Yes, it's that time of year again - festival season. We sure do have our pick of them in Ireland but there's one little gem that might not have reached your ears yet - the festival scene's 'best kept secret', the Leixlip Festival.
Taking place over the June Bank Holiday weekend at Leixlip’s Court Yard Hotel, this five day musical extravaganza is the perfect way to spend the long weekend.
And wait till you hear about the line-up...
Headlining the 2014 festival are ORB (The Original Rudeboys), Big September, The Riptide Movement, and Robbie ‘Artful Dodger’ Craig. Meath band Nine Inch Trio will open the Festival on Thursday evening and a host of home-grown talent including The Raglans, Leaders of Men and The Breakers as well as an uncanny Daft Punk Tribute act will also take to the stage throughout the weekend. There will also be DJs, dancers and so much more.
Laura Moriarty of the Court Yard Hotel says, "Our year-round music offering involves the best, most popular, acts; but we try to ensure that the annual festival is always extra-special, to acknowledge the great support we have from Leixlip locals."
Hungry revelers can keep refreshed at the Festival Food Court with an All American BBQ, Italian Pizzeria, Ice Cream Van and more. The hotel restaurant the RiverBank is open all weekend so bar food will also be available.
There is a very reasonable €10 cover charge on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the Court Yard Hotel Main Stage. Check out the full festival line-up with something for everyone at www.courtyard.ie.