Indiependence Music Festival

Indiependence Music Festival, IrelandIndiependence Music Festival takes place at Deer Park, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland

Indiependence Music Festival 2012 dates – 3rd to 5th August

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The History of the Indiependence Music Festival
Indiependence is an annual Irish indie-rock music festival, that usually takes place at or near Mitchelstown in County Cork. Indiependence is one of the “little two” music festivals in Ireland, sharing many of its acts with Castlepalooza which is held on the same weekend in Tullamore, County Offaly. Nevertheless, it is billed as the largest event of its kind in the south of Ireland.

Most of the acts are Irish but foreign acts have performed as well, such as White Lies, Super Furry Animals, Ocean Colour Scene and The Proclaimers. The organiser claims that, after Oxegen and Electric Picnic, it is the biggest festival in Ireland and that there is no festival of this size in either Ireland or the UK that has a similar calibre of acts.

In its early incarnation, the festival was billed as Ireland’s only free independent music festival. However, the festival disposed of its free status in 2009 by charging for entry. The festival was sponsored by Guinness and Cork’s Red FM up until 2007 with Bavaria taking over a main sponsor in 2008. Red Bull joined as sponsor in 2009.


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