Breaking out the neon and nostalgia for one of the biggest parties of the summer!
It's promising to be one the best parties of the Summer and as loud, colourful and flamboyant as some of the outfits of the era.
Forever Young Festival - where the 80’s comes alive is back - returns on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July in the sprawling grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Co Kildare.
Latest acts confirmed for the weekend nostalgia-fest include Brother Beyond and Carol Decker/TPau who will be joining the line-up again this summer!!
Awarded ‘Best Line Up’ and ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ in Ireland (2019). Eighties icons such as Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and OMD alongside an array of fellow luminaries and a star-studded line up of over 30 original iconic artists. Tiffany, Paul Young, Haircut 100, Wendy James, Nik Kershaw, Bananarama, Paul Carrack, In Tua Nua, Heather Small, 5 Star, The Boomtown Rats are also on the bill.
A spokesperson for Forever Young said the weekend would be a "mixtape weekend where colleagues, friends and family can relive their youth, pull on their leg warmers and ra ra skirts, don the shoulder pads, roll up their suit sleeves along with mirrored aviator shades, and enjoy the 80’s all over again."
"This is a trip in a time machine, and true to their era, a classic DeLorean and Knight Rider ‘Kit’ car welcomes you at the main arena entrance. The retro gaming tent is another nostalgia fest with Space Invaders, Pac man, all the original arcade games that set the foundation of all gaming."
"Covid has been hard on so many, it’s time to let the hair down, loosen the stress levels and get lost in the music of our favourite era. The huge site allows for a spacious layout, so bring your camping chairs and blankets! The festival is set on 900 acres, so no one needs to crowd together if they are Covid wary."
"Combine the incredible experience with luxury camping, flushing toilets, on-site glamping with comfortable beds, duvets, and power to charge your devices so you can be sure to take as many photos as possible to cherish the memories, hot showers, and golf buggy lifts around the site. Forever Young strives to make your comfort and enjoyment their number one priority.
The climate-aware run event was originally launched solely to raise funds for new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”, (charity no: 20206152). Single-use plastics are fully banned on site, so the beautiful grounds stay clean, festival-goers don’t walk through a sea of waste, none of the waste goes to landfill, this is a festival with a heart and a conscience.
For tickets, camping packages and transport information see the website www.foreveryoungfestival.ie