Temple House Festival 2010

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2010
Temple House, near Ballymote in Co Sligo, Ireland, Ireland
79 for weekend with camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 7th Sep 2010

Temple House Festival is a brand new three day family-friendly, music, culture and arts festival which will take place at Temple House, Sligo from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th September 2010.


Latest additions: Rob Strong, The Shoos, Go Panda Go, Shazam, This Side Up, Silver Circus, Evelyn Campbell, Good Dead Me and a Silent Disco have been added to the Temple House Festival. And its likely that Andrew Strong will make an appearance on Sunday.

Friday: The Undertones, The Stunning, The Chapters, The Walls, The Dub Doctor Sound System, Peter Hook, NYPC, Paddy Usher Band, Oddsocks Revival, Society X, Hamlet Sweeney, Jezzebelle, The Curtain Thieves & Davide Swarup.
Saturday: Howard Jones, Donal Dineen, Reef, 202s, O Emperor, Miracle Bell, The Codes, The Riptide Movement, Terry Hall (DJ set), RSAG, Shouting at Planes, Noise Control, The Trampz, The Aftermath, Little Beauties, The Revolutionary Commandos of the 3rd secret of Fatima, Merchants of Fortune, ronan O'Snodaigh, John Conneely, Jackk & Jones, Bubba, James Morrin, Ester, Test 4 Echo, Joe & Co, Karma Parking, Twin Kranes, Glen Cal, David Swarup and Michelle Nadia.
Sunday: The Wailers, Damien Dempsey, The Saw Doctors, The Whiteliars, Preachers Son, Bipolar Empire, The Josephs, The Beat Poets, My Evil Ex, The Danger Is, TKO, Relief, Lisa McLaughlin, SIVE, Majella Murphy, Davide Swarup, Stylaman, The Double Ds and The 11s.

Marty Mulligan will perform Spoken Word at the Sony Ericsson Temple House Festival.


Early bird tickets are no longer available. 3 Day tickets including camping priced at €79. To buy tickets, click here.

Festival-goers will be welcomed on site from Thursday evening and will be able to sleep in yurts, tepees and cottages dotted around the festival grounds, as well as the usual camping options for those on a budget.

Other attractions

As well as live music there will be poetry readings, face painting, holistic therapies, art exhibitions, farmers' market, vintage clothes and jewellery fair plus a plethora of other carefully selected attractions.

Medieval village

A full medieval village featuring battle re-enactments will be situated at Temple House. Activities will include jousting, workshops, traditional crafts and a medieval kitchen.

Children's activities

There will also be children's activities and workshops to occupy idle hands, whilst integrating ages, and ability. Activities will be themed and materials provided for a full day of creative production culminating in the nightly kid's parade, led by the Temple House Pied Piper! The parade will create a noisy grand finale, ending in the family camping area, where bedtime friendly stories will be read aloud, so the little tykes can rest their weary hands, ready for another creative day!

Russell Keating, Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson Ireland (who sponsor the festival) said, "At Sony Ericsson not only are we passionate about music but we pride ourselves in doing things differently. This festival promises to be a little bit different offering friends and families a chance to get together and enjoy music, arts and culture in safe, private surroundings, nestled in the stunning historic setting of the Temple House estate."

Festival organiser Bernard Hayes added, "We are creating a festival at Temple House that is different and offers a variety of entertainment in a magical setting. Music and arts fans will be able to get about easily without walking miles and have a localised choice of bars and food. They will be able to meet extraordinary, artistic, creative, funny characters, make new friends and spend their weekend laughing and having fun while experiencing some really cool names from new and established acts from Ireland, UK & Europe who are circulating the current arts, culture & music scene."

More information will be here when available.

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2010
Temple House, near Ballymote in Co Sligo, Ireland, Ireland
79 for weekend with camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 7th Sep 2010

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