The Sunday line up for It Takes a Village festival has been announced with John Spillane among the cohort taking to the stage to entertain the masses.
This trip to Trabolgan will get you more than you bargained for with an eclectic selection of bands, top DJs, fab food, fun outdoor activities, a disco in an amusement arcade, synchronised swimming, podcasts, nature walks, intimate folk sessions, the inaugural Mystery Bus Trip, and many more surprises.
On the packed music programme, see Altin Gun - a Amsterdam based Turkish funk folk outfit, Cork legend and troubadour John Spillane, Dublin four piece indie-rockers Pillow Queens, Kerry’s finest young fella Junior Brother, and Post Punk Podge, blasting out from the Limerick underground. New additions to the music line-up include Cian Finn who brings a little Jamaica by way of Galway, Choice Award nominee Maija Sofia, ethereal songstress Rachael Lavelle, dancefloor hard hitters Gemma Dunleavey + Baliboc and Cork’s own Pretty Happy.
As well as music entertainment there will be a cosmic space disco in the amusement arcade, Lords of Strut return with more synchronized swimming in the site’s indoor heated pool and an inaugural Obstacle Course will highlight Trabolgan’s best activities.
House 25 will play host to a number of podcasts and chats: The Creep Dive trio their wacky stories and tales from the depths of the web; The Critter Shed bring the curious on a trail of discovery through the forests and fields of the 121 acre site at Trabolgan; and Ringo Music Bingo returns with Ronan, as does Ainle Ó Cairealláin’s Rebel Matters podcast.
Amongst the self-catering houses on site, discover a brand new space for the festival: House 26, which will feature some excellent trad and folk sessions throughout Sunday with special guests and whoever feels like signing a tune in this intimate gaff party session! Watch out for Dundalk’s darlings The Mary Wallopers hosting a session in the living room here.
And if you fancy a bit of shopping in the village, browse the all-day craft market, which features some superb local producers showing their wares.
Buses will be running from Cork city at 11am and 2pm on Sunday and return at 11pm and 3am. Bus tickets €10 plus booking fee each way will also be available from Friday.
The festival, taking place at Trabolgan Holiday Village, East Cork, from May 8 to May 10, are offering Sunday Day tickets priced at €49, on sale from 10am Friday 6th March from uticket.ie