Duke Special and Sharon Shannon are among the headlining acts announced today for this year's Le Cheile festival.

Taking place in Oldcastle over the August bank holiday – from Friday July 29th to Monday August 1st to be precise – the festival will also host performances from Ham Sandwich, Aslan, The Hothouse Flowers and The Koozies. More acts have still to be announced for the festival, which will see bands play live in Crean's and Caffrey's.

This is the fourteenth year of the festival, and chairman Noel Finnegan stated, "If we carry on from the work done over the last 13 years and continue our determination to keep our unique identity within the festival scene, 2011 promises to be absolutely brilliant. We have lined up some bands this year that everyone will be hugely familiar with, and that we are delighted to have on board."

For more details visit www.lecheile.com.