Fish go Deep, Sunday Times and Get Down Edit headline Townlands Carnival in Ireland

Townlands Carnival
8th – 10th July 2016
Macroom
Cork, Rep. of Ireland
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Townlands Carnival is a three day, unique participatory Festival, promoting music, arts and culture in all its diversity at an international level. A celebration and exploration of Culture past, present and future, attracting audiences and quality acts from home and abroad. This is a family event with a dedicated kids area & entertainment for the younger festival participants all weekend.

The music bill is eclectic, lively and showcases up and coming acts alongside established international performers from all musical persuasions. TLC is set in the picturesque countryside near Macroom, Co. Cork in the grounds of the old Rusheen Farm estate, with its walled gardens, ancient and managed woodlands, miles of walks, its lakes and follies and tree-lined green fields.

The music bill is eclectic, lively and showcases up and coming acts alongside established international performers from all musical persuasions. TLC is set in the picturesque countryside near Macroom, Co. Cork in the grounds of the old Rusheen Farm estate, with its walled gardens, ancient and managed woodlands, miles of walks, its lakes and follies and tree-lined green fields.

With a Mardi Gras-like party atmosphere, tree-lined walkways filled with art installations, the main stage is the hub and engine for TlC activation. Townlands Carnival offers a multidimensional space to explore. At the Village Hall, there will be an eclectic mix of entertainment and inspiration! Featuring Comedy from Joe Rooney, Music from Jukebox Gypsy and inspirational talks from current and former Pro’s from Surfing, Mountain biking, Skateboarding, Sailing and Kite Surfing turned Organic Farmers, Sustainability Educators and Environmental Campaigners.

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Cirque du Freak Out is a music/arts platform upon which we hope a new kind of show ethos will emerge in Ireland. Musical because we will have a handful of DJs playing live electro-swing, Balkan, global and tropical bass sets. Circus because we are a group of performers that include clowns, acrobats, hoopers, jugglers and dancers.

The Minus stage is a collaboration with Raise the Bar, a cocktail events company specialising in high volume craft cocktails. All weekend they will host the finest DJ’s including Fish go Deep, Sunday Times and Get Down Edit.

The Gramophone Disco is a magical & romantic world of vintage sounds and visuals. Using Victorian, Edwardian, early Modernist inspired art and decor, the visitor is enveloped in an antique world. The overall atmosphere is a dizzying party of great music and dancing.

Visuals and music from vintage Hollywood movies, documentaries, animation with many actual musical movie scenes VJ’d into the DJ sets. The best dancing tunes from the days of mono, pre-1960, vintage-horror- comedy décor and projections. Riddim Shack is back with a bang. With Jamaican Reggae Dub Dancehall styles, it’s sure to be yet again one of the most popular venues at TLC this year.

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After being evicted from The Fleapit by the so-called self-appointed Mayor of Townlands in 2015 for alleged noise complaints we’ve had to find a new site. After hearing some rumours about an abandoned power station on the outskirts of town we had to take a look for ourselves. Powering some of the best Techno, House, DnB, Jungle and Bassline acts from Ireland and the UK.

Fugitive Dreams is proud to present the funkiest, sexiest, disco dance place you ever did see. Sound quality means the world to us. It’s got to be loud without hurting your ears, and its got to shake you around and make you want to boogie. We’ll be welcoming back some of the finest local DJs, electronic live acts, and all round classy folks.

The Sibin, a stage set in an old tin barn, is a showcase for live music acts from pure folk, to folk rock, trad to blues, electric to eclectic. It is a festival within the festival. And the surrounding woodland is a sculpture park gallery for site-specific artists. At night it transforms into a wonderland with its lights, lanterns and festoons.

 


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