… If you go down Tanglewood today you’re in for a big surprise

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

… If you go down Tanglewood today you’re in for a big surprise thumbnailTHE stage is almost set for this year’s Tanglewood Festival. PR2211

OCEAN Colour Scene have been confirmed as one of the headline acts at this year's Tanglewood Music Festival.
The Brit Pop band from Birmingham will perform an exclusive acoustic set within the stunning grounds of Narrow Water Castle in the first week of July.
And other acts already pencilled in for the two-day festival include Terry Hooley, Booka Brass Band, The Bonnevilles, Little Bear and a host of other local and international acts and bands.
“We're delighted with the line-up to date and particularly pleased to have Ocean Colour Scene playing at this year's event," said Seamy Rafferty, one of the organisers of Tanglewood.
Rafferty said this year's festival is set to be the biggest to date with reggae, hip-hop and folk/traditional artists and bands signed up for the July jamboree.
And the many acts will be spread over a number of different stages, which this year sees two new additions.
“This year we are delighted to have two new areas to the festival; the rabbit hole stage and the mad for trad area," Rafferty told The Vibe.
“The rabbit hole will cover everything from reggae, bass to hip hop with the mad for trad area covering folk/traditional music.
“We wanted to cater for all types of music this year and we are very confident that this will be the best festival yet. We also have an area dedicated to Irish craft beer for all the enthusiasts as well as crafty boutique food stalls." This year's festival runs from July 4-5 with two-day camping passes available for camping within the Narrow Water grounds.
And with Ireland's biggest music festival, Oxygen, not on this year, Rafferty said he hopes more people will come out and support Tanglewood.
He added: "Tanglewood Music Festival is now firmly on the map amongst festival goers as we are dedicated to bringing international acts to the Newry and Mourne area.
“With so many big festivals like oxygen not happening this year we would encourage everyone to support their local festival and let everyone see how Newry and Mourne is a thriving arts area."
The Vibe will have more information on Tanglewood Music Festival over the coming weeks, including tickets for the festival up for grabs.

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