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Temple House Festival 2011

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Temple House Music Festival 2011With a month to go, Temple House Festival has announced the breakdown of days and stages for music acts performing at the 3 day multi-stage boutique arts & music festival, which takes place in the stunning magical grounds of the Temple House estate near Ballymote in Sligo from 10- 12 June 2011.

Recently voted “Best New Festival” at the 2010 European Festival Awards, Temple House Festival is shaping up to be the “Best Fest in the West” this summer with over 100 bands performing on 4 stages. Bavaria Premium Lager who will be providing the beer for the weekend, will sponsor the Main Stage, Music Maker in Exchequer Street is sponsoring stage two, while Bandwagon TV will be looking after the stage in the Rose Garden. There will also be an acoustic stage in the Walled Garden.

Friday, 10th June Bavaria Main Stage : The Late Session with “Wiggle”, Ash, Fighting with Wire, The Walls, The Flaws, The Kanyu Tree, Inteference, 1922’s  The Music Maker stage : DJ Wool, Arveene & Misk, The Minutes,Pilotlight, Heathers, Readers Wives, Preachers Son, Chuckys River Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden :  Ryan Sheridan, Niceol Blue, James Humpstown, Tommy McNulty, Lauren Sheeran, Helen Smits,   Bandwagon TV Stage –Rose Garden : Yngve & The Innocent, Machine Gun Baby, Joy Booth and B & The Honeyboy, On/Off, Michael Stafford

Temple house Festival 2011 Saturday, 11th June Bavaria Main Stage : Late Session – The Amazing Few , Stereo MCs, Whipping Boy, Kerbdog, Stand, Miracle Bell, Shouting at Planes, Landlovers, Hogan, Karma Parking, Redbrick House, Nova Static The Music Maker Stage: Silent Disco, DSonik, Mike Joyce DJ Set (ex Smiths), Declan O’Rourke, Andy McKee, The Fallen Drakes, Dub Doctor Sound System, Merchants of Fortune, Tim Cobain & band, King Kong Club BOB, Lost Colours Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden: Rory and The Island, Aisling O’Reilly, The Ball & Chain, Bailer, Wyvern Lingo, Finnian Kelleher, Peter Baldwin Bandwagon TV Stage – Rose Garden : Henrietta Game, Neptune City, Eugene Donegan, Clive Barnes, Sanszkrit  

Sunday, 12th June Bavaria Main Stage : Aslan, Something Happens, Lisa Hannigan, Jamie Lawson, CW Stoneking, The Raglans, Storyfold, Tupelo, Sweet Jane, 2Minutes2Midnight, The Music Maker Stage : Bipolar Empire, Riptide Movement, Oddsocks Revival, Jason Clarke, Roisin O, GMiley & The Soul Street Orchestra, The Barley Mob, Colin Scallan, Electric Penguins, The Hooks, Slap! Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden :  Mark Black, Hamlet Sweeney, My Bad Self, John Smith, Rhob Cunningham, Stephanie Rainey, Damian Nash, Deirdre Keelan Bandwagon TV Stage  -Rose Garden :  Paul Crean and the changing band, Saramai & The Swords, A Smile Just Came, Red Queen Contest, Will Kelly, Gog and The Grinders  

 Temple House Sligo The Arts Trail Live music at the boutique festival will be complemented by a unique arts trail, a path embedded in the stunning natural setting of the old rockery; encounter a world filled with the kooky, colourful, weird and wonderful.   The Arts Trail involves a great array of work by local and national based artists with creations ranging from giant pink flamingos; alien fork people, punk birds, life size wire sculptures, recycled art and more installations of all shapes and sizes and in all kinds of locations. Performance Artists will also be in situ along the trail, inviting people to join in on the fun.

Children’s Activities The Temple House Festival is very family friendly with a range of children’s activities to entertain under 12s in the Walled Garden. Activities will include The Workshop Tent, The Craft Tent, The Performance Tent, Marble Run, a mini Sports Field, The Little Chill – sounds good, Interactive Mural, Treasure Trail - Yippee & The Hootananny - whatever that is! Parents might even enjoy some of this too! Kids can also enjoy painting on the Graffiti Wall, Poetry Corner, Poi Twirling Basics, Electronic Music Workshop, Football Skills, Treasure Hunt, Willow Workshop, Wood Carving and sports activities including Wheelbarrow Race, Tug of War, Egg & Spoon and a good old Sack Race.

Medieval Village The Medieval village at Temple House will offer a wonderful interaction of living history displays and period tents. Medieval folk, who are in character for the entire weekend, delight in sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of these fascinating times. Battle re-enactments seem to be a particular favourite!

Temple House Line-upArchery Carrowmore Archers are back this year for more tuition and fun. You’ll be able to book your session in advance this year. Formed in June 2002, Carrowmore Archers is a Voluntary Organisation that has grown to be a popular club in the Field Archery scene in Ireland. Carrowmore Archers is affiliated to the main Archery Federation in Ireland the Irish Field Archery Federation (I.F.A.F.).

Temple House Tickets 3 day weekend tickets including optional camping cost €120 (including booking fee however they maybe subject to a service charge depending on ticket agent).  Tickets are available online from www.ticketmaster.ie and from ticketmaster outlets nationwide or by phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.    Tickets can be purchased in two instalments from Ticketmaster.

Republic of Ireland          0818 719 300

Northern Ireland              0844 847 2455

International                      00353 1 4858010

3 Day Ticket  1 Adult (O/18) + upto 2 Children (U12) – optional free camping €120

3 Day Ticket 1 Adult + campervan   €140

Adult Day Ticket (Over 18) €50

Camping Temple House festival-goers will be welcomed to the festival camp site from Friday at noon and will be able to sleep in campervans (http://www.westcoastcampervans.ie/), Yurts, Bell Tents and Tipi’s (www.silkroadtents.com)  situated in the festival grounds, as well as the usual camping options for those on a budget.   The campsite will be open until Monday at noon.  

Campervans There is a dedicated area in the camp site. Trailer tents come under this description too. There is also a dedicated family campervan area in the family area. Campervans must purchase a campervan ticket in advance from www.ticketmaster.ie

Giglocker Giglocker provides Storage lockers, Beer/Storage boxes, phone charge facilities and hairdrying facilities in the campsite. http://www.eventelephant.com/giglockerattemplehouse

Parking Parking is free at the Temple House Festival – and Temple House has acres of space!

Travel Irish Rail operates regular train services from Dublin to Ballymote which is just 7 minutes drive to Temple House check out www.irishrail.ie for more info.   Shuttle buses will operate from Ballymote Train station to Temple House.

Bus Eireann will be operating regular shuttle buses from Sligo and Tubbercurry Bus stations to/from Temple House over the festival weekend connecting from Buses from Derry, Dublin and Galway.  Please see www.buseireann.ie for further information.

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