Following the success of the inaugural First Fortnight festival last January, First Fortnight 2013 is again using live music, spoken-word, theatre, film and visual art to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems and challenge stigma.

Some of the artists taking part include: contemporary British artist Stuart Semple, Irish acts Le Galaxie, We Cut Corners, Róisín O, Kopek, actress Mary McEvoy, and acclaimed theatre productions Silent, Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend & Box of Frogs.

The 2013 First Fortnight festival is partnered by Amnesty International Ireland, Mental Health Reform and See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership.