Glasgowbury festival announces end


The organisers of arguably Northern Ireland’s finest and most respected homegrown musical festival, Glasgowbury, have announced that this year’s festival – the thirteenth in its history – will be its last.

Taking on Friday July 19 and Saturday 20 at Eagle’s Rock Valley, Draperstown, this year’s showcase – headlined by The Japanese Popstars, And So I Watch You From Afar and The Answer – will mark the transitional point where the Glasgowbury team move onto the next stage of its development.

According to a press release posted on the official Glasgowbury website: “Progressing to the next stage of its forward-thinking development, the organisation aims to conquer exciting new territories and develop new audiences.”

View this year’s full line-up here.

Tickets for this year’s festival are available to buy here.

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