Glasgowbury expand to two day event

Draperstown event offers two days for the price of one!

GLASGOWBURY have announced their decision to expand the annual new music festival to a two-day event in 2013.

Northern Ireland’s Best Festival will link with the City of Culture in 2013 to include an exciting Derry showcase on Friday 19th July before staging the best of the rest on Saturday 20th July.

The ‘small but massive’ event has provided a platform for some of the best in new and emerging homegrown talent from throughout Ireland since it started over 13 years ago; most recently welcoming Therapy?, The Japanese Popstars, Fighting With Wire and over 50 others to the 2012 edition of the festival.

And, in an exciting twist, the Mid-Ulster group have also announced that tickets will be frozen at 2012 prices – which means that you get two days for the price of one.

“We understand that times are financially difficult for some people and we want to make the festival an event that everyone can afford to attend,” said organiser Paddy Glasgow.

A festival and camping ticket at £45 will now include two days of entertainment while a festival only ticket permits entry to the event on Saturday as normal.

“We’re excited to be growing the festival to offer an extra day’s entertainment and to be working with Derry as the City Of Culture to make it a reality,” Paddy added.

The line-up has yet to be announced for next year’s celebration but is expected to include some of the best new and established talent.

“Plans for next year’s festival are beginning to take shape already and we have some exciting ideas that we’re working on so watch this space.”

Glasgowbury 2013 will return to its Eagle’s Rock home across the weekend of July 19th – 21st.

Tickets for Glasgowbury 2013 will go on sale next week from and the annual submissions period will open later in November to offer artists the opportunity to submit for consideration for the festival.

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