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Castlepalooza gets ready to rumble

Caribou, Cat Power, Jurassic 5, Villagers and many more heading to Tullamore in July

Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 09:00


It’s Castlepalooza time, albeit Castlepalooza with a couple of differences as the Co Offaly festival marks its 10th anniversary with a change of dates and a new partnership. The music and arts festival will take place at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly from July 1 to 3 this year, with Aiken Promotions joining festival founder Cillian Stewart, who set up the event as his birthday party, as promoters.

The first acts to be announced for Castlepalooza 2016 are as follows:

Caribou (a perfect setting for Dan Snaith and co)
Jurassic 5 (ain’t no show like a J5 show)
Cat Power (oh yes)
Villagers (Conor O’Brien heads to the country)
Romare (the dude behind one of the albums of 2015)
Colm Mac Con Iomaire (the dude with the weather forecast for the weekend)
Tiger & Woods
Alle Farben
The Altered Hours
Cian Nugent
Overhead, the Albatross (the comma is important)
Get Down Edits

More acts to be announced in the coming weeks

Tickets: weekend tickets are €134 (with camping) and €115 (without camping) and go on sale next Monday. All prices subject to Ticketmaster’s there’s-a-ghost-in-the-castle taxes, fees and charges