Townlands Carnival is returning to the picturesque grounds of the old Rusheen Farm Estate, near Macroom, Co. Cork, for July 21-23, 2017. Early Bird tickets will go on sale midday tomorrow, Thursday December 8, priced at €95 (+ €4.50 booking fee) for a three-day camping ticket.

Set within the walled gardens of Rusheen Farm – with its ancient woodlands, valleys, miles of walks and lakes – Townlands Carnival is a unique three-day music festival with a focus on diverse performance and stunning visual arts. Showcasing performers of myriad persuasions and disciplines from both Ireland and abroad, Townlands Carnival is enveloped in a bespoke-built full scale village, with interesting stages and performance platforms waiting to be discovered behind each façade.

Now in its third year, Townlands Carnival has become synomous with the exploration of cross genre acts and multimedia. 2017’s music bill is again guaranteed to be eclectic, lively and uplifting; celebrating up-and-coming acts alongside established international performers from all musical persuasions. Music is only part of what Townlands Carnival is all about however, with a firm focus on all of the elements it takes to bring a great Carnival to life!

Townlands Carnival is also a family event with an amazing children’s area, providing professional staff, entertainers, circus skills and making workshops – a barrage of top activities to encourage the younger ones amongst us into the carnival spirit. Townlands Carnival will soon be accepting applications from Musicians and Artists interested in being part of the 2017 event through a submissions page on the festival website.

“Our vision was to create not only a feast of the senses, but one that was immersive and participatory,” says Festival Organiser, Sam Beshoff. “To this end we designed an ever-changing magical pop-up environment, populated with fantastical creations and characters. Each of our venues is designed like a film set and themed according to the style of the venue, so that our main arena becomes a wild and wonderful townscape.” First announcement on Townlands Carnival 2017 line-up in the coming weeks.

Early bird tickets at €95 (+ €4.50 booking fee) are on sale from 12pm Thursday December 8. THe first wave of acts are expected to be revealed soon. Follow Townlands Carnival at


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