Creativity thrives at Stendhal Festival of Art

Mundy will headline Stendhal. (1008JC7)
Mundy will headline Stendhal. (1008JC7)

Stendhal Festival of Art returns to Ballymully Cottage Farm in Limavady next weekend, August 17-18, to once again showcase all matter of arts, music, comedy, poetry and family-inspired fun.

With a firm ethos of providing a varied and eclectic line-up, Stendhal will feature an array of musical genres including rock, pop, funk, jazz and blues, indie, acoustic, folk, reggae, country, hip-hop, punk, metal, classical, choral, bluegrass and much more.

Pandas love String Quartets at last year's Stendhal Festival. (1008JC5)

Pandas love String Quartets at last year's Stendhal Festival. (1008JC5)

Indeed, headlining on Friday, August 17, will be the legendary Henry McCullough, while Ireland’s chart-topping sensation Mundy will be doing the honours on Friday, August 18.

Over 50 acts will take to four stages over the weekend including Derry’s Triggerman, Best Boy Grip, Intermission, Balkan Alien Sound, Silhouette, Trucker Diablo, Rainey Boy Sleep, Axis Of, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, The Barley Mob, Furlo The Gorgeous Colours, Pat McManus, The Antidote MC’s showcase - to name but a few!

Also on show will be dance performances, theatre courtesy of the Limavady Drama Club and comedy from the likes of multi-award winning funny man Phil Kay. Poetry and spoken word will also feature heavily in the new Poetry Corner, with headlining act Mark Niel leading the way for other wordsmiths including members of the Jane Ross Writers Group, The Flowerfield Writers group and the Derry Scriptwriters Group.

Of course, Stendhal Festival also offers a full family entertainment schedule, the art gallery will return bigger and better, canvas paintings by local artists and many more wee artistic adventures in the beautiful surroundings of Karma Valley.

Tickets for the event are on sale at Ticketmaster and locally at The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, priced at £20 for a Saturday day Ticket, £25 for a weekend camping pass and £35 for a family weekend camping pass (2 adults and up to 4 kids under 18).

For more details on the festival, see: www.stendhalfestival.com.