South East's first country music festival in Killag

By David tucker

Nathan Carter.
Nathan Carter.

KILLAG is to be the venue of what is said to be the first country music festival to be held in the south east.

Nathan Carter is set to headline the South East Country Music Festival, on August 21, alongside a stellar line-up of country artists including Michael English, Robert Mizzell, Paddy O'Brien and Lee Mathews.

Fr. Denis Doyle, Chairman of the South East Country Music Festival committee said: 'This unique event promises to be the country festival highlight in the south east this summer and shouldn't be missed. We're delighted to be bringing Nathan Carter and the other artists to this outdoor event which is set to be a fantastic family day out.' Gates will open at 11 a.m. for this unique event and non-stop entertainment will be provided throughout the day from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. A large dance floor will facilitate those that wish to dance to the performances and seating is also available. Festival-goers will enjoy easy access to and from the festival venue with ample on-site parking, in addition to a host of hospitality facilities that includes a full alcohol licence and food services.

The event takes place at Bannow-Rathangan Showground's, Tickets, priced at just €25, are available at local outlets which are available on the website and on eventbrite/

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