Voted Ireland’s Best Small Festival in 2013, the music and arts extravaganza that is the Stendhal Festival of Art takes place this year at Ballymully Cottage Farm on August 8 and 9, 2014.
This year’s event will once again bring a vast array of musical genres to five stages and will be headlined by the critically acclaimed, Scottish Indie
As well as that there will be feature performances from Paddy Casey, Bronagh Gallagher, Duke Special (Gramophone Club special) and Tucan amongst others, which will ensure another amazing event for music lovers across the country.
As always the local Northern Irish music scene is currently blessed with some magnificent talent and these brilliant acts will be taking to the stage over the weekend; 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.
English folk outfit Edwin Brooks and The Burning Glass making a welcome return, Donegal based SlowPlaceLikeHome making his Stendhal debut along with fellow Donegal natives The Henry Girls, The Inishowen Gospel Choir and Sligo Bluegrass six-piece, Rackhouse Pilfer.
The Plantin, a fantastic ensemble of musicians comprised of students of Foyle View Special needs school are returning this year and of course the hip-hop portion of the festival will be looked after once again by the brilliant Antidote Sound System.