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Stage Times Released For Wild Roots Festival

Members of The Wild Roots Festival build team putting the final touches on one of the festivals art installations ahead of the June Bank Holiday festival

-Stage times revealed for Wild Roots Festival

-Organisers prepare to welcome 12,000 people to one of the first camping festivals of the summer

Over 12,000 people are preparing to travel to Sligo in less than two weeks time for the first Wild Roots Festival. The event which was postponed on a number of occasions throughout the pandemic has been granted its licence to take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend (June 3-5). The festival, which includes performances from James Bay, Soda Blonde and Damien Dempsey, will be among the first summer camping music festivals to take place since the Covid-19 pandemic.

This morning, festival organisers took members of the local gardai, fire brigade services and local school children on a first look at the new festival site, which includes Ireland’s largest ever immersive art installation “The Wild West Village” and a post-apocalyptic dance arena called “District 22”. Speaking at the event, festival co-founder Orla Buckley remarked that they are looking forward to welcoming attendees to a totally unique festival experience:

“The covid-19 pandemic has allowed us the additional time to create a truly unique and inspiring festival experience. Thousands of hours have been spent creating the various stages and areas and there is literally something to do in every nook and cranny. We’re delighted to welcome members of the Gardai and fire brigade services on site today, the safety of our guests is paramount and it’s wonderful to have the local authorities involved with the process from the outset. We can’t wait to welcome everyone on-site”. As well as announcing the festival times, organisers revealed a new festival app which is available now to download in the app store. The app will allow festival patrons to book activities, view stage times and pay for drinks and food using a contactless payment system. For those travelling to Sligo by train or bus after you arrive make your way to the bus stop on Marckiviez road across from Thomas Connolly’s bar where a (€2) shuttle bus will take you to the festival site. If arriving in Sligo by car, drive over Ash Lane at the front of ATU Sligo and then head out the R286 towards Hazelwood and the Wild Roots stewards will direct you to the main car park. The Wild Roots Festival will take place from June 2-5th on the shores of Lough Gill Co. Sligo. The family-friendly event includes a range of outdoor activities including boat parties, rock climbing, aerial yoga and walks through The Hazel Wood made famous by W.B Yeats.



FRIDAY 3rd June

22:15 King Kong Company

19:45 Razorlight

17:45 Hermitage Green

15:45 Moxie

14:00 modernlove.


22:15 James Morrison

19:45 Soda Blonde

17:45 Booka Shade

15:45 JyellowL

14:15 Róisín O

12:45 Dublin Ukulele Collective

SUNDAY 5th June

22:15 James Bay

19:45 The Sherlocks

17:45 Ryan McMullan

15:45 Paddy Casey

14:00 Big Society

12:45 Galway Street Club


FRIDAY 3rd June

23:00 Scratch Perverts

21:45 The Blizzards

20:30 Cherym

19:15 Hazey Haze

18:00 Alexis Kings

15:45 Rebekah Fitch

15:30 Callum Wall

14:15 Gerald Ahern

13:00 Túsk


00:30 Prymary Colours


21:30 Amy Montgomery

19:45 The Barley Mob

18:15 Bobbi Arlo

16:45 Toshín

15:15 The Flavours

13:45 The John Andrews Band

SUNDAY 5th June

23:00 Greg Wilson

21:45 Damien Dempsey

20:30 ROE

19:15 Dark Tropics

18:00 Evin

16:45 Laytha

15:30 Ben Cutler

14:15 Wired for Sound

13:00 The Bootleg Beach boys


FRIDAY 3rd June

00:00 Felix Da Housecat

22:30 RIchie Blacker

21:00 Daft Punk Tribute

20:00 DJ ROGER B

19:00 DJ Tommy Finan


00:00 Jenny Greene


21:00 Moodtrax

20:00 Monaco

19:00 Back N Fourth

18:00 Select

SUNDAY 5th June

00:30 Mark Blair

23:00 Jon Hussey

22:00 DJ Odhran Mahon

21:00 Dee

21:00 Patrick McManus

20:00 Lavelle

19:00 Aaron Keaveney

18:00 Ailbhe Treanor

Final tickets on sale now:

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