The event, which takes place on August 18th and 19th, will feature none other than Bressie and also the legendary Aslan.
Details of the super event were announced at a launch last night.
Among those at the launch was Letterkenny Chamber CEO Toni Forrestor, Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle and President of the Chamber John Watson.
Speaking on behalf of the Letterkenny Live Committee, Toni Forrester acknowledged the financial contribution and support they have received from Letterkenny Town Council “This year the council included Letterkenny Live in their 2012 budget and gave us double that of last year. We have also received funding from Donegal County Council Development Fund Initiative and Failte Ireland. This substantial public funding really makes the difference in being able to plan the festival with confidence.”
Toni went on to thank the local publicans who have come on board as sponsors and pledged their wholehearted support.
“In the current climate every cent counts and these businesses have shown their commitment to Letterkenny Live and to Letterkenny. So far we have support from The Cavern, Voodoo & Ink, McGinleys who came on board last year.
“In addition we have secured support from The Pulse and The Orchard Inn who are keen to get involved this year. All of these combined will give us the financial stability we need but also help make it a town wide festival. All of these entertainment venues will also be organising events throughout the weekend to give the town a festival feel.
“We have also been promised financial support from other local businesses and we have been offered in kind from The Station House Hotel, Browne Printers, Greenlight Media who are looking after our website, Watson Hire. We’re confident that over the next few weeks we’ll garner the further support financially and otherwise that we need to make the 2012 event even more successful”.
Letterkenny Live is run by a small voluntary committee who have been working hard all year to get us to this point.
The committee comprises: Ciaran Martin, Town Council; Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Station House Hotel; Darren Browne, Browne Printers; Jimmy McGinty, The Cavern; Pauric Hilferty and Gavin McDaid, Greenlight Media, Cllr.Jimmy Kavanagh and Cllr Gerry McMonagle. The team all have day jobs and were delighted with last year’s achievement and are looking forward to this year’s line up.
Letterkenny Live is happening on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August. The stage will be located on Oliver Plunkett Road. Both nights kick off at 7.30pm and will finish at 11pm, early enough for families and young people to get home and for others giving plenty of time to visit local pubs and clubs who are already planning festival events for after the show.
On Saturday Night the headline act is bressie well known from The Voice supported by Aslan and Kanyu Tree. Both are fantastic festival bands that have a wide appeal.
“This year to give it more of a festival feel we’ve partnered with Donegal Youth Service who will deliver their annual Party in The Park on Saturday afternoon. This annual event is a real showcase for local young bands and attracts upwards of 1000 young people each year. This year they have re-named it Party in The Car Park. They will have access to the full set up and we’re delighted to be able to add this to our lineup from 1.30pm to 5.30pm,” added Toni.
Sunday is Country Night with Susan McCann, supported by Hugo and Off the Kuff and Trevor Loughrey. All really popular acts that will create a different type of concert but one we think will be really appealing to a wider audience.
The Mayor, Gerry McMonagle, speaking at the Launch said “this years line up looks bigger and better than last year. The Council are pleased to support this initiative financially and practically and hope that it will attract visitors and local people to create a great on street festival each and every year in Letterkenny.”
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