You can catch them this weekend at the Free Fringe Festival.
First timers Fortnight in Florida have high hopes for the Free Fringe Fest and we know they won't be disappointed. This downtempo, electro-pop act perform catchy tracks with a chilled out vibe but also promise a beat to dance to. They're looking forward to performing for our audiences and meeting the locals. Naming Celtic Blondes as ones to watch, they're also going to make the most of the intimacy of the festival and seeing as many acts as possible.
You can catch them this weekend at the Free Fringe Festival.
The Paperboys were a huge hit at Free Fringe 2017 and we’re looking forward to their return just as much as they are. This rock trio have an emphasis on punk and promise a youthful energy that will get you on your feet (we need some of that!). During their Fringe debut they made many new friends and reckon this, combined with the great atmosphere, is what makes Free Fringe the best festival in the country. We highly recommend catching The Paperboys!
The Paperboys play on Friday at 8pm in The Round Pen and at 10:15pm in Bluestacks Jam Club stage.
MUSTAFA Saed may be Northern Ireland's best Muslim comedian. Having performed all over the world with his unique brand of silly satire he always puts the ha into Jihad.
We’re looking forward to getting a few laughs with Mustafa on Friday at Free Fringe. ..
London Indie rock duo Iceberg will bring their ambience to Free Fringe Festival this weekend.
Having toured the world for the past four years, they've played festivals to crowds of a thousand in Europe and the US. Their popularity continues to grow and they've had songs chart in the top 20 and had write ups in Huffington Post. We're looking forward to their groove, bending harmonies and luscious ambience to the Free Fringe. Check them out at Icebergmusicuk.com.
See them play first on Friday at 8.20pm on The Bluestacks Jam Club Stage.
Brother duo Hugh and Ciaran Finn return to the Fringe following some stellar performances last year. The indie/folk rock act promise you’ll walk away from their gig happy whether you choose to dance or chill to their music. They’re looking forward to playing their music and also chilling with a few beers enjoying the other acts. They’re hooked on the magic of the woods, feeling it’s a special place with cool vibes. Having released their second single ‘My Home Town’ on cassette tape this year (how cool), The Finns know how the little details make things stand out. They site the little things as the best part of Fringe, saying “It’s not just pitching tents and away ya go, there’s love put in to it.” We’re all about the love and looking forward to The Finns debut album release this coming August.
The Finns will play two gigs on Saturday on the Forest Stage and the Narnia Stage and two gigs on Sunday in The Round Pen and the Bluestacks Jam Club Stage.
Celtic Pop folk foursome, Billow Wood, will make their debut appearance at the Free Fringe this year. They will bring their unique sound to the festival which is not to be missed. Featuring part male and part female infused harmonies with pop, folk and indie influences fused with traditional acoustic instruments like harp, bodhran, fiddle, guitar and accordion, this act is sure to take the audience’s breath away. They love the FREE in Fringe, while it still brings all the elements of a major festival with music, art, dance, laughing, camping and freedom. It’s the beauty in the freedom that makes it so special. The inclusion of up and coming acts is something else noted by Billow Wood as the best thing about the festival as it gives artists a stage in front of an open and enthusiastic audience. That’s what we’re all about.
Billow Wood will play both The Round Pen and the Forest Stage on Friday 20th July. Don't miss them!
Four piece rock act D-Day are delighted to return to Free Fringe Festival. Fellow Pure M award winners, D-Day won ‘Best Irish Act’ in 2017 (we of course won Best Festival 2017 in case you needed a reminder). They will bring power and passion to their performance. They love the community feel of the Fringe and how everyone works so well together. As such, they’re really looking forward to getting to know everyone and catching a wide variety of acts. If melodic solos, catchy riffs and really high energy is your thing, make sure to catch D-Day...and if it’s not your thing, there will be lots other options at the Free Fringe but we highly recommend you give these guys a shot... We love them!
D-Day will play Saturday in The Round Pen and on Sunday they close the festival with a bang on the Forest Stage.
Edwin Pope AKA Mutant Vinyl will be popping his Free Fringe cherry at this year’s festival, he is very enthusiastic to connect with and captivate the crowds. A fusion of dub reggae effects, funky guitars, hip-hop drums and nu-jazz saxophone, he is sure to bring an eclectic performance to the stage. Having only visited and played in Dublin, he is very much looking forward to exploring rural Ireland (though we’re not sure he knows what he’s letting themselves in for!). Praising Free Fringe for taking creative risks, Mutant Vinyl said it’s very exciting to be part of.
Mutant Vinyl will perform on both the Forest Stage and the Main Stage on Friday 20th July, be sure to catch him, we guarantee a unique and exciting performance and some awesome tunes… the force is strong with this one!!
Chris Madden and The Lucky Ducks first appeared at Free Fringe in 2015. Returning for a second year, they will bring their Amerciana sound to the festival and are looking forward to new people catching their act. Chris Madden and The Lucky Ducks are ones to catch at the festival as their approach to music and showmanship is authentic. The audience is sure to be swept up by their raw country rock which has been described as “unapologetically raucous”. We cannot wait for that. They are once again looking forward to enjoying the homegrown feel of the Fringe and recommend people see Dean Maywood and Pearl Natasha (and Chris Madden and the Lucky Ducks of course).
Keep an eye out for Chris Madden and The Lucky Ducks on the Main Stage on Sunday Night 22nd July.
Fame is everything nowadays. We're slaves of the desire of 'being someone', we lack our own identity.
Every action we make is to claim the attention of the cameras and the coveted immortality that comes with them.
But what are we actually ready to do for all this? What sacrifices are we ready to make? Will fame and success actually grant us immortality? Or do we need something more? And once we finally reached notoriety, can we go back? Become a human being once again and not just a “product” for the masses?
These questions serve as a framework for “A Beautiful Day Forever” by Redsand Theatre. So we found ourselves in the cockpit of a plane; empty but just for one person, Tender. He makes his intentions straight away: he's riding this plane until the fuel runs out, in a sort of crazy run towards the abyss. But before the inevitable end he wants to tell his story, confess to the black box (“That is actually orange”) how he got there. So he puts on his last autobiographical variety show narrating everything: from his humble beginnings in the community of his church, to his days as an famous and celebrated TV messiah. Finally he quits the role of actor/director and takes up one of spectator, enjoying the striking, apocalyptic finale of his life.
Catch 'A Beautiful Day Forever' each night of this years Free Fringe Festival on the Narnia Stage in the woods at Drumcoura City from 9pm to 10pm.
The Free Fringe Festival Team