Stendhal Festival Announces First Acts

- 30A Songwriters Festival 8 - 9 August 2014
- Headliners Announced: Frightened Rabbits and The Undertones
- Over 30 musical performances


Stendhal Festival 2014

Stendhal Festival of Art have announced the first part of their musical line-up for the 2014 festival at Ballymully Cottage Farm on August 8 and 9, 2014. Critically acclaimed, Scottish Indie rockers Frightened Rabbit and legendary outfit The Undertones headline the festivals 5 stage musical extravaganza.

Stendhal organiser Ross Parkhill said he is delighted with how this year's line-up is shaping up so far. "I am absolutely thrilled at being able to announce some of the names that we have done today," he said. "Frightened Rabbit are a band we have been following for some time now and are incredibly excited to have them on the bill this year. They are a band that have an already stellar back catalogue of songs and have the potential to be one of the biggest things in British Music; they are that good."

He added: "There is nothing I can really say about the Undertones that hasn't been said before. They are true musical royalty in our part of the world and to have an act of their calibre coming along to play Stendhal is a delight for us. "

Add to that the talents of Paddy Casey, Bronagh Gallagher, Tucan and everyone else we have announced so far and this year' line-up is shaping up to be perhaps the best one we have had at Stendhal."

Stendhal have also announced a strong Irish line-up including performances from; The Emerald Armada, Making Monsters, Ports (formerly Little Bear), Go Wolf, The Clameens, Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas, Malojian, Ciaran Lavery, In An Instant, Bakken, Exit Pursued By Bear, Ryan McMullan, The Bobbie Harvey Band, Pitcher of the Moon, Glenn Rosborough, The Wood Burning Savages, August, Dramatic Tiger Club, Limavady Big Band, Troublesome Bucks, Paul Tully, Boxcutter, Los Dramáticos, Ard Ri, Teknopeasant and Silences.

Stendhal also welcomes back The Burning Glass with English folk outfit Edwin Brooks and Donegal based SlowPlaceLikeHome making Stendhal debuts along with fellow Donegal natives The Henry Girls, The Inishowen Gospel Choir and Sligo Bluegrass six-piece, Rackhouse Pilfer.


This article was published on Saturday 31 May, 2014.
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