first acts announced for Northern Ireland's Glasgowbury

The Answer, The Japanese Popstars, ASIWYFA, & more

published: Tue 30th Apr 2013

The Answer

Friday 19th to Saturday 20th July 2013
Eagles Rock, Draperstown, County Londonderry, BT45 7DU, Northern Ireland MAP
early bird £45 with camping each night
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013

The Answer, The Japanese Popstars, and And So I Watch You From Afar lead the first names for the 13th annual Glasgowbury which for the first time will expand to a two day festival across the weekend of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July, at Eagles Rock outside Draperstown, County Londonderry, in Northern Ireland.

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The Answer
The first acts also comprise of new, emerging and established talent from throughout Ireland, including Jetplane Landing, Little Bear, Axis Of, Ed Zealous, In Their Thousands, More Than Conquerors, Million Dollar Reload, Trucker Diablo, The Bonnevilles, RunawayGO, PigsAsPeople, Vanilla Gloom, The Wood Burning Savages, Pretty Child Backfire, Furlo, Robyn G Shiels, and Rosie Carney.

There are still over 50 acts to be announced for this year's event which also sees the return of the acclaimed G Spot Comedy Stage and a host of carnival and samba band activities.

The 2013 festival will link with Derry as the City of Culture in 2013 to include a County Derry showcase on Friday 19th July before staging the best of the rest on Saturday 20th July 2013.

And, for the first time, Glasgowbury will also partner with Derry based CultureTECH festival to bring a technology inspired tent to the field featuring screenings, gaming and interactive activities to help keep the mind active over the long weekend.

Creative Director, Paddy Glasgow, said, "Every year, Glasgowbury aims to reflect the great success of our homegrown music scene and 2013's line-up is arguably one of our best and most vibrant.

"The beauty of the festival is that we can have acts such as And So I Watch You From Afar and The Answer, who are representing Northern Ireland on an international scale, alongside bands and artists fresh on the gig circuit, playing their first festival slots.

"The acts so far announced reflect less than half of the overall line-up and with a full festival programme combining comedy, street theatre, samba and technology – this could be the most exciting Glasgowbury ever."

Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development at the Arts Council, added, "Glasgowbury is a wonderful showcase for indigenous music in spectacular rural surroundings, we are delighted that this year through their additional work with the City of Culture, local musicians will be propelled onto an international stage.

"Home-grown festivals such as this are integral for the development of future generations of performers. The unique atmosphere of Glasgowbury and the talent on show will provide entertainment and inspiration for many."

Early bird tickets are priced at £45 and include two days of entertainment while a festival only ticket at £35 permits entry to the event on Saturday as normal. To buy tickets now, click here.

around the festival site (2)

Friday 19th to Saturday 20th July 2013
Eagles Rock, Draperstown, County Londonderry, BT45 7DU, Northern Ireland MAP
early bird £45 with camping each night
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013


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