Ireland’s Best Small Festival Stendhal Festival of Art back for 2016

Stendhal Festival of Art, winner of Ireland’s Best Small Festival 2013, 2014 and 2015, has revealed the musical delights in store for all the guests visiting Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, this August 12 and 13.

The all-encompassing arts extravaganza has announced that this year there will be five headline acts for revellers to enjoy, along with over forty other musical offerings, art, craft, comedy, poetry and a bounty of all things creative.


Northern Irish Alternative rock legends Therapy?, International DJ Sensation DJ Yoda, the hottest new act in folk, Lynched, Bluegrass festival juggernaut Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize winning Badly Drawn Boy are all scheduled to light up the stage at Stendhal this year.

On top of that stellar cast, the festival will also be showcasing the sensational talents of the finest Northern Irish acts plying their trade today. The Bonnevilles, The Emerald Armada, Ports, Ryan Vail, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas, The Woodburning Savages, Joshua Burnside, Lore and Jessica Doherty are all can’t miss acts. Add to that The Pat McManus Band, Connla, Chirs Madden, Sons of Burlap, Andy the Doorbum and Emma Lusby and the surface has barely been scratched.

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With more acts to be announced, plus the family line-up, comedy and poetry line-up to come, there is still plenty more to come for guests at the festival this year.

Festival Director Ross Parkhill said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming so many fantastic acts to Ballymully Cottage Farm again this August. “From Legendary Irish acts to emerging ones, bands who have festival experience the world over to a Mercury Prize Winner, we believe that this year’s line-up is the strongest we have ever assembled.”

He added: “We strive to have as much variety in our acts as humanly possible, tick as many boxes as we can for fans of all genres and we once again will have something for everyone at Stendhal this summer. “We will be announcing the second wave of acts, along with our comedy, poetry, theatre, art and family programmes very soon, so watch this space for much more to come.”

Tickets to the event will be on sale next week via stendhalfestival.com, Ticketmaster and a host of local outlets. For more information visit the festival’s social media channels and website.