Thursday 29 September 2016

Delorentos, Riptide Movement, Heathers & more announced for Ravelóid, Ireland's first music festival as Gaeilge

Published 07/03/2016 | 12:08

Ardgillan Castle

Ireland's first Irish language festival, Ravelóid, kicks off this year with a stellar line-up of top Irish acts.

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Delorentos, Seo Linn, The Riptide Movement, and HamsandwicH headline with Kila, Heathers, Munday, Hot House Flowers, Dublin Gospel choir and more taking to the stage over the two days from June 10 to 11.

The festival, an homage to what is best in the Irish language, will take place 20 miles north of Dublin city at Ardgillan Castle.

As well as music, there will be comedy, spoken word and activities for kids 12 and under.  There will be a choice of campsites including a campsite for families and under 12s.

Organised by Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael, Nós, Oireachtas, Union of Students Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Fingal County Council and the official 1916 Centenary Programme the focus is on speaking Irish so sign posts, campsites and stages will all be as Gaeilge.

It will give festivalgoers the opportunity to flex their Irish language muscles although don't worry if you don't have a word, you won't be turned away at the gate! 

Early bird weekend tickets are currently on sale at €99.00 and include camping. Under 12s go free.  For more info check out raveloid.ie

In the meantime, you can get to grips with songs as Gaeilge by artists including Ed Sheeran, The Coronas, and Kodaline with the festival organisers' album Ceol 2016.

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