Restrictions are easy and optimism levels are on the rise as we roll into 2022. Just as everyone is rushing to book lots of exotic adventures, Stendhal throw out an announcement that reminds us there is plenty of excitement to be had at home. The first order of the day will be to pack your dancing shoes as one of the seminal RnB artists of all time, Sister Sledge grace the hallowed grounds of Ballymully Cottage Farm.
Other big hitters on the bill are Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene, country star Lisa McHugh and festival favourites Hayseed Dixie. A little closer to home and we can expect big performances from the likes of The Wood Burning Savages, Sasha Samara, Travi the Native, Foreign Wolf, BECAH, Lemonade Shoelace, SkiBunny DJ’s, Craic Pipe, Harley & The Wolf, TRÚ, Wild Heat, NI Soul Troop and Strange New Places.
Of course these are only the first of many to be announced and only serve to whet the appetite for what is to come over the forthcoming weeks and months.
Event Director Ross Parkhill said, “Stendhal, its team, its visitors and of course its performers are family, so there is no better way to celebrate that this summer than with a performance from one of the most iconic acts ever to grace a stage anywhere.
“We are so excited to welcome Sister Sledge to Stendhal and Limavady, they are without question icons in the music industry and are easily the biggest household name headline act we have ever had the privilege to present.
“They have hit song after hit song that will have everyone in attendance singing along and showing off just who is the greatest dancer on Saturday July 2nd.”
Ross continued: “We are also really excited to welcome Simon and Oscar for the first time, welcome back Hayseed Dixie and Lisa McHugh and welcome everyone else we are announcing in this first wave of the Line-up. Its varied, its high quality and of course packed with international and indigenous talent who will light up any stage that they appear on at Stendhal.
Ross added: “With lockdowns and social distancing protocols thankfully a thing of the past, our aim this year is to return Stendhal to where we left of in 2019, with over 10,000 people onsite, enjoying the largest outdoor camping festival in Northern Ireland.
Ross concluded: “We are absolutely buzzing about what we have announced so far and can’t wait to tell everyone what else we have in store for 2022 in the not-too-distant future.”
Tickets for Stendhal 2022 are available on the official Stendhal website.