Festival set to light up Easter

White Collar Boy pictured at last year's  Phase One Festival, the duo play at this years event again.
Phase One Festival now in its second year have a jam-packed weekend of entertainment lined-up with over 40 acts to perform over the Easter weekend, as well as free creative master-classes, a brilliant visual arts programme, children’s workshops and events and some local food and craft beer on offer.

Phase One Festival now in its second year have a jam-packed weekend of entertainment lined-up with over 40 acts to perform over the Easter weekend, as well as free creative master-classes, a brilliant visual arts programme, children’s workshops and events and some local food and craft beer on offer.

The festival has attracted national media attention and has been featured on radio, print and online.

A number of radio presenters, journalists and music bloggers have been invited to attend the festival and there will also be a live broadcast from 2-10 pm each day from online radio show Radio-Made.

International acts fwill perform alongside local emerging acts and some of sthe best electronic producers from the UK and Ireland. As well as cutting edge electronic music each night across three stages, a daytime programme in collaboration with Harnessing Creativity, The Leitrim Design House and The Dock will have something for everyone.

An audio installation Sound Works in Costello’s Memorial Chapel curated by The Crash Ensemble will feature KIRI by Ian McDonnell, Rotation of the Earth by Irene Buckley and Mood Spiral by Enda Bates. The Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground breaking new music today.

Visual arts installations in the Dock will include Jonathan Nangle’s ‘untitled’ which draw’s influence from the American visual artist Dan Flavin, known for creating sculptural light installations arranged in simple geometric patterns. More installations, film and live visuals will fill the former 19th century courthouse building on both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Leitrims only craft beer brewery will have a range of new beers on offer and McIniffs Boxty will provide a taste of Leitrim on Easter Sunday with a special Boxty Brunch and Beats provided by the Phase One Festival Djs. Mark Graham will launch his new book ‘A Year of Festivals in Ireland.’

Many of the day-time events are free of charge. Children’s workshops cost €5. Phase One by night starts at 6pm and tickets are €35 each night or €60 for a weekend pass.

FREE master classes in music and video production at The Dock on Apirl 19 & 20th.  

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