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Festival Mixtape: Arcadian Field 2017


In just its second year, nestled at the foot of Dundalk’s Cooley Mountains, grassroots festival Arcadian Field is one of the truly independently-minded festivals in Ireland this summer, and takes place over the weekend of August 5th & 6th.

The lineup features some of our favourite acts from across every corner of the island, encompassing a huge breadth of genres; performing are the likes of electronica alternative act Nouveaunoise, hip-hop act Naive Ted, Donegal experimentalists Tuath, Galway garage rockers Oh Boland, the anthemic alternative songstress Naoise Roo, Dundalk native & multi-instrumentalist, the rootsy Elephant, Dublin fuzzniks Thumper, Belfast jam band Electric Octopus, and many more across the board.

The site, at Bellurgan Park, is surrounded by Tippings wood, with hand-made natural outdoor stages. Poetry, theatre & storytelling as well as arts & craft activities will be on offer at Bellurgan House.

Tickets are available here, priced €60 for early birds, soon rising to €75 – plus, it’s a BYOB festival – which always works well for the purse-strings.

is Gig Guide Editor & guitarist/vocalist with Junk Drawer, PigsAsPeople & Sister Ghost. Appreciator of Neil Young, vinyl, black coffee, Richard Linklater, light & shade.