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Thursday 15 November 2018

Indiependence early-bird tickets set to go on sale

Bill Browne

With memories of yet another successful Indiependence Music and Arts Festival still fresh in the mind, event organisers have wasted no time in putting preparations in place for the latest edition of the Cork-based festival, 'Indie 2019'.

Early-bird tickets for next year's summer extravaganza, which will see the festival celebrate its 10th year at its spiritual home in Mitchelstown's Deer Park, will go on sale this weekend.

First staged in the Town Square back in 2006, Indie relocated to the 3,000-capacity Deep park site in 2010.  Since then it has gone onto become one of  Ireland's most popular summer festivals, with the site expanding annually. 

It is now at a point where it can comfortably cater for 15,000 festival goers each August bank-holiday weekend.  The festival has earned a deserved reputation for attracting some of the music industry's biggest acts to its stages, with Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Public Enemy and Basement Jaxx having headlined the festival over the years - to name but a hanful of the many megastars it has attracted. 

In addition, Indie has also championed both established and upcoming Irish talent.  Among these are the likes of Ham Sandwich, Walking On Cars, The Coronas and Hozier, and they are just some of the home-grown acts to have graced its stages. 

While next year's acts have yet to be announced, 'Indie's' Michael Maher promised some big names will be unveiled soon, following in the tradition of this glorious past decade's music.

"As this will be our 10th year at Deer Park, we are planning on making Indie 2019 a very special event," he said.  "We are making improvements to the VIP area, doubling the on-site facilities and increasing the camping space. 

"The first acts will be announced before Christmas, with some show-stoppers already in place and waiting to be announced," he promised.

"Indie 2019 will also see tickets prices remain at 2017 and 2018 levels for those choosing to buy early, before the full-price tickets go on sale on January 1," he added. The early bird tickets will go on sale next Saturday at 10am from www.tickets.ie. They will also be on sale from a special pop-up shop at Walsh's Bar in Mitchelstown priced at €109, with tier-one VIP tickets priced at €169.

For regular updates about Indie 2019 visit www.indiependencefestival.ie, Twitter and Instagram.

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