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Dundalk's Oriel Park on the ball for festival.


The stadium of top football club Dundalk FC will play host to its first big music festival next weekend.

Oriel Park is set for a star-packed one day fest on Saturday, July 6, with standout performers including rock hunk Bressie, reggae legend Natty Wailer, the Original Rude Boys, and techno favourites Le Galaxie.

The 'Oriel Live' festival will in total feature more than 25 Irish and international acts spread over three stages.

Bressie will headline the Main Stage, preceded by shows by Bob Marley's ex keyboard player Natty Wailer and former Oasis guitarist Bonehead's new band Parlour Flames.

The Roxy Tent will feature top electro-pop group Vann Music, infectious Indie act Dirty Epics and emerging singer/songwriter Ben Reel.

Meanwhile, over at the Funky Funky Place a whole host of up-andcoming Irish DJs and dance acts will get the chance to showcase their talents to an eager festival audience.

Festival promoter, Diarmuid Johnson, of Pawn Promotions, has promised a lively and fun-filled day for the first ever Oriel Live.

Monaghan man Diarmuid last year held the highly successful Fortstock Festival in his hometown of Clones and is now hoping to bring his winning formula to Dundalk.

Diarmuid said: "This will be the first ever major stadium gig the town has hosted but Oriel Park will prove to be a perfect location for such a festival.

"The line-up for Oriel Live is nicely varied and in keeping with the ethos of Fortstock from last year we will be giving a lot of young Irish acts the opportunity to play alongside many established international stars.

"It promises to be a cracking atmosphere. Ticket sales have been going well and we expect to see a lot of music fans coming to enjoy what is essentially a good local event."

Tickets for Oriel Live can be purchased on Ticketmaster, or from the website

The gates are set to open at 2pm and the concert will run until 11.30pm.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 28, 2013
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