ndiependence Arts & Music Festival 2014 a resounding success
The time of year arrived once again last weekend for Mitchelstown to become a magnet for music lovers nationwide, as Indiependence Music and Arts Festival returned to the Deer Park venue.
The town became an animated hub of activity and excitement, as both locals and festival fans from around the country threw on their wellies and pitched their tents in anticipation for three days packed with fantastic music.
Indiependence has always presented a stellar music line-up in the past, but this year was undoubtedly one of their best yet. Headlining the event were a number of international acts such as U.S. rap group Public Enemy, Indie rock band White Lies and British singer, Tom Odell.
As Indiependence is renowned for supporting Irish acts, the line-up also consisted of some amazing home-grown talent including Walking On Cars, Hudson Taylor, Damien Dempsey and newcomer Hozier, along with Mitchelstown’s very own Voice of Ireland contestant, Kellie Lewis.
However, there was some element of disappointment for fans of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, who cancelled their performance on Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances. However, on the bright side, their slot on the Canadian Main Stage was filled by Cork legends the Frank and Walters who went down a treat.
Ever since the announcement of the line-up, festival organisers had been teasing music fans by withholding the identity of a special guest appearance, and only 24 hours before the event began, it was officially announced that The Coronas would be taking to the HMV stage on Saturday night. These four lads are no strangers to Indiependence, and once again delivered an electrifying performance, making them well worth the wait!
LOOKING AHEAD ALREADY
Amazing music, a carefree atmosphere and surprisingly good weather – it’s safe to say that organisers of the independently run festival achieved success yet again this year. Now the excitement for Indiependence 2015 can begin!
Friday 8th August 8:44am