ONE of Cork’s hippest festivals is gearing up for its third year of fun, frolics and, of course, music in East Cork this May.
It Takes A Village, which has been growing in popularity since it was launched in 2017, will once again be taking over Trabolgan Holiday Village from May 8-10 .
A festival like no other in Ireland, all guests stay in self-catering houses on-site to enjoy a weekend of live music, live podcasts, house parties, pool parties, and games, such as bowling, go-karting, and crazy golf.
There will be a multitude of venues around the village, including ballrooms and back bars, amusement arcades, houses, and swimming pool with a water slide - all within a five-minute stroll from the accommodation.
The ‘ITAV Boat Party’ will set sail on Saturday afternoon on board the Cailín Ór for a two-hour cruise around Cork harbour.
Secret guest DJs will hit the decks and the mini party liner boasts a full bar, all included in the ticket price.
A new addition to the weekend is the ‘Mystery Bus Trip’ where a number of villagers will be whisked off to a secret location, not too far from Trabolgan, for an "extra-special secret gig".
Cork singer-songwriter John Spillane will take to the stage and Cork comedy duo Lords of Strut return with the annual festival favourite; synchronised swimming in Trabolgan’s heated indoor pool, plus a special pop-up performance of their acclaimed show ‘Release The Freak’.
There are weekend booking options for 2 to 9 people. Tier One tickets are on sale now from €154-€229 per person.
The ticket price includes three nights’ accommodation in a self-catering house, festival tickets, private parking outside your house and access to the Boat Party and Mystery Bus Tour.
Sunday Day tickets go on sale Friday, February 14. For more information log onto www.ittakesavillage.fm