Boyle ready for return of Night and Day Festival

Bell X1, Damien Dempsey, Gemma Hayes, Ash, The Undertones, Mick Flannery, Morgana and Cork group, The Frank and Walters are among the household names that will be taking to the stage at this year’s Night and Day Festival.

The festival returns to Boyle from Friday, June 28th to Sunday, June 30th inclusive. The festival, now in its third year, will once again take place in the majestic surrounds of Lough Key Forest Park.

One of the major acts to perform at this year’s festival is Beatles tribute band ‘The Mersey Beatles’. The group are universally recognised as the definitive Beatles tribute experience and sold out their last Dublin show, in the Olympia Theatre.

The group take to the main stage on the Friday. Tickets for the opening day are just €50 with the Mersey Beatles playing a full two-hour show accompanied by a spectacular visual display which will arguably be one of the highlights of the festival.

Visitors attending the Lough Key Forest Park can also avail of the many on-site amenities there, including zip-lining courses, tree-top walks and boat tours.

The festival is a strictly over 20s event, but those under 14 can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.

The existing campsite at Lough Key Forest Park also offers a high-end camping experience, including electricity points for camper vans, water stations, and showers, making the event a comfortable festival experience.

There is a full family-friendly itinerary to keep the children entertained, including immersive circus performances, musical workshops and cultural exhibitions.

As well as featuring top quality Irish and international acts, this year’s festival will also showcase new and emerging performers as well as local groups, playing to enthusiastic lovers of music over the three days of the festival.

Two such groups are Ballaghaderreen act ‘Death Milkshake’ a musical creation of Wes Pollington from Willowbrook Glamping. Another group performing during the festival will be Grooveline from Carrick-on-Shannon, who are an up and coming young band.

Craig Hughes, one of the main festival promoters, says ticket demand has been unprecedented. He is advising those who wish to attend and who have yet to purchase tickets to do so right away.

Tickets are currently on sale by visiting www.nightandday.ie where there are a range of ticketing options.

*Night and Day Music Festival is proudly supported by Roscommon County Council, in association with Coillte, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Newstalk Radio, Extra.ie, Lough Key Distillery, Cancer Fund for Children, The White Hag Brewing Company and Well.Can’d Water.