MITCHELSTOWN ALL SET FOR INDIEPENDENCE WEEKEND
More than 4,000 music revellers are expected to arrive in Mitchelstown over the bank holiday weekend to soak up the atmosphere of this year’s INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival which plays host to no less than 120 national and international bands over two days.
The construction of three huge covered stages has been completed on what is a new site this year on the northside of the town and the main (Bavaria) stage has been changed to a large outdoor one to cope with the expected near capacity attendance.
The organisers have been working hard on the site over the past two weeks to ensure all is in readiness for Friday afternoon’s opening. Festival organiser, Shane Dunne says the excitement is starting to build.
“It kinda starts to hit home when the site gets near to completion like this. It’s such a great site in comparison to last year and it has held up really well during construction. It hasn’t cut up, and with pretty decent weather forecast for the weekend, it should be a great place to be.”
With tickets selling well online and locally, organisers are expecting a near capacity attendance.
“We have exceeded our target for online sales and are hopeful that tickets will continue to sell locally right up to the gates opening, which will mean a near capacity attendance,” Shane added.
There are weekend camping and weekend non-camping tickets still available at €79 and €59 respectively with daily tickets also available at €34.50.
The arena opens each day at 12pm. The onsite campsite, capable of taking 1,000 units, opens this Friday afternoon at 4pm.
Thursday 29th July 6:59pm