Glasgowbury: Bigger better funnier

Swanee River frontman Stevie Blues pictured at Glasgowbury.
Swanee River frontman Stevie Blues pictured at Glasgowbury.

GLASGOWBURY have completed their 2012 line-up with yet another ten acts announced this week.

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The Japanese Popstars, Fighting With Wire and LaFaro are also set to sound off in the Sperrins. Joining them will be Mojo Fury, Rams’ Pocket Radio, Triggerman, Empty Lungs, Swanee River, The Red Velvetines, Paul Casey and Ard Ri with a special Rural Key collective showcase and the Red Bull Bedroom Jam winners Icon On Fire.

The completed bill now includes an impressive total of 52 bands and musicians, a who’s who of the best new and emerging talent from across Ireland.

It’s not all about the music though as one of the six stages willl showcase the best of the comedy circuit.

Headlined by New Zealand comic Danny Dowling, he will be joined by Niamh Marron, Mickey Bartlett and Colin ‘I Am Fighter’ Geddis.

Festival organiser Paddy Glasgow, said: “Selecting the line-up for this year’s festival was one of the most difficult yet due to the quality of submissions we received.

“The team listened to over 700 entries and had the hard task of breaking that down into 50 acts.

“We feel that we’ve programmed one of the most vibrant festival programmes yet however, with the largest array of styles on show, and with something to suit almost everyone.

“Away from the musical side of things there’s excitement for all with a comedy tent, village area a host of kids activities and much more to keep your festival spirit alive across the weekend,” he added.

Glasgowbury 2012 takes place across the weekend of July 21st and tickets are on sale now from hmvtickets.com and from stores across Ireland.

Full details are available at www.glasgowbury.com