Liss Ard Festival 2012
Saturday 4th August 2012 | Sunday 5th August 2012
Liss Ard was a boutique festival long before any of today's similarly styled festivals were conceived of. Held in the grounds of a beautiful sprawling estate outside Skibbereen in West Cork from 1997 to 1999 it attracted big acts such as Pulp, Will Oldham, Tindersticks, Nick Cave, Lou Reed and Patti Smith; along with hundreds of discerning punters.
This August sees the return and rebirth of the Liss Ard Festival – an intimate camping festival with great music, inspiring literary works and a delicious healthy food fair.
Confirmed artists for the bank holiday festival include 70s disco and funk legends Chic, Jamaican reggae greats Toots & the Maytals, local hero Mick Flannery playing one of only three shows in Ireland this summer with his recently-released third album 'Red to Blue' having spent four weeks at number 1 in the Irish album charts. Another of Ireland's most gifted singer-song writers Lisa Hannigan and The Blue Nile front man Paul Buchanan. The massively influential American songwriter Bob Mould and his band will perform Sugar's classic Copper Blue album as well as some Husker Du classics. The Macrae Sisters are an old-time string band based out of Portland, Oregon who combine a deep love of traditional music with top-notch musicianship. Veteran UK progressive folk singer and guitarist Roy Harper will also perform as will Interference, West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Tieranniesaur, Rhob Cunningham with many many more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
West Cork is a haven for artists from all over the world who have been drawn to this magical area because of its peace, tranquility, charm and hospitality. The muse is everywhere for writers and poets and we will celebrate this diversity with the addition of a Literary Stage at Liss Ard 2012.
With acres upon of acres of gardens and trails, woodland and lakeside walks, a waterfall garden, wildflower meadows and enchanting vistas around every corner - nature, the arts, music and fine food will come together in perfect harmony this August Bank Holiday weekend at Liss Ard. Camping tickets are available for those who wish to stay on site for the weekend and day tickets are available for those who just want to drop in to enjoy a lovely day out.
DAY BY DAY:
SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST: CHIC; LISA HANNIGAN: BOB MOULD BAND plays Sugar Copper Blue; NICOLAS JAAR; HEATHERS; CHROMATICS; DJ KORMAC; INTERFERENCE; TIERANNIESAUR; RHOB CHUNNINGHAM; BLACK; LOWmountain; CHRIS STOUT & CATRIONA MCKAY; SACHA PUTTNAM;
SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST; MICK FLANNERY; TOOTS & THE MAYTALS; PAUL BUCHANAN; ROY HARPER; JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN; ; DAVID RODIGAN; JOHN DALY; THE MACRAE SISTERS; MOSCOW METRO; WEST CORK UKELELE ORCHESTRA; JULIE FEENEY; THE CEILI ALL STARS; CAOIMHIN O’RAGHALLAIGH; ST. FACHTNA’S SILVER BAND;
MIMIC; JINX LENNOX; CHILL PILL; PAUL HOWARD READING FROM TRIGGS; FIGHT NIGHT; MATTHEW GEDDEN AND FRIENDS; JOE DUNTHORNE; PAUL MURRAY; Nile Rodgers reading from his autobiography.
Weekend Camping Tickets EU89.50 / Weekend No Camping Tickets: EU70.50
Day Tickets EU39.50
EARLY BIRDS: Weekend Camping EU69.50 / Weekend No Camping EU50.50 / Day EU30.5