Otherside Music & Arts Festival is a new 3-day camping festival from the Bedlam crew taking place on the grounds of Rock Farm, Slane, Co. Meath which announced the likes of DJ Seinfeld, TSHA, Tourist, Le Boom, The Scratch, Mango & Mathman and more along with a fine set of current comedians like Tony Cantwell, Shane Daniel Byrne, Emma Doran, Killian Sunderman and Peter McGann too.
This week, Otherside announced a partnership with The Cobblestone who will host a stage at the festival.
The trad and folk acts playing the stage include
- The Scratch
- Ye Vagabonds
- Skipper’s Alley
- Ispíní na hÉireann
- The Len Collective
Special guests are also promised so you can hazard a related guess I’d say.
The Cobblestone was under threat from redevelopment into a hotel, but the Dublin is Dying campaign mobilised people to protect the cultural space. The first development was rejected by An Bord Pleanala after hundreds of observations from the public. The proposed development’s appeal with a reduced scope is with An Bord Pleanala after further mobilised observations.
There’s still much to be announced it seems:
Music & Comedy
Float your way through a host of unique, embedded stages, to receive a carefully curated presentation of live music, electronic music and uplifting comedic performances.
Embracing the creative spirit that marks a new dawn in Ireland, our unique stage hosts include The Cobblestone bar, District Magazine, The Midnight Disco and Melodic.
Wellness & Relaxation
Our wellness facilitators, RISE Nordic Spa, will bring their grounded, restorative vision of wellness to the festival, hosting a morning reset swim in a natural lake, and offering wood-fired hot-tub and sauna sessions. Their poolside cocktail bar will feature a menu of refreshing cocktails, making this the perfect place to reset your energy.
The music won’t stop with our headliners, and neither will the moments inspired by it. We are creating a depth in our line-up, and our use of space, ensuring that there is no dip in the mood when it moves towards the small hours. With two carefully curated late night areas, there will be a buzz for everyone, from trad to techno.
Our ethereal site sits in the shadow of the famous Slane castle, a mere 40 minute drive from Dublin. Spreading beneath a canopy of native forests and through the iconic meadows of the Boyne Valley, Rock Farm is a lush playground for our intimate gathering.
Camping & Accommodation
Our sleeping experiences aim to restore you for one more day of energy. With a choice between our sustainable campsite or a glamping upgrade, Otherside will offer festival accommodation that goes beyond the ordinary. A settlement of bookable yurts and pre-pitched tents will be waiting on arrival, allowing you the option to conserve your energy for what really matters.
Incredible Food & Drink
Food and drink will be an ingrained element of Otherside. We will be placing a focus on the best local food traders, working with them to offer an authentic taste of the Boyne Valley and of Ireland’s blossoming food culture.
We don’t believe convenience at a festival should mean sacrificing quality, so our quick-bite selection will be rich and nourishing. For those looking to carve out a moment with their festival companions, or with friends just made, a sit-down, a-la-carte experience will also be available.