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Upstart Festival Glounthaune Cork

Posted in Music on September 9, 2022 by Fanning Sessions


A personal highlight of 2021 was a one day outdoor festival in the Cork village of Glounthaune featuring Pretty Happy, Flywheel, A Cow In The Water, Pontious Pilate and The Naildrivers and Fyünkay. A brief train journey from Cork city, the festival was held in a scenic public park adjacent to The Rising Tide pub a short walk from the train station. After 2 years of pandemic restrictions the event was quite literally a breath of fresh air. That was a year ago and this Saturday sees a second outing for the aptly named Upstart Festival. The weather gods seem to be onside once again as the forecast indicates a dry day is in store. This year the lineup features The Love Buzz, First Class & Coach, FONDA, Little Known and The Cliffords. Whilst not all these names are familiar to yours truly, it promises to be another day to remember and the subsequent success of last year’s headliners Pretty Happy bodes well. Glounthaune was home to one of Cork’s most famous sons Cathal Coughlan who’s loss this year is sure to be on the minds of many in attendance. More details on the festival and interview with festival director.