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Indiependence Festival

WHERE: Deer Park, Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland
WHEN: 31st July - 2nd August
COST: Click the link below for full ticket details
TICKETS: Click here to buy tickets

Line Up

Basement Jaxx
The Dandy Warhols

Grant Nicholas
The Original Rudeboys
The Young Folk
Foy Vance
Ham Sandwich
Admiral Fallow
Mark Lanegan Band
Gavin James
All Tvvins
The Academic    
Slow Motion Heroes
Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin
The Vincent(S)
The Whereabouts
State Lights
Chris Haze
Axis Of
Dolomite Minor
Cry Monster Cry
All The Luck In The World
Half Of Me
Bel Canto Choir
The Klares
Stomptown Brass
Amazing Apples
Crow Black Chicken
Elastic Sleep
The North Sea
The Flaws
Wyvern Lingo
Little Hours
Orla Gartland
Mind Riot    

Festival Info

Indiependence is an annual Irish indie-rock music festival, that usually takes place at or near Mitchelstown in County Cork. Indiependence is one of the "little two" music festivals in Ireland, sharing many of its acts with Castlepalooza which is held on the same weekend in Tullamore, County Offaly. Nevertheless, it is billed as the largest event of its kind in the south of Ireland.

Most of the acts are Irish but foreign acts have performed as well, such as White Lies, Super Furry Animals, Ocean Colour Scene and The Proclaimers. The organiser claims that, after Oxegen and Electric Picnic, it is the biggest festival in Ireland and that there is no festival of this size in either Ireland or the UK that has a similar calibre of acts.

In its early incarnation, the festival was billed as Ireland's only free independent music festival. However, the festival disposed of its free status in 2009 by charging for entry. The festival was sponsored by Guinness and Cork's Red FM up until 2007 with Bavaria taking over a main sponsor in 2008. Red Bull joined as sponsor in 2009.

Indiependence Festival Line Up - 2012
2manydj’s, The Coronas, Feeder, British Sea Power, Maverick Sabre, The Japanese Popstars, Beardyman, Scroobius Pip, Delorentos, Bressie, Jape, Fish Go Deep, The Minutes, The Frank & Walters, Royseven, Ham Sandwich, We Cut Corners, Foals (DJ Set), Torann Drums, This Club, The Pale, Bitches With Wolves, The Kanyu Tree, Horse Meat Disco, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, BigDishGo, The Original Rudeboys and more

How to get there

By Car
Mitchelstown is located just off the M8 Motorway between Cork and Dublin. It is approximately 50km from Cork (40 Mins) and 200km from Dublin (2 Hrs), these are of course traffic dependent getting from your front door!

From Dublin – Follow the M7 out of Dublin southbound. Once through the toll plaza, travel for 4km and take the slip road for Cork. Follow this for approximately one hour until you see the first sign for Mitchelstown. Take this exit. Turn right at the first roundabout crossing back over the motorway, straight through the second and left at the third signposted Mitchelstown. Continue on this road for 3km and you will see the INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival Site on your right hand side. You will need to pass the site to the roundabout to turn and enter the site without crossing the line of traffic. Simple

From Cork – Follow the M8 northbound from Cork City. Head through the toll plaza. It should take you approximately twenty minutes from the toll plaza to the Mitchelstown exit (If you miss it, take the next one and follow the Dublin instructions from the exit above). At the top of the slip road, continue straight through the roundabout signposted Mitchelstown. Continue on this road (Its a 60km zone with a speed camera so slow down!) until you reach the next roundabout, again, straight through signposted Mitchelstown. This will take you down the main street of the town. Continue straight through the town until you come to a roundabout on the far side, take the third exit, signposted Dublin and the INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival site is on your left hand side.

From Galway – We’ll assume you can get to Limerick so from the ring road / motorway having passed through the tunnel, follow the signs for Waterford. Once you come off the motorway, continue to follow the signs for Waterford onto the national road. Travel for 5-8 minutes along this road and you will see a right turn signposted Mitchelstown. You continue on this road through the towns of Caherconlish, Hospital, Knocklong and Ballylanders. After Ballylanders, you are 12-15 minutes from Mitchelstown. As you approach the town, you will come to a roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Dublin and the INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival site is on your left hand side. Travel time from Limerick is about 50 Minutes.

From Waterford – This is not the best road in the world! From Waterford, follow the signs for Dungarvan, upon entering Dungarvan, follow signs for Lismore. Just before entering Lismore, there is a right turn signposted Fermoy / Ballyduff. Take this right turn and follow the road for approximately 20 minutes (its a bad road – slow down!) until you see a right turn signposted Kilworth. Take this right turn and follow through Kilworth until you reach a T Junction. Take the right turn here signposted Mitchelstown. When you reach the motorway roundabout, follow the directions From Cork above from this point.

By Bus
Aircoach operate a good service to Mitchelstown on the Cork-Dublin route / Bus Eireann operate various services to Mitchelstown on the Cork-Dublin and other routes

Both companies drop off in the Square in the centre of Mitchelstown. It is a 15 minute walk from here to the festival site or you can grab one of many taxi’s that will be available abd should cost you no more than €5

By Plane
Our runway is currently under construction but Mitchelstown is easily accessed from any of Cork (45 Mins), Dublin (2.5 Hrs) or Shannon (90 Mins) Airports.

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