Hot showers, a beauty salon and 100 acts at music festival

AN on-site beauty salon, cinema and hot showers are just some of the things thousands of festival-goers descending on Mitchelstown, Co Cork, can expect this weekend.

The three-day music festival is also expected to provide a major boost to the local economy with almost every hotel room in the area booked out.

It is estimated around €2 million will be spent in the area this weekend as the award-winning Indiependence Festival kicks off tomorrow.

About 5,000 people expected to descend upon the north Cork town to see some of the 100 acts taking to five stages.

On Saturday a fancy dress will be held while music acts include Editors, The Coronas, Therapy, Gemma Hayes and Ash.

“Everyone is encouraged to put on their glad rags and join the rest of the festival goers in dressing up for what is shaping up to be a great day of music. Don’t worry about ruining your costume, the weather forecast is looking good and Indiependence would like to see everyone enjoying themselves.

“There were some serious contenders at last year so are expecting people to up their game for this year’s fancy dress,” said one of the festival organisers.

“Indiependence have a fantastic set up this year with the onsite beauty salon as well as hot showers,” she added.

The campsite is furnished with a campsite cinema, campsite DJ, beauty salon, juice bar, boutique camping area and dining area. There will also be a comedy stage at the event, which acts such as the Savage Eye’s David McSavage as well as Fred Cooke and Joe Rooney.

Three night weekend camping tickets cost €99 with different deals going as low as €59 for two days.

Organisers have made some low cost day tickets available on and depending on sales will be available at the ticket office on the weekend. These are for Saturday or Sunday only and are priced at €40.

This is the third year of the festival and it is one of the biggest events of its kind in Munster.

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