Now in its fourth year, Castle Palooza will return this August Bank Holiday weekend, (1st & 2nd of August 2009) in aid of the Charleville Castle restoration project. Described as "a pocket version of Electric Picnic with added class" by The Essential Guide to Festivals UK & Ireland and Ireland's best new festival by Hot Press 2006, Castle Palooza promises to live up to and exceed this reputation in 2009. Ireland's most intimate, independently run music festival will again take place in the magical Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly - where 2,000 lucky ticket holders will enjoy a fun-filled weekend of music, entertainment and art.
Nominated for "Best European Festival" in the UK festival awards 2008, Castle Palooza features over 40 bands and DJs over 2 days on 3 stages with a minimum of 4 artists coming from Sonicbids. Previous performers include the legendary Sister Sledge, Mystery Jets, The Parlotones, Republic of Loose & Fight Like Apes. No compensation will be provided although all artists have access to the green room where drinks & food will be provided. Additionally, selected Sonicbids artists will be offered accommodation in a guesthouse close to the festival site.
Over the last two years Castle Palooza has become notorious for new innovations in the Irish festival scene. In 2007 it launched the first ever off-license bar at a festival & last year they focused on reducing their carbon footprint by providing heat & power to the free showers with the use of solar panels. The festival will also include lots of other entertainment, from performance artists and comedy to a cocktail bar and the now infamous party bus. And let's not forget the free hot showers and proper flushing loos!
Any profits will go towards the ongoing work carried out on one of Irelands historic landmarks so everyone will be doing their bit to help keep the castle alive.
Apply by Feb 20, 2009
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