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Castle Palooza’s magic

The 2,000 capacity Castle Palooza festival has won many plaudits from punters and pundits during its three-year run. Now the Co Offaly event, headlined this year by The Parlotones and The Mystery Jets, has made the shortlist for Best European …

Fri, Oct 17, 2008, 09:17

   

The 2,000 capacity Castle Palooza festival has won many plaudits from punters and pundits during its three-year run.

Now the Co Offaly event, headlined this year by The Parlotones and The Mystery Jets, has made the shortlist for Best European Festival in the UK Festival Awards, where it’s competing with such giants as Exit (Serbia), Benicassim (Spain), Roskilde (Denmark) and fellow Irish fest Oxegen.

Naturally, Castle Palooza’s organisers are making the most of this inclusion and early-bird tickets for next year’s August Bank Holiday weekend festival are now on sale at a recession-friendly price of €59.

Couples who still have some cash in their pockets after this week’s budget can buy Treat Yourself tickets for €299, which include two weekend passes, a fully equipped and pitched tent, and a champagne breakfast.

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