Wealth of local and international talent

Reggae pioneer Macka B will perform
Reggae pioneer Macka B will perform

Donovan, Kerbdog, DJ Format, reggae and dancehall pioneer Macka B and Rainy Boy Sleep are just some of the musical acts confirmed to perform at this summer’s Stendhal Festival of Art, set to take place at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady on August 7 and 8.

Also appearing will be Dublin singer/songwriter Declan O’Rourke, who is similar in sound to earnest folk acts such as Damien Rice and Gemma Hayes. Kormac’s Big Band also joins the bill with DJ Kormac presiding over a mix of live electronics, turntables, drums, bass, vocals, trumpet, trombone, tuba, guitar and live visuals.

Scottish indie rock act Fatherson, who released their debut album I Am An Island in 2014, will perform their immediately singable choruses while harpist Ursula Burns, rockers Making Monsters, roots artist Dylan Walshe and traditional Zimbabwean folk band Afresh also join the line-up. Co Down soprano Maria McGrann, the bluesy Hardchargers, Cavan rockers The Whereabouts and Limavady locals Exit Pursued By Bear, jazz act the Eunan McLaughin Quartet, Londonderry prog-rock punk act Axecatcher and funk, soul and blues group Apartment B will also perform in what promises to be a hugely varied showcase of local and international musical talent.

This year Stendhal continues to work with local music organisations and welcomes Belfast’s Oh Yeah centre to the farm for the first time.

Oh Yeah will join with the Nerve Centre to take over the new Keady Corner Stage for the duration of the festival, showcasing some of the best emerging musical acts in Northern Ireland.

Scheduled to play as part of the Scratch My Progress programme are Hot Cops, R51, Sister Ghost, Serotonin, Shadow Police, Ed Butler and more yet to be announced.

Visit www.stendhalfestival.com/ for more information.