Sunflowerfest 2017 - News

Sunflowerfest 2017 - News - Lineup announcement 2017 - Rubber Bandits promo shot
Sunflowerfest 2017 - News - Lineup announcement 2017 - King Kong Company logo
Sunflowerfest 2017 - News - Lineup announcement 2017 - Electric Swing Circus logo
Sunflowerfest 2017 - News - Lineup announcement 2017 - Kartent promo close up


We’ve kept you festival-goers on your toes, but now we’re proud to bring you the first news of what to expect from this year’s Sunflowerfest (have we ever been ones to disappoint?)

We’re delighted to announce that Irish pop-culture agitators Rubberbandits are bringing their unmistakable, unmissable live show to Sunflowerfest. Hib-hop, storytelling with an undeniably catchy sound, the Irish comedy-rap duo is taking to the Main Stage alongside Derry-born singer-songwriter Ryan Vail, bringing his new live AV show – recently tried-and-tested at SXSW, and hugely successful, we know you’re going to love it.

Other additions to the bill include Electric Swing Circus, Too Many T's, Beans on Toast, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer, new Dublin noisemakers Farah Elle, Damola and Glasgow pop-rockers Single By Sunday. Not forgetting local favourites Le Galaxie, King Kong Company, Malojian and R51 will be bringing their explosive sound back on-stage.

When you make it through interdimensional customs to the Electro Moot don’t miss a headline set from OR:LA. Fans of dance and electronic can expect JIKA JIKA!, Ponyhawke and Brién at the controls with many more to be announced. Of course, we’re happy to say our famous Silent Disco is making its return for another late-night event.

We’re teaming up with Ireland’s first burrito bar Boojum to bring our Sunflowerfest family a healthy supply of award-winning food throughout the weekend. We can’t give it all away yet, but expect a big upgrade on your standard food village – one to match the cult-status of Boojum’s legendary burritos.

Of course, we can’t expect to take you on a journey through space and time without guaranteeing a smooth landing. So, we’ve partnered with Yippee Tents to provide a luxury alternative to traditional camping with our new Glamping Village this year. Along with our Dutch friends at KarTent we’re also providing an eco-friendly, reliable and sustainable camping option in the form of 100% recyclable, pre-pitched cardboard tents. Yes, you read that right - cardboard tents! They fit two people, measure at a comfy 2.2 x 1.5 metres and weigh a sturdy sixteen kilograms (so you won’t have to worry about your accommodation blowing away – we’ve all been there).

Excited yet? We’re gonna get schwifty.

Don’t forget, Sunflowerfest is good for you.

Sunflowerfest will run from 28th – 30th July 2017 on Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough.