Attention nostalgia fans, a new music festival in Kildare is turning the clock back
And it's in aid of a great cause, too.
Time to party like it's 1986 all over again.
Or 1985, or 1989, whichever. The important thing is that it's retro, okay?
Anyway, what do The Human League, Level 42, Kim Wilde, T'Pau and Bucks Fizz have in common?
That's right, they're all going to Kildare next year.
That and being touchstones for music fans of a certain vintage the world over.
But yes, Kildare. It's happening. Brand new bash Forever Young Festival is coming soon to bring you back to a simpler time when synths, big hair and shoulder pads ruled the world.
I guess those things are all back in nowadays, to be fair.
Still, the new festival offers a knowing throwback to an era when Top of the Pops was unmissable and hugely influential television.
Taking place from 5 - 7 July 2019 on the grounds of the Palmerstown House estate in Naas, Forever Young currently boasts the following bill:
- The Human League
- Level 42
- Kim Wilde
- Midge Ure
- Marc Almond
- Hothouse Flowers
- Cry Before Dawn
- Big Country
- The Fizz (It's essentially Bucks Fizz, following some legal trouble)
- From The Jam
- China Crisis
- Hazel O'Connor
- Leee John (Imagination)
- Katrina (& The Waves)
- The Christians
- Dr and the Medics
With more acts to be announced, that's a pretty decent start for this kind of thing.
Early bird tickets are on sale right now at this link, on the following tiers:
Weekend Tickets (Friday – Sunday):
Early Bird €112 • Tier 2 €177 • Tier 3 €197
Day Tickets (Saturday or Sunday):
Early Bird €95 • Tier 2 €107 • Tier 3 €125
The festival is all in aid of a great cause, too, as it looks to launch a new charity by the name of Animal Welfare Ireland.
Forever Young Festival will raise money for the new initiative, aiming to set up new veterinary treatment centres across Ireland in a bid to help animals in crisis.
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