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GLASGOWBURY, Northern Ireland’s Best Festival, will get underway at Eagle’s Rock outside Draperstown next weekend with a two-day extravaganza of the best in new and emerging talent.

Joining headliners The Answer, The Japanese Popstars and And So I Watch You From Afar at the two-day celebration of homegrown musical talent include Belfast-based rockers LaFaro, hugely popular ska-punk troupe Pocket Billiards and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter McCauley AKA Rams’ Pocket Radio.

Also confirmed are Dublin’s blues-rock quartet The Mighty Stef, singer-songwriters Katharine Philippa, Alana Henderson, Rob Murphy, and festival staple Paul Casey. Dance DJs Deep Fried Funk, electro-indie outfit Don’t Fear The Natives, Derry rock outfit Wyldling, and fast-rising guitar-based indie-rock bands Hurdles, Aces Wild, Windings and The Last Generation.

In addition to established acts, participants of the’s City Of Culture’s Childrens’ Music Promise programme will also be performing on the Friday evening.

The festival will also see the return of its acclaimed G Spot comedy stage with BBC NI talent show Find Me The Funny winner Micky Bartlett, Belfast-born clown and comedian Paul Currie and Dublin funny man Marcus Olaoire top the bill organised in association with Daly’s Comedy Club in Omagh. Paddy McDonnell, Sean Hegarty, Terry Keyes, Phil McEwan, Terry McHugh and Digger Browne will also perform,

For the first time ever Glasgowbury will expand to a two day festival across the weekend of July 19th – 21st, staging a County Derry showcase at Eagle’s Rock on Friday 19 in support of the City Of Culture celebrations.

The festival has teamed up with J&K Coaches to offer hassle-free, regional-friendly bus routes to this year festival. To book a place - from your doorstep to the festival and back - contact J&K Coaches via (028) 867 37776 or

The full programme has just been announced and is downloadable here

The final line up is as follows:

The Answer / Japanese Popstars / And So I Watch You From Afar / Jetplane Landing / Little Bear /Axis Of / Ed Zealous / In Their Thousands / More Than Conquerors / Million Dollar Reload / Trucker Diablo / The Bonnevilles / Runaway GO / PigsAsPeople / Vanilla Gloom / The Wood Burning Savages / Pretty Child Backfire / Furlo / Robyn G Shiels / Rosie Carney / Ryan Vail / The Dead Presidents / Silhouette / Our Krypton Son / The Wonder Villains / VerseChorusVerse / The Clameens / Susie Blue / Those Ghosts / LaFaro / Pocket Billiards / Rams’ Pocket Radio / The Hot Sprockets / The Greased Palm / Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas / Orchid Collective / Children Of The Sun / Emerald Armada / Alana Henderson / Aces Wild / Hurdles / Wyldling / Robb Murphy / Windings / Don’t Fear The Natives / The Mighty Stef / Paul Casey / The Last Generation / Katharine Philippa / Rural Key Participants / Childrens’ Music Promise Participants / Deep Fried Funk / Radio DJ’s/Club DJ’s and Comedians Mickey Bartlett / Paul Currie / Paddy McDonnell / Digger Browne / Marcus Olaoire / Sean Hegarty / Terry Keyes / Terry McHugh / Phil McEwan

Creative Director, Paddy Glasgow, had this to say about the line-up:

“Every year, Glasgowbury aims to reflect the great success of our homegrown music scene and 2013’s line-up is arguably one of our best and most vibrant. The beauty of the festival is that we can have acts such as And So I Watch You From Afar and The Answer, who are representing Northern Ireland on an international scale, alongside bands and artists fresh on the gig circuit, playing their first festival slots.

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