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Stendhal Festival announces Damien Dempsey and more for 2019

Talos is among the latest wave of musical acts announced for Stendhal 2019

THE Stendhal Festival has announced a further list of acts that will be appearing at the ninth annual instalment of the multi-award winning music and arts festival.

Damien Dempsey, Talos, Kila, Ciaran Lavery, Cormac Neeson, Lisa O'Neil, Jordan Adetunji, New Pagans, Pocket Billiards, Kitt Philippa, The Irish Video Game Orchestra, Lore, Blackwater Conspiracy, Sister Ghost, NI Opera, Limavady Big Band, Reevah, The String Ninjas, Joel Harkin, Charity Shop Vinyl, Warriors of the Dystotheque and Afekt will be joining a line-up that already includes Basement Jaxx and Hothouse Flowers at Ballymully Cottage Farm in Limavady from August 15 to 17.

Stendhal Festival director Ross Parkhill said the line-up reflected the amazing talent we have in Ireland and that he was thrilled with how it was shaping up thus far.

"This is easily one of the strongest line-ups we have ever been able to showcase at Stendhal," he said. "This year's line-up is a fantastic mix of the familiar and the new, which as usual covers a multitude of genres and we are confident that it will make this year's Stendhal the biggest and best one to date.

"That said, we have really only got started on the programming announcements. We will be announcing our Thursday night headliner at the start of June along with the final musical acts, we still have our comedy headliners to announce and our family programme will be revealed very soon, along with a plethora of non-music programming which is always a massive part of the Stendhal experience.

"We can't wait to welcome everyone to the farm in August to see all these amazing artists take to the stage and I'd like to thank them all for being a part of Stendhal this year."

Ross also added his thanks to the organisations that continue to support Stendhal with funding so that the event can continue to grow.

"Huge thanks to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, TourismNorthern Ireland and Help Musicians NI," he said.

The acts previously announced for this year's festival are; Basement Jaxx, Hothouse Flowers, David Keenan, Roe, Mary Coughlan, Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra, Hunkpapa, Malojian, Amy Montgomery, Sugarwolf, Cherym, Gemma Bradley, The Swingtime Starlets, Cooks But We're Chefs, People That Listen to The Sky, Blackbird & Crow, Marty Mone, Son of The Hound, The Lost Brothers, Transpacifica, Blxxd, Stone Jets, Sick Love, I Am Muir, Atticus, Bouts, Mob Wife and Molly Hogg.

:: Stendhal Festival, August 15 to 17, Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady. For more information visit Stendhalfestival.com

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