It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10.00am

The Good Room presents, a brand new music festival:

It Takes A Village

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April 2018
Trabolgan Holiday Village, East Cork
Weekend tickets and Sunday Day tickets on sale now from
Strictly over 21’s

Over 60 Irish and International Acts – 150 Self-Catering Houses – 1000 Residents

Ever fancied being at a festival, hidden away from the world, in a secluded setting on the edge of the Atlantic… with a roof over your head? There’s something happening in Cork that will change the way people think about festivals in Ireland. From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of April, It Takes A Village drops itself on to the landscape in the idyllic and pastoral surroundings of Trabolgan, East Cork.

It Takes A Village is unique in that they offer 150 self-catering houses and apartments, plus 35 fully-serviced campervan sites, contained in Trabolgan Holiday Village. There’s no camping in muddy fields here! Your booking includes accommodation and unlimited access to the huge variety of entertainment. It’s a residents only affair for the festival weekend, with a limited amount of Sunday Day tickets available. This event is strictly over 21’s.

The line-up features a huge range of Irish and International talent:

Young Fathers - Andrew Weatherall - Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney - Talos – Fujiya & Miyagi - Fish Go Deep - Brian Deady - The Altered Hours - Lankum - The Blindboy Podcast - Booka Brass - Shit Robot - Roger Doyle - The Jimmy Cake - Le Boom - Oh Pep! - Donal Dineen - John Daly - Bitch Falcon - Nialler9 - Seamus Fogarty - Cian Finn - Sunday Times - Kevin Barry - Sim Simma - Saint Sister - Stevie G - Marc O'Reilly - Ye Vagabonds - Bantum - John Blek - Slow Moving Clouds - Bon Voyage - My Name Is John - David Keenan - Fixity - Céilí Allstars - Bad Bones - Shookrah - Anna Mieke - Ryan Vail - Strength NIA - Lilla Vargen - Super Silly - Jus Me - Spekulativ Fiktion - Rowan - Crevice - Ghostking Is Dead - DJ Scope - Disco E Cultura - Bellyman - Bocs Social - A Cow In The Water - Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation, and more to be announced!

The village will feature three main venues, as well as a multitude of pop-up stages all over the 120 acre site. The swimming pool, with its wavemaker, slide, hot tub, and balmy conditions will host some steamy tropical party tunes from supreme DJs, with some amazing aquatic audio and synchronized sounds. All leisure activities at Trabolgan like go-karting, archery, 5-a-side soccer, zip line, climbing walls, crazy golf ,and par 3 golf, will operate during the daytime over the weekend. If that isn’t enough, the festival will also host some talks and walks around the Roches Point and Trabolgan area for those interested in a bit of history and a stroll.

Expect big sound, killer lighting and top live performances. Wordsmiths, MC’s, raconteurs and poets will be dropping rhymes and reason; art installations will colour the surroundings, great food will be brought to you by some savage stalls and food trucks from only the finest local producers. It Takes A Village will be a home away from home with a musical soundtrack covering a broad palette of tastes. It’s a place to make new friends whilst having modern conveniences, comfort, and never being more than two minutes walk from your new home!

Stay tuned for more acts to be added for the 3rd and final installation with writers, poets, artists, food vendors, and all sorts of everything joining the weekender party. Full details on

It Takes A Village is brought to you by Cork entertainment mavericks The Good Room, Joe Kelly and Ed O’Leary. They are the guys behind Live At St Luke’s, Crosstown Drift and Fleischmann In The Glen at Cork Midsummer Festival, as well as many top class events and parties over the years. They never fail to create memorable experiences in unique spaces around the city and county of Cork, this will be no exception.
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Published on 22 February 2018

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