Tara Rocks! Festival 2014 Lineup
August 23rd 2014 sees the Tara Rocks! Festival returns for one day only.
Tara Rocks is reputed for showcasing some of the best acts in Irish music, with previous acts including Damien Dempsey and Ryan Sheridan and last year The Stunning headlined the festival.
This year the good people at Tara Rocks! have outdone themselves with not one, not two but three headline acts; monarch of the Irish rock scene Jack Lukeman, soulful trad-rockers The Hothouse Flowers and chart regulars The Riptide Movement.
Joining them on the hill is a smorgasbord of acts playing across three stages including, among others, Brother Shabo & The Soul Rebels, Liam Byrne, Trigger and the Hitman and The Furry Gilberts.
Although the main stage won’t kick off ‘til 5pm there’s plenty to see, hear and even eat at the festival right from its 2pm start. The Stables Original room will host an ‘Open Mic’ style event showcasing local bands and a ‘Jamming Session’ will take over the Lounge Stage where more musically talented visitors are welcome to get involved singing or playing or simply joining in a sing-song.
The Lounge Stage and the Stables Original room both open at 2pm, but if they don’t take your fancy it’s still well worth coming to the hill in advance of the main acts so you can sample the plethora of food outlets that will be onsite. There are dishes to suit every palette from the familiar (Malone’s Fish and Chips) to the foreign (Japanese Food Markets) to the exotic (Ma Brown’s Famous Burgers sell every burger imaginable- from crocodile to wild boar!).
The festival will showcase more than 15 bands across the three stages and is located just twenty minutes’ drive from the M50 (just four miles outside Navan). Buses to the festival leave from Dublin and Navan every half hour with the number 109 dropping you right beside the festival, and the 109A getting you there from the airport.
Tickets are available now for just €20 incl. booking fee and are only €25 at the gate.
By Kat Clinch