Lark In The Park 2011

Nichola Eastwood


Fancy spending this bank holiday weekend watching live performances from the likes of Razorlight, Athlete and The Divine Comedy?  Then this year’s Lark In The Park is the place to be!  From the 29th April – 1st May watch your favourite bands alongside the best of local talent running riot across the Northern Ireland festival’s five stages.

Moira Demesne plays the unconventional host to the three day party, just a few minutes outside of the quaint village. Performances from home grown alternative rockers Mojo Fury and Dublin based Noise Control launch the musical mayhem on Friday’s Main Stage.  They’re followed by INME and the evening’s indie pop headliners, Athlete. 

Saturday’s action sees the likes of Cashier No9 and A Plastic Rose warming up the Main Stage for Tinchy Stryder and indie headliners, Razorlight.  Sunday brings sets from Foy Vance and Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.  The Divine Comedy round up the weekend’s performances with what will undoubtedly be a much appreciated set by the band’s native crowd.

If none of the above takes your fancy, fear not, there are four more stages for you to feast your ears on.  The Dance Arena promises a non stop knees up for those addicted to their glow sticks, while the Acoustic Stage promises a much mellower vibe for those who prefer to shy away from neon and strobe lighting.  The Second and Unsigned Stages present an eclectic mix of the best local and upcoming talent.  Pretty much something for everyone then!

A weekend camping ticket will set you back £99, not bad for five stages, innumerable bands and three days of non stop music.  Family tickets are available for £198 this covers two adults and three children.  Day tickets can be bought for £40, snap them up quick though as they’re sure to disappear anytime soon.