Preparations are underway in Rathangan for the annual Nitrogen Festival.
This year, the proceeds will go to the Princess Leah fund. Leah Taaffe is a six-year-old girl from Robertstown, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer. She is currently undergoing radiation treatment at St. Luke’s hospital in Dublin. Her care is being supervised by a team of doctors from London and the family are trying to raise €250,000 to pay for this treatment.
The Nitrogren festival committee have decided to run the two-day event for this worthy cause. The music kicks off at The Village Pump on Saturday June 1 with an excellent line including Rusted, The Academic, and Black Moon Harvest.
On Sunday, Tod Doyle, who is a local drummer from Rathangan, gets the music started with his band, Tod Doyle & The Troubled. VB & The Spirit Merchants are next on stage followed by The Valves.
The organisers are hoping for good weather for the outdoor garden festival this June Bank Holiday weekend. The entry fee is €5 per night and the music commences at 8pm both nights.
The Donohoe family would like to thank the committee for all their hard work in organising this year’s festival.