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Open Ear Festival

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With the perfectly gallant promise of hosting “the best experimental music Ireland has to offer (and the occasional dance floor banger)” the inaugural Open Ear Festival takes place at the  scenic Sherkin Island off the coast of Cork this June Bank Holiday from June 3-5.

Inspired in equal parts by the wealth of diverse electronic music talent in Ireland by other alternative festivals including Unsound in Krakow to Rathin off the coast of Antrim, the organisers hope Open Ear will “carve out a unique space in what is a crowded Irish festival landscape.” Making the mark from the off, this year’s festival will feature Bjork collaborator Spaces, leftfield techno duo Ordinate, Cork’s Ellll (premiering her new Double Glaze project in collaboration with Mariah Black), Sunken Foal, instrument maker and educator Ed Devane, Alphabet Set co-founder T-Woc and much more. Check out the full line-up below.

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Tickets for the festival are a very reasonable €75 including camping. There will be a special & return ferry deal for attendees. To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the festival, simply Like our Facebook page here and send your answer to the following question to info@thethinair.net:

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