FOLLOWING the ‘small but massive’ success of a G Spot comedy stage at last year’s festival, Glasgowbury are delighted to announce its return for 2012.
Dowling, a regular face around Ireland’s comedy clubs has played everything from support slots for comedy greats including Tommy Tiernan to major Irish comedy festivals.
He may be best known however for winning Ireland’s Come Dine With Me programme with a series high score for throwing 250 custard pies at his fellow contestants.
Throughout the day, the G Spot comedy stage, run in conjunction with the team at Panicdots.com, will feature a further 7 slots filled by some fantastic new talent.
Monaghan born comedienne Niamh Marron’s exuberant style will work well as the only female acts amongst the men; her excitable style setting her out as one of Ireland’s premier female acts.
Joining them will be a couple of Glasgowbury returnees in Colin Geddis (best known for his I Am Fighter work) and Micky Bartlett.
Meanwhile the line-up is completed by Magic George, Ronan Linskey, Ryan Hand and Philip McEwan – acts judged to be showcasing their work to great effect across the country.
“Comedy is just one part of what makes a vibrant and exciting festival,” said organiser Paddy Glasgow.
“Glasgowbury aims to be the sort of event which showcases new talent across a range of arts. And the comedy scene in Ireland is a really exciting one at the moment so we’re delighted to be able to include a stage full of it,” he said.
“The massive success of last year’s stage, fuelled by the excitement from the audience, prompted us to work with the team at Panicdots.com to bring some laughs back to the mountain.”
Glasgowbury 2012 takes place across the weekend of Saturday 21st July and tickets are on sale now. Full details at www.glasgowbury.com