Roscommon Town to host two-day open-air Music Festival

Shannonside Northern Sound has this week confirmed to the Roscommon People that Roscommon Town will host a major two-day open-air Music Festival on the weekend of June 17th and 18th next.

Roscommon Racecourse will once again be the setting for the Midsummer’s Weekend with The Stars which will see some of the country’s best known entertainers perform at one of Ireland’s largest and most successful open-air music events.

“This year’s event will be a two-day festival of live music which will see thousands of music fans descend on the county town, which in turn will give a huge boost to the local economy” stated Joe Finnegan when speaking to the Roscommon People earlier this week.

The Tumbling Paddies, who have in recent months taken the country by storm, will headline Saturday’s show along with Ruaile Buaile, Paul Kelly, One For The Road, and Rhythm +Sticks.

Sunday’s show will see some of the biggest names in country music take to the stage, including Derek Ryan, Philomena Begley, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Patrick Feeney, Cliona Hagan, Robert Mizzell, and Claudia Buckley will lead the All-Star line-up.

Family entertainment will also be available on site free of charge. The concert will include free car parking and overnight parking for camper vans.

The organisers have confirmed that the Saturday show, which has been designated over 18, will admit children with a ticket, but they must be accompanied by an adult. On Sunday, which is Family Day, all children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Joe Finnegan stated that the reaction to date has been phenomenal. Bookings are well up on last year and already all special weekend packages have sold out. Tickets for both the Saturday and Sunday are still on sale, but Saturday tickets can only be purchased at Sunday tickets can be purchased at local outlets and