spelt with a double "n" as in the name of the sponsor Guinness, is a festival of epic proportions here in Ireland. After the success of Witnness 2000 the huge weekend event appears to be becoming an annual fixture. Picking up from and perhaps even improving on the traditions of Féile and other festivals worldwide, camping facilities are available for a small surcharge.

The event hosts an impressive array of acts this year with over 50 bands appearing on the 5 stages over the weekend. Guests include such diverse talents as Texas and Stereo MC's, Alabama 3 and Placebo, Faithless and The Saw Doctors!

Witnness is running over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday the fourth and Sunday the fifth) at the Fairyhouse racecourse in Meath.
Having heard the stories my friends and neighbours told in the pub for the last twelve months - I made sure to get a ticket for this event ASAP, no way was I going to miss out again this year.
Stay tuned to this node for further information and my report on the event of the year! Sometime next month, as soon as I recover...
In the meantime for those of you (in Ireland and overseas) who are considering going - here are the facts!



To make the site easy to get to, Dublin Bus will be putting on 150 buses on both days from Dublin to Fairyhouse Racecourse. Leaving Upper O'Connell Street from 11.30 AM 22 there's a bus every 20 minutes. the journey takes about 22 minutes. The last departure is at 5 PM. Dublin Bus will be charging a £13 return fare.


Witnness Main

Saturday 4th August
Stereophonics Charlatans Faithless Muse The Waterboys Neil Finn Jimmy Barnes Wilt Throat

Sunday 5th August
Texas Fun Lovin Criminals Placebo James Feeder Relish Snow Patrol Proud Mary Ash

Witnness More

Saturday 4th August
Catatonia Embrace Eagle Eye Cherry Starsailor Evan Dando Turin Brakes Tom McRae Pelt thekeds Johnny Pyro

Sunday 5th August
Paul Weller Teenage Fanclub Elbow Backyard Babies Amber The Saw Doctors Frank Black and the Catholics The Walls Skindive

Witnness Dance

Saturday 4th August
Felix da Housecat Paul Daley DJ Set Alabama 3 Rae & Christian Richard Fearless Dope Smugglaz Aran McMahon Mr Ray Stevie G Ron's Mobile Disco

Sunday 5th August
Stereo MCs Slam Stanton Warriors Anthony Mooney Arveene The Avalanches PM Scientists Alpha Scott McNaughton Noel Phelan

Witnness Rising

Saturday 4th August
The Frames Tindersticks The Dirty 3 Low Future Pilot AKA Dakota Oak Ed Harcourt Lift To Experience Gemma Hayes

Sunday 5th August
Super Furry Animals David Kitt Clinic Zoot Woman White Stripes Simian Street Thunder Redneck Manifesto
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

More information from WITNNESS.COM where
these cool folks have a loads of info and chances to get VIP passes.

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