Life of a Festival Volunteer: Another Love Story

After the colorful performance of the Guerilla Aerialists, a group of performers reminiscent of old school travelling troupes, the crowd, gathered behind the manor house, dispersed. But in the distance, on the far side of the house, music waxed from the “The Cosmic Caravan,” a remix of Talking Head’s “This Must Be The Place,” drawing the people together, instilling a bout of fever.

Dance fever.

With the sun shining, brightly, but slowly waning, giving way to dusk, the festival-goers, some masked with vibrant facepaint, others in elaborate dress, became entranced by the beat.

And so they danced.

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Music Under the Irish Sun: 13 Festivals for Summer Craic

There’s something magical about walking around a sea of people, under the summer sun (fingers crossed), surrounded by chatter and laughter. Ice cream and beer. Tents and stars. Music. Music. Music.

Luckily, festivals are aplenty in Ireland.

At this point in the spring, most of the summer festivals have finalized their lineups. Recently, Electric Picnic, one of the biggest music festivals in Ireland, announced their lineup featuring the recently reunited Outkast. Big news!

Longitude is looking to make a splash in South Dublin again as it enters its second year. And, after a subpar showing in 2013, the future of Oxegen is currently unknown. No worries though! There are various other festivals that will suit anyone’s needs from surf parties on the beach to weekends packed with independent and local artists.


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