Glasgowbury

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Created and run by musicians for musicians Glasgowbury is a not for profit festival founded in Northern Ireland to nurture up and coming musical talent. A small, one day festival held in County Londonderry that promotes Celtic fusion music.

Lineup

2012 line-up, rumours, news and updates

Therapy?, The Japanese Popstars, Fighting With Wire, LaFaro and many more are set to appear at this year's event, click here to view the full line-up.

Past Lineup Highlights

The 2011 lineup featured Cashier No. 9, The Answer, LaFaro, Phil Kieran, Foy Vance, Rainy Boy Sleep, Mojo Fury, Boxcutter, Axis Of, Furlo, The Wonder Villains, More Than Conquerors, The Rupture Dogs, Silhouette, Swanee River, Rams’ Pocket Radio, Deep Fried Funk DJs

Location and travel

Glasgowbury Festival is located near Draperstown, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The best and easiest ways to travel to the festival is by car or bus.

By Air:The nearest international airport is Belfast Airport.

By Bus: Chambers are the official bus provider for Glasgowbury Festival 2011 with access to the main festival road. If you travel with another bus company, they will not have access to the main festival road resulting in revellers to queue for the shuttle bus service.

By Car: The festival is only an hours drive from Belfast and approximately 40 minutes from Derry via Dungiven.

Camping and other accommodation

The camp site is open from Friday evening before the gig and must be vacated by midday, Sunday. There is also a quiet/family camping area away from the main camp site.

Festival goers are asked not to leave their tents behind at the end of the festival and to put their rubbish into the bin bags provided as sheep will be moved back into the fields the following day.

If camping is not for you, there are some local accommodation providers.

Music stages and other entertainment

There are five stages at Glasgowbury Festival - Small But Massive; G Sessions; Spurs Of Rock; Eagles Rock; and G Spot.

History and trivia

2000 saw the first Festival take place when Paddy Glasgow organised a gathering of local bands and songwriters to perform a concert to raise awareness for the Ulster Cancer Foundation charity.

The festival is named after Paddy Glasgow and is also a play on Glastonbury Festival.

In recent years the festival has enjoyed coverage from the BBC and RTE 2FM.