Sunflowerfest 2012

More stages and holistic offerings make this year's festival bigger and better than ever

Sunflowerfest is to return to Tubby's Farm in Hillsborough with a bang in August 2012. This year's festival features four stages and an arena of ideas where there will be debates, poetry, comedy and all things cerebral.

The line-up will include the very best of Northern Irish musical talent, but for the first time will include international guest artists across a broad range of genres, appealing to audiences of all ages.

The bands and artists confirmed to perform at this years event include Duke Special, Republic Of Loose, Relish, Silhouette, Wonder Villains, A Plastic Rose, Fighting With Wire, Ben Glover, Stereo War Favourites, Red Rasta Soundsystem DJs and much more.

For the kids, a welcome return of the Kidz Zone, The Enchanted Glade of Narnia and heaps of other cool stuff for families, including quirky stalls at the craft and boutique village with gourmet food stalls from around the world. Families are again very welcome this year and there will be a separate campsite provided.

A new addition to this area will be the Love Music Hate Racism music tent. Sunflowerfest will also have a field devoted to complementary therapies of all types, where you can relax and get in touch with the spirit of the County Down countryside.

Sunflowerfest 2012 will be announcing additional acts and a day-by-day breakdown shortly.

Weekend tickets + Camping priced at £49 are available now from HMV Belfast and Lisburn Stores and at The Belfast Welcome Centre. Tickets are also available online at HMV: and also by using the following the lnk:

Sunflowerfest kindly acknowledges the assistance of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Oxfam Ireland in this year’s event. Oxfam Ireland Campaigns and Advocacy Officer Christine McCartney said: 'Oxfam Ireland is proud to be the charity partner for Sunflowerfest 2012.

'The partnership will be a perfect fit for Oxfam - exciting, passionate, and dynamic - and will help our overseas development work in emergencies such as the West Africa food crisis and long-term development work in Haiti. Our team will be at the festival and I, for one, am really looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere, hearing some excellent music and telling festival-goers all about our work.'

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