Having nailed their colours to the mast with a first wave of announcements that includes soul legends Sister Sledge, UK electronic icon Neil Barnes (Leftfield) for a special DJ set, Waterford festival favourites King Kong Company and Kila, Townlands Carnival continues its commitment to supporting local music with the announcement of both its Rising Sons Stage.

Both a stage at Townlands Carnival in July and a county-wide Battle of the Bands, with seven heats during May and June. Working with Rising Sons craft brewery, a proud product of Cork city, the initiative sees an eclectic array of the best and brightest in Leeside music spotlighted over the course of the summer. Across six different dates throughout May and June, music venues and pubs around the county will get a flavour of the Townlands Carnival experience, as the Rising Sons TLC ’18 Battle of the Bands comes to Fermoy, Youghal, Skibbereen, Macroom and Mallow, as well as Cork and Limerick cities. Bands, artists and producers of all kinds of original material are welcome to apply for a spot on the billing, with regional heats leading to a final in Cork’s esteemed Poor Relation bar and music venue. The winner not only takes home a slot at TLC18 itself, but a full day of recording in Co. Cork’s Whitewell Studios, a world-class facility in the heart of the county.

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2018 Festival Tickets on Sale Now

TLC / 20-22 July 2018


+ Booking Fee
Tier 3 prices expire:
30th June 2018


Thursday 17th May – Pharmacia, Limerick City
Friday 18th May – The Poor Relation, Cork
Friday 18th May – Cheers Bar, Fermoy
Friday 25th May – The Tanyard, Skibbereen
Sunday 27th May – Ocanas, Mallow, Co. Cork
Friday 1st June – JC Murphy’s, Macroom


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Townlands Carnival / 20-22 July 2018
Tier 3 Tickets: €125

+ Booking Fee. Includes Camping. Tier 3 prices expire: 30th June 2018
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