Stendhal Festival of Art has announced that the award winning, all-encompassing music and arts extravaganza will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, on August 7 and 8, 2015.
Since its inception in 2011 Stendhal has been likened to a fairy tale come to life, called the coolest event of the summer and named Ireland’s Best Small Festival at the Irish Festival Awards.
In 2014, the event enjoyed its most successful year to date as over 4,000 visitors revelled in all that was on offer, including Frightened Rabbit, Paddy Casey and The Undertones, to name the smallest of slices of the Stendhal pie.
**Update, 6 May 2015:
Stendhal Festival of Art is delighted to announce that Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Donovan, will be the Friday Night headline act at this year’s event.
The legendary folk-rockpop troubadour’s career has spanned 50 years, 27 albums and has produced some of the most highly regarded and memorable songs in the history of music.
‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘Catch the wind’ and of course ‘Mellow Yellow’ all beautifully captured the spirit of the times in which they were written but have endured through to this day as a result of the timeless qualities Donovan brings to his music.
Donovan entered the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014 and Stendhal Festival of Art is honoured to be welcoming him to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the award winning festival.
Stendhal has also revealed 25 more artists who will be taking to the stage this year including; Kilkenny grunge rockers Kerbdog, hip-hop DJ extraordinaire DJ Format, Contemporary Irish Trad trailblazers Kila, electro-dance, nu-disco duo Televisor and 2014 Northern Irish album of the year winner Robyn G Shiels.
Tickets for the event are available from Friday May 8 at www.stendalfestival.com
Stendhal Festival of Art 2015 music line-up so far:
Friday Night Headline Act – Donovan
Go Wolf (Belfast)
Televisor (London – Amsterdam)
Ciaran Lavery (Tullygally - Armagh)
Sullivan & Gold (Co. Derry/Londonderry)
Ryan Vail (Derry-Londonderry)
Jason Clarke – (Belfast)
Join me in the Pines (ROI)
Oh Volcano (Maghera – Belfast)
Hannah McPhillimy (Coleraine)
Hurdles – (Belfast)
Emma Lusby (Limavady)
Ryan McMullan (Portaferry – Belfast)
Katharine Philippa (Belfast)
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra (USA)
The Bonnevilles (Lurgan – Banbridge)
Robyn G Shiels (Garvagh – Belfast)
LORE (Dungiven – Limavady)
Lauren Bird (Strabane)