Townlands will be a three day, unique participatory carnival, promoting Irish music, arts and culture in all its diversity at an international level. It will be a celebration and exploration of all things Irish, past, present and future, attracting audiences and quality acts from home and abroad.

The music will be eclectic, lively and uplifting and  will showcase up and coming acts from all musical persuasions, from acoustic to electronic, and especially encourage acts that are multimedia and cross genre.

TownLands is to be set in the picturesque countryside near Macroom, in the grounds of the old Rusheen Farm estate, with its walled gardens, ancient and managed woodlands, miles of walks, its lakes and follies and tree-lined green fields.

The festival will be an explosive multimedia gallery, where artists from every genre can display and present their creations.  There will also be a strong family element to TownLands and an amazing childrens area, with professional staff, entertainers, circus skills and making workshops. Basically there will be a barrage of top activities to encourage them into the carnival spirit.