2 June 2016
By Bryan Smyth
The Bandon Music Festival returns for its 20th year this June bank holiday weekend, 3rd to 5th June, and are looking for the support from all of the residents of the People’s Republic.
Bandon was devastated by flooding in November 2009, December 2015 following Storm Frank and most recently during Storm Desmond with up to a month’s rain falling over one weekend.
Michael Collins, Independent TD, is conscious how community events such as the Bandon Music Festival can give local businesses a positive boost. He said, “Bandon has suffered the brunt of the damage in Cork but the residents, local businesses and event organisers are keen for Cork city and County residents to know that the Bandon Music Festival is going to be better than ever.”
As one of the longest running festivals in West Cork, the Bandon Music Festival welcomes tourists from all over Ireland.
Bandon Music Festival Committee member Carol Crean said: “If we have to sing in the rain we will celebrate our 20th anniversary in style this June Bank Holiday. These bands are nationally and internationally recognised names and integrated with community events we feel the festival has something to offer everyone young and old.”
This year the festival headline acts include The Riptide Movement and Delorentos with support from Ruby Jude and Jupe. The festival will also have music, street entertainment on the Main Street and in Riverview Shopping Centre. With Colin Deady and The Shruggs performing free along on Oliver Plunket Street on Sunday.
Tickets are on sale from O’Farrell’s Newsagents Bandon price from €15 per adult day pass, €20 per adult weekend pass, €15 per teenager weekend pass, €10 per teenager day pass, accompanied under 13’s are free. Tickets will also be available from the Bandon Music Festival box office at the venue. Gates open each night at 6.30pm.