This weekend sees the 5th Castlepalooza Festival roll into Charleville Castle in Tullamore Co. Offaly and I’m making my first appearance this year thanks to the fine fellas at Goldenplec. It seems a characteristic of the smaller Irish festivals is their willingness to showcase homegrown acts and Castlepalooza is no different with Fionn Regan, Tu-Ki, Band on an Island, The Lowly Knights, The Cast of Cheers & Adebisi Shank being of personal interest to me. You can check the full line-up including Mercury Rev here – suggestions always welcome.
I have to say I’m relishing the prospect of a more relaxed atmosphere with just 3,000 punters in the grounds of a medieval castle, nice if you’ve got it?
The blog will be very, very quite until Monday (cue tumble weed) so here’s a few choice tunes from some acts I’m hoping to catch.
Mp3: Fionn Regan – Protection Racket