Ready for Round 2?

Ash, Ryan McMullan, ASIWYFA and much more announced

Following a triumphant return this July, Stendhal Festival has announced the line-up for the second installment of their 10th anniversary celebrations, scheduled to take place at Ballymully Cottage Farm this August 12th, 13th and 14th.

Another 60 plus acts will once again take to the numerous Stendhal stages in August as part of a line up Festival Director Ross Parkhill describes as “a bit of a love letter to our first 10 years.”

Downpatrick rockers Ash return to the farm for the first time since their incredible 2017 headline show.

One of the biggest acts to ever emerge from the Northern Irish music scene, this legendary three piece are celebrating 3 decades of success next year yet still sound as fresh as they did when they burst onto the scene with seminal album ‘1977’.

Ryan McMullan continues to grow from strength to strength, selling out hometown gigs on a regular basis courtesy of his beautiful song writing and stunning vocal styling.

Ryan’s headline slot is extra special this year as he is the first act that applied to the festival through it’s submission process to work his way up through the bill over numerous appearances to eventually secure a headline slot.

And So I Watch You From Afar return in August following a life-affirming performance in July.  There is a big difference in the scheduled performance though as the instrumental juggernaut will be showcasing the World Premiere of a brand new piece of work entitled ‘Jettison’ which mixes brand new music with an incredible visual show.

The August Line-up will also include a plethora of acts who have helped define the Stendhal Experience over the past 10 years in one way or another, alongside the usual offering of brand new indigenous acts.

Also appearing will be; Kila, Duke Special, David Keenan, Paddy Casey, Macka B, Jealous of the Birds, Mary Coughlan, Flash Harry, Turn, The Henry Girls, ROE, The Bonnevilles, The Pat McMannus Band, Cormac Neeson, Dea Matrona, Conchúr White, Laura Quirke & Joshua Burnside, Malojian, SON, Nathan O’Regan, Rosborough, Paddy Nash, N.I. Opera, SkiBunny DJs, Vokxen, Dani Larkin, Drew Makes Noise, Lore, New Pagans, String Ninjas, Roll With It (Oasis Tribute) Conor Scott, Ferals, BRØR, Michael Kerr, Gemma Bradley, Sasha Samara, Bobbi Arlo, Dark Tropics, Kyoto Love Hotel, TEYR, Laytha, Funkitects, Travi the Native, Molly Hogg, The Florentinas, Joel Harkin, Scala Strings, NewDad, The Magazine Club, The Craic Inn, Queen And Disco, Waking Android & Arcane Soakes, Shane Dean & Amanda Healey, DJ Militant Vinylist.

There is also a stacked comedy Line up to tickle your ribs which includes; Shane Todd, Dave Elliott, Mark McCarney, Diona Doherty and Conor Keys.

Festival Director Ross Parkhill said: “We are so pleased with how July turned out and now we are all champing at the bit to get our August Event up and running.

“The line-up is brilliant and really encompasses everything we have been about for the past 10 years, it’s a bit of a love letter to our past line-ups, with some acts already holding a very special place in our hearts here. It will be great to see them back, doing what they do best on a live stage.”

Tickets for Stendhal’s August Event are on sale now at www.stendhalfestival.com

This event was enabled by funding from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.