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REM in Witnness Lineup...
months of gossip, REM will not top the bill
at this years Witnness festival... the band
recorded most of their latest album in Dublin earlier
Ireland's only 2 day, multi-stage festival is back
but the bands record company have confirmed that the
band are bringing out a new album but they will not
be having a world tour with it - therefore quashing
any chances there are of them playing Witnness.
year Micheal Stipe from REM partied at the
festival but it now looks like he will not perform
backstage at Witnness last year
years Witnness festival will take place on August
4th & 5th 2001 in Fairyhouse. At a launch in Dublin
on Wednesday night it was announced that the following
artists have already confirmed for this years event
the festival five stages will transform Fairyhouse
with Witnness Main, Witnness More, Witnness Dance,
Witnness Rising and a fifth special stage (details
tba). All stages represent the best in their fields
but Witnness offers more than the biggest stars -
it offers a platform to develop new artists, VIP treatment
for the fans as well as media and industry but perhaps
most importantly, the only true music event which
truly offers a weekend escape with your mates.
year a few fledgling artists who performed at the
first ever Witnness festival have gone on to greater
things, namely JJ72, Badly Drawn Boy, Doves, Idlewild,
MJ Cole, Toploader and The Delgado's.
proved to be a great success last summer when over
35,000 people caught a huge selection of great international
and Irish acts over just one weekend.
Travis, Ocean Colour Scene, David Gray, the Undertones,
JJ72 and the All Saints performed alongside some of
the world's hottest DJs including Leftfield, Masters
at Work, Roni Size and Groove Armada.
Before 16th June After 16th June Weekend ticket £59
(£5 off) £64 Weekend ticket with camping £69 (£10
off) £79 Day ticket £36.50 £36.50 Camping facilities
will be available, but limited this year.
booking is advisable.
are available from witnness.com,
all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, or ticketmaster.ie.
also available by calling the Witnness ticket hotlines
(local call rates): ROI: 1890 30 WITNNESS (1890 30
94866377) UK & NI: 0845 30 WITNNESS (0845 30 94866377).
Website and phone bookings are subject to a 12.5%
service charge & if you buy through an agent, other
than Ticketmaster, an additional £1.50 booking fee
Following last year's successful return shuttle bus
service from O'Connell Street in Dublin's city centre,
Dublin Bus plan to operate a similar service this
year to Fairyhouse Racecourse (only 22 minutes from
Dublin city) on both days.
Camping will be available at this year's Witnness.
Festival goers intending to camp must buy their camping
tickets in advance from Ticketmaster or any of their
agents throughout the country. Weekend tickets which
include camping cost £69 (before 16th June) and £79
from 17th June so book early to reserve your pitch.