If you’re wondering what to get up to why not head up to Hillsborough and go to Sunflowerfest 2011.
It’s a three day festival of music, art held at Tubby’s Farm – 31 Cabra Road, Hillsborough (not far from both Lisburn and Belfast) from now til Sunday. It’s a family friendly event and music started 30 minutes ago.. Check out http://www.sunflowerfest.co.uk
There’s plenty for everyone – an eclectic mix of Rock, Alternative, Acoustic, Pop, Dance, World Music, Punk, Ska, Traditional, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Metal, Hip Hop, Americana, Reggae, Rockabilly, Celtic Fusion and Folk……phew! There is also a Reggae Corner and a Comedy Tent, as well as a dedicated Kids Zone.
Here’s the blurb:
This is our 2nd year of the Fest – last year was a blast – we hope you can join us for the whole weekend (with camping), but if not, just pick your favourite day and join us then!
Tickets are on sale though the website – and at HMV, The Rusty Zip and The Belfast Welcome Centre (Belfast) and HMV and Molly’s Parlour (Lisburn)…and also the NITB office in Hillsborough. Both weekend and single day tickets are available – with the weekend camping ticket being our best value offer – £45 for the weekend, working out at £15 per day, including camping! You can also camp for one night only if you wish – just £5 extra per person when you present your day ticket.
Sunflowerfest is a celebration of all that’s great about this part of the world! Friday will be headlined by MojoFury, Saturday by Not Squares and Sunday by Duke Special and Cashier No.9 – here is the full
FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST – Music Starts 4pm
The Dead Presidents
Pat Dam Smyth
The Rupture Dogs
The Barley Mob
Sons of Encouragement
Saturday 20th August Music Starts 12pm
The Everyday Superheroes
GARETH DUNLOP & BAND
The Murder Balladeers
Sunday 21st August Music Starts 12pm
Inishowen Gospel Choir
Rams Pocket Radio
Katie & The Carnival
Tanya & The Whiskey Princes
Rassie Ai & The Rydimz Platoon Reggae Band
The Love Seeds
Sons of Robert Mitchum
The Rolled Dice
Kyle John Suckling
Duncan Campbell & The Duty Paid Society
Junior Johnson & The Handsome Bastards