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Wild Roots Festival Announces First Acts For 2023

Jenny Greene performing at Wild Roots Festival 2022

  • The independent boutique camping festival is to return to the shores of Lough Gill, Co. Sligo next June Bank Holiday (June 2-4, 2023)

  • First acts announced include: Jenny Greene, Rudimental, HamsandwicH, Daithí, Mauro Picotto, Paddy Casey, Hazey Haze, Tadhg, Amy Montgomery, The Eskies, Bicurious, Reevah, Daft Punk Tribute, Gaolbyrd, The Barley Mob, Erin & The Lens

Following a knockout inaugural year which saw over 12,000 people per day flock to the shores of Lough Gill, Co. Sligo, the Wild Roots Festival announces its return next June bank holiday weekend, promising 3 incredible days of outdoor adventure, performing arts and musical extravaganza. Amongst the first acts announced today, British electronic group Rudimental will be celebrating 10 years of their 2013 seminal album ‘Home’ with a very special performance on the Wild Roots mainstage. Jenny Greene will return following an iconic performance at last year's event. Claire producer Daithí has also been announced as well as Irish indie pop outfit HamSandwhicH, veteran Irish folk rocker Paddy Casey and Limerick city rapper Hazey Haze. Rising star and multi-instrumentalist Tadhg, Belfast singer Amy Montgomery and beloved gypsey-folksters The Eskies are also on the bill as are Bicourious, Erin & The Lens, Gaolbyrd, Reevah and The Barley Mob. As darkness descends on the festival, the music will change gears with the likes of 90’s trance legend Mauro Picotto and Daft Punk Tribute confirmed for District 22 -the festival’s post apocalyptic dance arena. Speaking at the announcement the Wild Roots co-founder Orla Buckley invited members of the public to come and be inspired: “Preparations are underway to welcome visitors back to Sligo for the second edition of Wild Roots. Leave your troubles behind and escape for a weekend to our sprawling festival metropolis heaving with immersive art installations, aerial performances, and theatrical spectacles. Sample the local culinary delights, enjoy some music, or simply fritter away the afternoon with a boat tour of the lake. There is something for everyone at Wild Roots and everyone is invited”.

Wild Roots is a new independent music festival that takes place on the shores of Lough Gill Co. Sligo, famous for its association with W.B Yeats. The family friendly event is centered around a celebration of performing arts, music and outdoor adventure. Three day camping tickets to the event begin at €185 with day tickets available from €60. Wild Roots will take place June 2-4, 2023. For more information visit

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