50 acts planned for Prosperous Music Festival in August

Fourth festival

Conor McHugh conor@leinsterleader.ie


Conor McHugh conor@leinsterleader.ie

50 acts planned for Prosperous Music Festival in August

The local church in Prosperous will host several concerts during August's festival

Preparations are well advanced for the 2016 edition of Prosperous Music Festival.

With over 50 acts over the weekend of August 19, 20 and 21, it’s likely to provide a bit of everything for everyone.

And organisers say that this, the fourth edition of the event, will be he biggest and best music festival in Prosperous yet.

As is normally the case with this event, every gig will be free — thanks to the four main supporters, Dowling’s Bar and Restaurant, Larry’s Bar, Christy’s Bar and Kildare County Council.

This year there will be a 6k Fun Run sponsored by Londis, a car boot sale and a churchgate collection. There will also be bucket collectors floating around on the weekend to help cover the many costs of the festival this year.

“The festival will cost in excess of €12,000 to run, covering such expenses as insurance, stewarding and communications and the committee are asking people to put their hands in their pockets over the weekend and throw in just a couple of euros,” said chairman Darren Brereton.

A new addition to the festival weekend is the Family Fun Day in St Farnan’s Post Primary School Field. There will be an outdoor stage set up for the younger performers of the area to get up and showcase their talents to family, friends and their community.

The free PMF app is available to download now in the Google Play Store and Apple Store. It will feature the full programme and times for the weekend.

Acts will include Ben Cully, The Classic Rockers, Last Second Magic, Bon Jovi Tribute, Gavin and Michelle Crowe, Curtis Walsh, The New Social, She Speaks, Downtown Motown, Between The Lines, Donnacha Hayden, Crooked Edge, Bruce Springsteen Tribute — The Rising, Bog Standard, Resistor, Elevation Falls and many many more.