The summer is coming and with it Galway’s newest music and arts festival opens in Liskelly Farm Aughrim - LiveStock 2022.
Just a few miles from west from the town , this new festival which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of July, was inspired by a private event held in 2019, to celebrate the marriage of local man Cormac Jennings to Donegal native Sharon Sweeney.
Cormac, who teaches swimming and yoga in Coral Leisure Ballinasloe and who’s home and farm are at Liskelly, Aughrim, states “The wedding festival was a crazy idea, but it was such a buzz to organise and such a great success that we thought why not do it again, only better and share it with the public. Covid scuppered our plans for 2020. and 2021, but it also gave us extra time to prepare a great weekend! On the 1st and 2nd July, LiveStock welcomes you to camp out (although this is not compulsory!) and promises to be a fun and relaxing experience with fantastic independent music, art, food, entertainment, and activities centred around the ancient ringfort at Liskelly Farm in Aughrim.”
LiveStock is a festival with national ambition but with its roots embedded in the community. Local artists such as the Galway Street Club, Evoke, Martin Staunton and Tom Portman form part of a vibrant and talented line-up which includes Kíla, Bunoscionn, Jiggy, Chase Nova Band, Oski Bravo and many more still to be announced! Cormac says: “We are proud to support and promote original music from independent artists that showcase their talents through a wide range of genres.”
An Art Exhibition, West African Drumming, Pottery, Iron Forging, Community Crafts, Yoga, Dance, Meditation and much more will be happening across the weekend, with an open invitation to attend workshops. The vibrant trade village will be filled with quality crafts and handmade goods. Food will be available from select vendors. No alcohol will be on sale, but attendees are welcome to bring their own (no glass on site). Tickets price includes all seminars, workshops and activities as well as camping and parking!
Early bird tickets are on sale now. Visit their website www.livestockfestivalgalway.com and follow Livestock Music Festival on social media for more information and updates.
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