and eccentric live performance to Mitchelstown. With at least one more headliner to be announced along with another 30 top class festival acts, the line-up looks unbelievably strong for a festival with the lowest ticket price in the country of any festival even close to this size,” Shane told The Avondhu.
Other acts announced so far include Jape, Delorentos, Fred, Codes, The Chapters, Wiggle, O Emperor, Fish Go Deep, The Flaws, Yes Cadets, The Riptide Movement and Adebisi Shank. This year’s new site also adds to the overall aesthetic of the festival.
INDIEPENDENCE 2010 will see four covered stages with the main stage a 3,500 capacity permanent structure. The site will see a large kids area, additional gourmet food areas and bars along with an electro tent and a few more surprises along the way. 2010 also sees the addition of ‘The Square’, a little festival within a festival including up and coming bands and DJs, a comedy tent, chill out areas, indoor covered seating and many more attractions.
INDIEPENDENCE 2010 will take place on July 31 and August 1 with the onsite camping opening at 4pm on Friday, July 30. Tickets are priced at €79 for weekend camping and €59 for weekend non-camping. Further details on the festival are available from www.indiependencefestival.com
Thursday 15th April 6:07pm