Stellar line up: Final acts are announced for Stendhal 2022

The multi-award-winning Stendhal festival has announced the third and final raft of musical performers set to take to the stages at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, from June 30 to July 2.

By David Rankin
Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 10:09 am

The final 19 acts bring the total number of musical performers at this year’s festival to 66 and these new acts will join the likes of Sister Sledge, Villagers, Simon and Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene, Hayseed Dixie, Lisa McHugh and loads more in a stellar and varied line-up.

Just announced are Bronagh Gallagher, who will headline the Thursday night, DJ Yoda, Scratch Perverts, Here Come The Landed Gentry, The Streetwise Samba Band, The Unholy Gospel Choir, NI Opera, Hyfin, Louise Da Costa, Big Jelly, Rory Nellis, Emet, Will Softly, Weston Loney, Dowry Strings, Heart Shaped, Molly Hogg, Jude Dude and Cartin.

Festival director Ross Parkhill says he is delighted at the exciting and eclectic line-up for the 12th edition of Stendhal.

DJ Yoda

“The line-up has come together really well this year,” he said. “We obviously have a huge, globally known headline act in Sister Sledge, who will no doubt put on a show to remember, we have A headliner in Villagers who are very different but have cultivated a stellar catalogue of music and amassed a great following and Bronagh Gallagher headlining the Thursday means that we will kick the event off in a very classy fashion.”

Ross adds: “The headline support acts are all incredible as well. Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene will essentially be doing an unplugged Ocean Colour Scene greatest hits set which, as anyone who knows Ocean Colour Scene, knows will be amazing.

“DJ Yoda is one of our favourite DJs ever, always innovating and igniting any crowd he performs for, Hayseed Dixie are singalong festival favourites all over the world, Lisa McHugh is the biggest female country music star around and Scratch Perverts are another DJ act that will have the farm absolutely bouncing.

“On top of that Stendhal, as always, is the largest festival platform for indigenous Northern Irish acts and performers like Ciaran Lavery, The Woodburning Savages and Cherym, will once again show why we consider Northern Irish talent as good if not better than anywhere else in the UK and Ireland.”

Bronagh Gallagher, who will headline the Thursday night

With the cost of living skyrocketing, Ross says Stendhal has taken this on board this year in their pricing structure for the festival.

“We have always stood by our core ideal that Stendhal will always be a phenomenal value for money proposition and this year we doubled down on that by being pretty much the only company on the planet that has reduced prices for this year’s event.

“We understand that times are tough for people out there but we also believe in the intrinsic value of the arts and the value of people being able to engage and enjoy them. For that reason, our ticket prices this year are cheaper than they were in 2018.”

For ticket information visit www.stendhalfestival.com

Here Comes the Landed Gentry
Molly Hogg