Paddy Casey, Booka Brass Band, The Henry Girls, Errol Walsh and Ted Ponsonby, Monkey Bath, A Traditional Keady Clachan Session, Roe, Emmet McGongle, Great White Lies, Lo Major, Ria McGuire, No Oil Paintings, Tokyo Empire, R51, Cup O' Joe, Lonesome George, Oracy, Dsgrace, Northern Soles B-Boys, Militant Vinalyst, CM88, and Queen and Disco are the latest acts to be announced for Stendhal Festival, which takes place in the Roe Valley, Northern Ireland, on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August 2016.
They join the first acts announced who are Therapy?, Badly Drawn Boy, Lynched, DJ Yoda, Hayseed Dixie, The Bonnevilles, The Emerald Armada, Pat McManus, Ports, Ryan Vail, Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas, Jealous of the Birds, Brand New Friend, Joshua Burnside, Antidote Emcee Showcase, Homespun Soundsystem, Andy The Doorbum, Emma Lusby, Connla, Chris Madden, Lore, Jessica Doherty, Limavady Big Band, Sons of Burlap, The Woodburning Savages, Furlo, Luke Clerkin, Wolves of Youth, and The Whereabouts.
The sixth Stendhal Festival will combine music, art, dance, sculpture, poetry, and a host of other activities, at this family friendly event which embraces the ethos of community, discovering different genres of art and above all, having a good time.
Festival director Ross Parkhill said that he is thrilled with the finalised line-up for 2016, stating that it is without doubt the strongest bill from top to bottom the festival has ever had. "Traditionally we have always looked to have one or two well-known or bigger names on our bill to complement some of the up and coming talent which we always promote, but this year we have six or seven acts that we would have happily had headline the festival in years gone by."
He added, "It's a statement from us that says that not only are we are looking to continue in our growth but it also shows that we are constantly striving to better our line-up year after year and I really think we have put together something pretty special for this year.
"We still have more announcements to come regarding our comedy, poetry and family line-up and so stay tuned for more over the coming weeks and we hope to see you at the farm in August."
Tickets are priced at £40 including camping.
In addition to the music on show over four stages, Stendhal Festival will also play host to a varied family programme of events for the kids to enjoy, art work, sculpture, a craft market, digital art installations, a fun fair and many more wee surprises.
The festival intends to ensure the audience is kept undercover in the event of inclement weather.
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