Taking centre stage at the Kildare Derby Festival

As usual, the Kildare Derby Festival has a feast of music and fun lined up for the weekend.

As usual, the Kildare Derby Festival has a feast of music and fun lined up for the weekend.

The headline act on Saturday June 30 is Crystal Swing who will take centre stage from 9.30 - 10.45 pm. Crystal Swing has been performing for four years as a family group. Each member of the band offers their own unique style of performance and entertainment.

Feedback are on stage from 8 - 9.30pm on Sunday July 1. Hailing from the Wicklow Mountains and the flatlands of Kildare, Feedback came together in September 2010 to put their own slant on the music of today and the traditional songs of the past. The band is made up of Shaney Cogan (guitar, tin whistle & vocals), Dave McEvoy (guitar, bass guitar & vocals) and Beefy Menahan (beat box & bodhran). Their set list includes classics from The Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd right up to modern day tracks from The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Bagatelle are next up, on stage on Sunday from 9.30 - 11pm. This Irish rock band first formed in 1978 and from humble beginnings and endless gigs, Bagatelle toured Ireland for 2 years and then found ‘overnight’ success when “Summer in Dublin” went straight to No. 1 and was followed by several hits like Second Violin, Trump Card, Leeson Street Lady.