All You Need To Know Ahead of Forever Young This Weekend! + Day To Day Breakdown of Festival Line-Up!
This month, on July 15th, 16th and 17th sees the return of ‘Forever Young Festival’,
an event that brings the explosive 80’s back to life, in full neon glory. Awarded ‘Best
Line Up’ and ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ in Ireland (2019). Forever Young 2022
promises to be one you will not forget.
Create forever memories with timeless bands from the 80’s such as headliners Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and OMD alongside an array of fellow luminaries and a star-studded lineup of over 30 original 80’s iconic artists, taking to the stage on the 15-17th July 2022. Sing along to Tiffany, Tony Hadley (formerly of Spandau Ballet), Carol Decker (T’Pau) Paul Young, Haircut 100, Wendy James, Nik Kershaw, Bananarama, Paul Carrack, In Tua Nua, Heather Small, 5 Star, The Real Thing and many many more. Including the ultimate Kate Bush Experience covers band Cloudbusting! Who will no doubt be performing the 80’s song of the summer thanks to Netflix cult series Stranger Things – ‘Running Up That Hill’!
This is a high-end adult party weekend par excellence, an unforgettable musical experience. 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.
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.
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, but it’s all in one area, no traipsing around, bring your camping chairs and enjoy the fantastic weekend in the sun.
It’s impossible to put into words, but something very special happens at Forever Young, the attendees at the inaugural event in 2019 described it as ‘a field in Kildare, that just overflowed with fun, thrills and love’. We hope to see you there! Along with our ethos of being an eco-friendly, climate-aware run event, the festival was launched solely to raise funds for a new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”, charity no: 20206152. All 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.
Day to Day breakdown: Forever Young sets out to retain its ‘Best Line up in Ireland’
status featuring: –
FRI 15 TH OF JULY –
THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: MARTI PELLOW / PAUL
CARRACK / THE ADVENTURES
THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE + THE
SAT 16 th OF JULY –
THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: HOLLY JOHNSON / NIK
KERSHAW / T’PAU / HUE & CRY / THE CHRISTIANS / 5 STAR / WENDY
JAMES / JOHNNY HATES JAZZ/ LIMAHL/ THEN JERICO /UNDERTONES /
IN TUA NUA
THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: QWEEN: IT’S A KINDA QUEEN /
GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE / THE JOSHUA TREE U2 TRIBUTE /
SUN 17 TH OF JULY –
THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: OMD / BANANARAMA / TONY
HADLEY/ PAUL YOUNG / NICK HEYWARD/ HEATHER SMALL / CHESNEY
HAWKES/ TIFFANY/ THE REAL THING / BAD MANNERS/ BLOW
MONKEYS/ BRIAN DOWNEY ALIVE AND DANGEROUS / BROTHER
THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: CLOUDBUSTING: KATE BUSH
EXPERIENCE / QWEEN: IT’S A KINDA QUEEN / PRIMISES AND LIES:
UB40 TRIBUTE / ROCKSTAR KARAOKE
+ THE SILENT DISCO UNTIL LATE!
+ STARS IN THEIR EYES COMPETITION– a special feature this year is our search for
a star competition, ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ where festival attendees have sent in
audition tapes to sing with our own live Rockeoke band, Ireland boasts some of the
best voices in the business, who knows what talent we may find!
+ CHARITY SINGLE FOR UKRAINE: During the weekend Forever Young will also be
releasing a charity song for Ukraine featuring T’Pau, The Christians, Then Jerico,
Brother Beyond, Nick Heyward, Dr and the Medics, The Adventures and more. All
proceeds go to the fund for Ukraine.
+ ISPCA announced as charity partner at the Forever Young Festival 15th to 17th
July 2022: Festival founder, vet Dr Sharon Alston and her charity Animal Welfare
and Veterinary Care Ireland have joined up with the ISPCA for animal welfare
projects. The ISPCA will be at the Forever Young Festival raising vital funds so that
they can continue their work rescuing the most cruelly treated, neglected and abused
animals so come over and say hello and make a donation!
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