Castlepalooza Unveils Full Line-up For 2012

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 3rd, 4th & 5th AUGUST 2012

Ireland’s best value festival of the Summer, Castlepalooza, has announced its full line-up to join headliners British rock icons The Charlatans at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly this coming August Bank Holiday weekend.

Already playing alongside The Charlatans in the haunted Charleville Forest is Castlepalooza’s trademark mix of hip acts including Ghostpoet; King Charles; Jape; Donal Dineen’s Parish Project; Solar Bears; Jon Phonics; Mmoths; Little Green Cars and many others. And now joining the line-up are electronic group Plaid; returning Irish heroes HAL; Illum Sphere; SertOne and a cocktail of other fresh Irish talent including:

·      This Club
·      Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands
·      The Casanova Wave
·      Deaf Joe
·      Nanu Nanu
·      Frankie Grimes
·      Lil’ Dave
·      Kenny Bogan
·      Conal Bailey
·      Ocho
·      Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
·      Trumpets of Jericho
·      Overhead the Albatross
·      Slow Skies
·      The Viking Project
·      In the Willows (Redbull Bedroom Jam Winner)
·      Tara Stewart & a Stage of Being

In addition for the first time ever, Castlepalooza asked Irish acts to apply through Breaking Tunes and received an incredible response from the deep pool of up-and-coming Irish talent.  Despite an original commitment of 4 slots, based on the number of applications and the high quality of the entries, a total of 13 acts have been selected. These are:

·      Benny Smiles
·      Cars Love Girls
·      Cry Monster Cry
·      Grand Pocket Orchestra
·      Kammerpop
·      Last Days of 1984
·      Lights Camera Sundown
·      Little Xs for Eyes
·      Mrs Healys First Class Choir
·      Owensie
·      Roisin O
·      The Statics
·      White Collar Boy

If you fancy a break from the music, there’ll be plenty of fun to be had at free workshops in the castle including Hip Hop and Hula Hoop; you can enter an art contest at Dr Sketchy’s Life Drawing Classes; check out some future film greats at the Eat My Shorts Short Film Showcase or relax by the fire at our Sunday Spa in The Morning Room!

Tickets for Castlepalooza are on sale now at or from usual ticket outlets.