It is festival announcement time and with both Sunflowerfest and Moira Calling taking a break, the pressure was on Stendhal to deliver a worthy line-up.
As usual the organisers don’t disappoint with Stendhal 2019 to feature a headline set from Irish favourites the Hothouse Flowers on Friday evening followed by a DJ set from the English electronic duo, Basement Jaxx on the Saturday evening.
The two headliners are joined by a wealth of fantastic local talent including David Keenan, The Lost Brothers, ROE, Mary Coughlan, Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra, Hunkpapa, Malojian, Amy Montgomery, Sugarwolf, Cherym, & Gemma Bradley.
With lots more announcements to come, Ross Parkhill, Director of Stendhal Festival said; “We are really excited how our line-up for 2019 is shaping up.
“Already we have an incredibly strong programme that is varied, eclectic and of a really high standard and we still have a lot more to announce.
He added: “Basement Jaxx will have the whole of Karma Valley bouncing on the Saturday, there is no question about that. They have a huge catalogue of really well known tunes that will no doubt be a phenomenal way to bring the curtain down on what we are anticipating to be another stand out year for the event.
Ross continued: “Hothouse flowers are one of the best loved bands to come out of Ireland and have been revered for a generation and they will certainly be a massive crowd pleaser at the festival this August.”
Ross concluded: “These acts are of course backed up by an incredibly strong line-up right throughout this first announcement. We have several acts form the Republic of Ireland who are making big noises across the border, wonderful acts from South Africa and The USA and as always we have the crème de la crème of our very own Northern Irish talent ready and waiting to steal the show.
“We will be announcing our second and final raft of musical acts and a whole lot more before the end of April, so there is still plenty more to come on what is already one of our finest, if not our very finest line-up to date.”
Tickets for Stendhal 2019 are available direct from their website: http://www.stendhalfestival.com/