Although it only ran from 1997 to 1999, the Liss Ard festival attracted such names as Pulp, Will Oldham, Tindersticks, Nick Cave, Lou Reed and Patti Smith. Now the event is returning to Skibereen in West Cork on 4th and 5th August with an equally impressive line-up. Announced so far are Chic, Toots & The Maytals, Mick Flannery, Lisa Hannigan, Paul Buchanan, Bob Mould (pictured), The Macrae Sisters, Roy Harper, Interference, West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Tieranniesaur and Rhob Cunningham. In addition to the music end of things, there will also be a food and literary festival as part of the event.
Tickets are on sale now at early bird prices of weekend camping €69.50, weekend no camping €U50.50, day €30.50.