The East Cork festival It Takes a Village is this weekend in Trabolgan and it signals the start of the festival season with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Herbert, James Holden, Don Letts, Le Boom, Kojaque, Awesome Tapes from Africa and many more among the attractions that also take advantage of Trabologan’s facilities that mean go-karting, golf, archery, arcade, a Birds of Prey centre and tennis courts among them. Attendees stay in the chalets on site or campervans and all stages are covered or indoors.
Here’s a look at the timetable for this year. I’m DJing on Friday night at 2am and Sunday on the Boat Party alongside Bon Voyage around Cork Harbour. Tickets are a separate €25 for that.
Look out also for festival’s conversations with The Point of Everything podcast, Kevin Barry and Lisa McInerney, special performances in chalet number 25 and Gay Future in the Arcade on Sunday. There’s also the pool parties on Saturday and Sunday.
It Takes a Village happens Friday May 10th to Sunday May 12th, at Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Co. Cork.
What do we need to bring?
You can bring anything you need for the weekend such as food, drink and definitely don’t forget your togs! Note that no outside food or drink can be brought into the main area, but you may of course consume at your house or camper van. Trabolgan provides bed sheets, blankets, pillows and all household / kitchen items but not towels.
Is thre phone signal/internet?
There is limited phone signal in Trabolgan but there is good wifi in the central area, bars and some of the houses.
Are there ATMs / card machines on site?
Yes, there are ATM’s on site and all the bars and shops take cards too. You will need cash for the food stalls.
Is there a shop onsite?
Yes, there is a shop and off licence in the central area that sells all the essentials. There is also a really good Euro Spar in White Gate village.
Are you permitted to leave the festival grounds?
Yes, once you have checked in and collected your wristbands can come and go as you please all weekend. You will be asked to show your wristbands on re-entry to the site.
Are there safe keeping/lockers?
There are lockers available in the swimming pool changing rooms