Having already announced a stellar cast of musical acts for the seventh instalment of Stendhal Festival, organisers have announced a second wave of acts who are set to join the likes of Ash, Sharon Shannon, Ciaran Lavery and dozens more.
Headlining proceedings on Saturday, August 12 will be The Magic Numbers, a band who quickly won the affection of critics and audiences with their Mercury nominated, top ten, double platinum, self-titled debut in 2005.
They honed and refined their guitar and harmony sound on Those The Brokes (2006) before widening out with a more piano and studio based set on 2010’s The Runaway.
With their sunshine harmonies and commitment to delighting audiences, The Magic Numbers have gained a reputation as purveyors of very upbeat pop rock and are a perfect way to close proceedings on Stendhal for another year.
Stendhal is also very proud to announce A Set for Stevie, a tribute to Stevie Martin.
Organsiers have collaborated with a host of local artists, who all had a connection with, and love and respect for, Stevie Martin, who sadly passed away last year.
Keeping her country this year will be one of Ireland’s brightest country music stars, Lisa McHugh. With thousands of fans and many awards to her name, Lisa has released 6 albums so far and her latest studio release “#Country” shot straight into the top 10 in The Irish Charts reaching number 3.
Lisa continues to capture peoples’ hearts all over the country with her charisma, charm and of course her unbelievable talent on-stage.
For the first time ever Stendhal is teaming up with the legen-Derry Celtronic Festival to bring the beats to the farm this summer. Celtronic will present both Phil Kieran and Deep Fried Funk.
The Oh Yeah Centre are celebrating their tenth year in 2017 and are coming back to Stendhal to showcase some of the brightest new Northern Irish talent. This year their Showcase consists of Owen Denvir, Larks, The Over The Hill Collective, Brand New Friend, Girls Rock School and Emer Maguire.
The Nerve Centre is also back with its annual residence showcasing the talents of brand spanking news bands formed over the course of the centres summer projects which include; Music Hothouse, GSWM, Pulse, Tuned In and Camp Rock.
Festival organiser Ross Parkhill said: “It is shaping up to be a really, really good year at the farm. Tickets are flying out and we are on target to make this this biggest Stendhal ever, again.” www.stendhalfestival.com