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Battle For The Burning Lake Kite & Music Festival

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Despite kicking off at the very beginning of Autumn, Achill Island’s Battle for the Burning Lake festival is set to make the most of a forecast Indian summer over the weekend of September 25-27.

With the likes of The Eskies and Daithí set to perform at the annual Co. Mayo celebration, the festival also has watersports – namely kitesurfing at the legendary Keel Lake – at the heart of its programme. Also boasting a funfair and the food village, entry for Friday and Saturday is free during the day for spectators.

Check out the full artist line-up below and go here to buy tickets (also available from Pure Magic stores).

The Eskies, Amazing Apples, Daithí, The Pale, DJManu, Beef Supreme, The Witch Trials, Graham Sweeney, Flat Out, The Other Breed, Jenn Wren, Andrew Ore, Jason Sweeney, Keith Plunkett, Saoirse Casey, Maria Kelly, E.Mcormick, Swiftie, Jupe, Ger Ahearn, Sarah Buckley, DJ Oni &Co.

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