Traditional acts announced for Cork's new music festival 'It Takes a Village' 13th - 15th April

Commercial: Ireland’s most exciting new music festival It Takes a Village, happening at Trabolgan Holiday Village in Cork, April 13th – 15th, have revealed their second line up announcement adding to the, already, stellar list of names like Young Fathers, Talos, Fujiya & Miyagi, Le Boom and Brian Deady. Topping the bill for Sunday 15th April is The Gloaming front man Martin Hayes, who teams up with guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney for a rare performance in the idyllic and pastoral surroundings of Trabolgan Holiday Village. Other traditional acts include Ye Vagabonds, Lankum and Slow Moving Clouds.

The Sunday will also feature Blindboy Boatclub, as he hosts his chart topping podcast live, along with a few surprises. LCD Soundsystem label mate Shit Robot brings his acid house & disco sound, and award winning folk miscreants, Lankum, will make an appearance, along with the big, bold, New Orleans influenced party troupe Booka Brass.

Cork's finest purveyors of house, Fish Go Deep continue their 30th anniversary celebrations at the festival, while Roger Doyle, the pioneer of Irish electronic music, will join with writer Kevin Barry for a very special one off performance. Prepare for spaced out, post-apocalyptic prog rock from The Jimmy Cake, and ethereal soundscapes from the ever endearing Saint Sister.

Further new additions to the bill include: Stevie G, Marc O'Reilly, Bantum, Ye Vagabonds, Slow Moving Clouds, David Keenan, Fixity, Bad Bones, Céilí Allstars, Super Silly, Jus' Me, Spekulativ Fiktion, Rowan, Crevice, Shookrah, Bon Voyage, DJ Scope, John Blek, Bellyman, Landless, A Cow In The Water, Disco E Cultura, Ghostking Is Dead,  Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation.


This brings the full musical line up so far to:

Young Fathers - Andrew Weatherall - Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney - Talos - Fujiya & Miyagi - Fish Go Deep - Brian Deady - The Altered Hours - Lankum - The Blindboy Podcast - Booka Brass - Shit Robot - Roger Doyle - The Jimmy Cake - Le Boom - Oh Pep! - Donal Dineen - John Daly - Bitch Falcon - Nialler9 - Seamus Fogarty - Cian Finn - Sunday Times - Kevin Barry - Sim Simma - Saint Sister - Stevie G - Marc O'Reilly - Ye Vagabonds - Bantum - John Blek - Slow Moving Clouds - Bon Voyage - My Name Is John - David Keenan - Fixity - Céilí Allstars - Bad Bones - Shookrah - Anna Mieke - Ryan Vail - Strength NIA - Lilla Vargen - Super Silly - Jus Me - Spekulativ Fiktion - Rowan - Crevice - Ghostking Is Dead - DJ Scope -

Disco E Cultura - Bellyman - Bocs Social - A Cow In The Water - Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation

Remember, It Takes A Village is unique in that they offer 150 self-catering houses and apartments, plus 35 fully-serviced campervan sites, contained in Trabolgan Holiday Village. There is no camping in muddy fields here, your booking includes accommodation and unlimited access to the huge variety of entertainment. It’s a residents only affair for the festival weekend, with a limited amount of day tickets on Sunday. All Tier 1 tickets are now sold out, and many of the Tier 2 options have gone too. Tier 3 tickets go on sale on February 7th from There are also Payment Plan options currently on offer, whereby folks can avail of a 25% deposit on houses only, this option jumps to 50% deposit on the 1st of February however, so best get moving on those!

Stay tuned for more acts to be added next month for the 3rd and final installation with writers, poets, artists, food vendors, and all sorts of everything joining the weekender party. Full details on


It Takes A Village is brought to you by Cork entertainment mavericks The Good Room, Joe Kelly and Ed O’Leary. They are the guys behind Live At St Luke’s, Crosstown Drift and Fleischmann In The Glen at Cork Midsummer Festival, as well as many top class events and parties over the years. They never fail to create memorable experiences in unique spaces around the city and county of Cork, this will be no exception.

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