Macroom gearing up for Townlands

Macroom gearing up for Townlands
Neil Barnes of Leftfield. The band will close the festival on Sunday.

THERE are just days to go before Townlands Carnival returns to Macroom.

The festival site, at Rusheen Farm estate, is ready for thousands of campers on Friday.

Sister Sledge, who play on Saturday.
Sister Sledge, who play on Saturday.

Headline act Leftfield will close the festival on Sunday. Acts performing at the three-day event include Sister Sledge, Cian Finn, King Kong Company, Kila, the Eskies and Cork’s own Bantum, There will be six stages.

The timetable is at

The Riddim Shack stage will host Mungos HiFi, Radical Gura and Cian Finn, while the Sibín, Rising Sons, and the Hive stages will have an array of music, including Katie Kim, Bantum, Orchid Collective, One Horse Pony, The Elation, Laurie Shaw, and many more.

The Big Bubbles family area has children’s play areas, with an old world village fete atmosphere, giant wooden games, star-gazing hammocks, face-painting, hula-hoop workshops, arts and crafts and a kiddies disco. Great news for parents, too, as under-12s are free to attend Townlands Carnival.

The Village Hall will be home to a café-bar serving up delicious breakfasts and craft beers. It’s the venue where you’ll find some amazing local and international musical acts, including Bear Bojack, Cula Bulla, and Bristol hip-hop legend, Kinsman, plus a late-night Silent Disco.

There’s also spoken word from Cormac Lally, Julie Goo and David Jackson, comedy from the CoCo Comedy Club, while The Salon of Dangerous Ideas gets us asking questions that challenge the status quo.

Townlands Carnival is located near Macroom, Co Cork, only a 30-minute drive from Cork city.

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