First acts announced for Samhain Festival 2014


Having sold out last year, Samhain Festival has announced the first few acts set to play its next outing in a couple of months.

Taking the stunning Loughcrew Gardens in Co. Meath on Sunday, October 26, the annual showcase will see the final Irish date on Jon Hopkins’ (pictured) Immunity tour, as well as appearances from John Talabot, the fast-rising Maya Jane Coles, Booka Shade (Live) and Detroit veteran Jimmy Edgar. More acts are to be announced.

According to the festival, the new location is “shadowed by Sliabh na Caillíagh, the “Witch’s Mountain”, bordered by 300 year old Yew trees, grown to ward off evil spirits and centered around the ruined church of Saint Oliver Plunkett.” Sounds promising, to say the very least.

Early bird tickets are now available to buy here.

Watch the video for ‘Open Eye Signal’ by Jon Hopkins below.


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