The N4 looks sure to be busy with a convoy of singer songwriters, band vans and estate cars bursting with backline kit. Opening the Main Stage on Friday evening at 6.45pm are Ojo. Multi instrumentalists with a repertoire of exotic, spellbinding performances creating their own purple haze. Ojo also play at 6pm on the Forest Stage on the Saturday and Sunday on the Yard Stage at 2.20pm. Dublin based lads The Finns also take the Main Stage on Friday at 7.45pm. A trad-folk duo who will charm you around “Lambay“ and serenade you with “My Home Town”. You can also catch The Finns on our yard stage at 11.25pm on the Friday and kicking off Saturday on the Forest Stage at 12.35pm. Expect banjos, mandolins guitars and great craic. Luke Clerkin travels from Tallaght to Drumcoura. Just him, his hat, and his guitar. A songbook crafted through good times and bad, Luke’s integrity as a singer is unquestionable. He has a few belters in his book and boy he can hold a tune. Watch out for “Stones”, his recent single. Catch him on the Bluestacks Jam Club stage on Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 11.10pm on the Yard Stage and twice on Sunday at 11.45am on the Yard Stage and 1.40pm on the Forest Stage.
Kildare gang Popgun Warfare bring their full ensemble to the Main Stage on Friday night at 10.45pm. A polished set of indie rock/reggae laced with clever hooks and harmonies will have the crowd well warmed up before Youth Mass unleash themselves on Drumcoura City. Make sure to peg your tent down well because Youth Mass are likely to lift the roof off everything in a five-mile radius. Their juggernaut guitar driven tunes, layered with clever percussion, thundering drums and quaint lyrical observations never fail to impress. Don’t be late to the Main Stage at 11.45pm.
If you need a bit of down time make sure to visit the Forest Stage on Sunday. Relax and unwind with Dublin trio Pine The Pilcrow. Their delicate cinematic songs will have you swooning under the Sunday sky at 2.40pm on our Forest Stage. Longford lad Sean Rooney has the world at his feet right now. His versatile vocals take him from an indie kid right through to sway, soul, and pop. His repertoire ranges from smooth lullabies to rock tinged pop. Don’t miss soulful Sean on Saturday at 3.40pm on the Forest Stage, 9pm on the Bluestacks Jam Club stage and on Sunday at 2.40pm on our Main Stage.
You can check out our full schedules at http://www.freefringefest.com/schedules-2017.html