Friday, 11 February 2011 16:28
The Temple House music and arts festival, which was recently voted 'Best New European Festival at the European Festival Awards, has added Heathers, Miracle Bell, Kerbdog, Stand, The Raglans and The Danger Is to the line up for this year's three-day music and arts extravaganza, which will take place
in the stunning grounds of Temple House near Ballymote, Co. Sligo, from June 10 to 12.
The new additions join Something Happens, The Saw Doctors, Andrew Strong, The Walls, Interference, DJ Wool aka Glen Brady, Marty Mulligan and Ross O'Snodaigh, who were announced earlier last week.
Early bird tickets priced €99 are now on sale from www.ticketmaster.ie
and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Heathers are twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara. Their debut album Here, Not There has garnered serious praise amongst both fans and media alike, and following a very successful Irish debut, the album was released in the UK and a number of European countries.
With their new band and with some new material also being developed, 2011 is shaping up to be very promising for Heathers.
Miracle Bell are a Kildare-based electro/synth pop band who released their debut album Light Shape Sound in May 2010. They performed at the first ever Temple House Festival and are looking forward to returning to the Sligo venue in June.
Kerbdog are reforming especially for the Temple House Festival. The legendary alternative rock band from Kilkenny formed in 1991 and released two albums on Mercury Records before splitting up in 1998. Kerbdog experienced almost cult-like popularity, which explains why they are still widely regarded today.
The Danger Is, meanwhile, is the working title adopted by Dublin-based artist Niamh Farrell for her musical endeavours. Niamh has been writing for years and after a two-year period of experimentation she has created a four-track EP.
Recorded in Wicklow in 2010 and produced by Ken McHugh, the EP confronts a multitude of emotions from fear to happiness, love and its confusions. It is laced with honesty and humour and features climactic instrumental arrangements.
Stand are a Dublin four-piece rock band. They spent the last two years promoting their fourth studio album, Travel Light, both in Ireland and in the United States. The record was critically acclaimed, leading the band to sell out the prestigious Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
In June 2009 the band entered the studio of famed Buffalo, New York, band The Goo Goo Dolls to record 10 songs under the guidance of producer Marc Swersky and renowned mix engineer Mark Needham (Chris Isaak, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac).
Raglans are Stephen Kelly, Rhos Horan, Conn O'Runaidh and Liam Morrow, an acoustic band from Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
Live music from over 80 acts will be complemented by a unique arts trail featuring individual and very distinctive installations in the Temple House woods, woodcrafts, archery and a range of children's activities for under 12s. Meanwhile, tired revellers will be able to chill out and experience holistic treatments in the sanctuary.
The festival, which has a capacity of 5,000 festivalgoers, promises to be a little bit different and provide a relaxed, chilled out atmosphere in idyllic surroundings, which will captivate and enthral anyone who attends.
Tickets are available online from www.ticketmaster.ie
and from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. For more info about the festival, bands and latest updates, check out www.templehousefestival.co