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MILK Music Festival

The internet buzz has been steadily growing around MILK-Ireland’s first ever LGBT music festival, over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d investigate on behalf of Gaelick. Having met with the organisers earlier in the week and gotten the full details, it sounds like its set to be an epic day. The line up is fabulously camp and fun, and boasts big international acts as well as home-grown LGBT talent. There is also a variety of performance pieces lined up, so there really will be something for everyone on the day.

Taking place on the 14th of August in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath, the festival will run from 12pm to 12am.

The organizers blurb:

Get your diamond encrusted wellington boots at the ready for Europe’s first ever outdoor music and arts festival for the LGBT community. Taking place on Saturday 14th August, in the majestic surroundings of Ballinlough Castle, which will be transformed into a technicoloured dream world for one day of outrageous gay fun, think Wizard of Oz meets Alice in Wonderland! From 12noon to 12am, 5,000 of Ireland’s gay community and their beautiful straight friends will strut their stuff, as a Mardi Gras Style atmosphere takes over!

Join your host the Queen herself, Panti who will oversee the days entertainment as the official MC on the Main Stage which will be graced by the presence of some of the hottest acts around including Sophie Ellis Bextor and Alexandra Burke to name but a few. 80’s icons Bananarama and Samantha Fox will join Right Said Fred in bringing it right back with some 80’s pop classics! While International DJs including Roisin Murphy, Seb Fontaine, Bodyrox & Luciana, Andy Moor and many more will have crowds dancing to their beat at the Pink Palace. With over 55 performers on the day from Irish newcomers The Heathers to the utterly fantabulous Von Trash, comedy sensation the hilarious Katherine Lynch and lots lots more, we are sure you will find something to suit everyone.

Hosted by Proud Productions Limited, set up by two lesbian friends – the ethos of MILK Festival is to create a unique festival environment which is open to anyone from any community encouraging the culture of Inclusiveness, Acceptance and Diversity. To increase visibility of the LGBT community within the wider Irish and Global community while communicating the message of mutual respect to appreciate others for what they are, how they are different and respect them for such. 

So get your sunglasses, sun cream and wellies on the ready, for what is only going to be the biggest Gay Day of the Year!

 The line up that has been announced so far includes:

  • Roisin Murphy (DJ Set)
  • Bananarama
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Alexandra Burke
  • Seb Fontaine
  • Samantha Fox
  • Right Said Fred
  • Amasis
  • Panti MC
  • Katherine Lynch
  • Andy Moor
  • Heathers
  • Paddy Sheridan
  • Veda
  • FourPlay Dj’s
  • Martin McCann
  • The Amazing Few
  • Ikonics
  • The Pony Girls
  • Geomic (3 Monkeys)
  • DJ Flintlock
  • Pnp
  • DJ Karen
  • Miguel Gonzalez
  • DJ Zoe
  • Dillon and the dead beats
  • Funky Politics
  • V.A.G.
  • Riyadh Khalaf MC
  • The Pulpit
  • Adela and the meanits
  • DJ Edwin James AKA Corrugated Tunnel
  • Cuckoo Savante
  • Von Trash
  • Jon Dots
  • Larry Beau
  • Johnny Garvey
  • The Late Fragment
  • Simon Fagan
  • Tiny Magnetic Pets
  • Neon Hearts
  • The Year the Monkey Landed

 There are also loads more acts to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now. Get yours, and I’ll see you there!

Standard Ticket €99

VIP Ticket €125

Tickets available at the following link: https://www.eventelephant.com/milk-festival-tickets

For more info on MILK, go to http://www.milk2010.ie/

To see more on Ballinlough Castle, see http://www.ballinloughcastle.ie/

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  • It’s fair expensive for a one day event. I think it’s a great idea but I don’t know if I can stretch to that being honest – I know from experience how much work goes into these events so I hate shiting all over it but I do worry about how successful it’ll be considering none of the acts really jump out as worth a€100 pricetag. :S

    Slayer said:
  • I think the idea is that ALL of the acts are worth the €100 together.  I know I would probably pay €50 just to see Roisin Murphy so I’m there all the way!

    Sarah said:
  • Roisin’s only playing a DJ set – she won’t be playing her own music?

    Slayer said:
  • This kind of great music festivals will make the music industry to grow well in the future.

    pop music said:
  • I know she is only doing a ‘DJ Set’ but I’ve heard some rumours and I’m hoping they are true, either way I’d pay that just to be in the same field as her!

    Sarah said:
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    Gaelick highlights | gaelick said:
  • It just seems to be a bit steep for a 1 day festival considering I can go to electric picnic for €240 for 3 days plus camping.
    Like I think it could be a great laugh, I just don’t know if I (and many others) can afford to spring to €100 for one day.

    Slayer said:
  • http://e-edition.metroherald.ie/2010/06/23/

    Looks like Roisin will be singing live…. she let is slip in the Metro this morning so the rumours were true… Bring on MILK… woohoo…

    Adrienne said:
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