The Night and Day camping festival which attracted up to 2,000 people in Castlerea last September is moving to Lough Key Forest Park next year and will now be held in the summer.
The Roscommon People can exclusively report that organisers of the family-friendly festival – which features live music, comedy and political debate – will move to the new location next June.
The 2023 event will be held over the summer solstice weekend, taking place on the 24th and 25th of June. The new venue – Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle – will allow for a larger number of attendees, with the updated capacity capped at 4,500 people.
The 2023 Night and Day Festival will feature top music performers, with Irish acts prominent amongst them. There will also be a political symposium featuring prominent national politicians, as well as a full family-friendly itinerary at a venue which offers a number of activities, including zip lining courses, tree-top walks and boat tours. Once again, weekend camping by attendees will be central to the event.
Night and Day festival director Brendan Hurley told the Roscommon People: “We’re really excited for the next chapter of what has already been a great adventure. Lough Key is the perfect setting for a music festival and we can’t wait to develop Night and Day further in our amazing new home.
“We would also like to thank the O’Conor-Nash family from Clonalis House for letting us use their beautiful estate for our debut festival”.
General Manager of Lough Key Forest Park Louise Fitzpatrick said: “I am beyond excited for Lough Key Forest and Activity Park to be the new home for this fantastic festival and believe the park is such a perfect fit with the Night and Day festival ethos. It has long been an ambition to have a festival of this scale here and I’m delighted to work with the organisers to see it happening”.