Although acts have yet to be confirmed, it’s believed the Portlaw concert will feature some well-known performers.
Details of this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival were revealed at the July Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council which was held last week.
The festival, which is now in its third year, will take place from September 17th – 20th.
Outlining this year’s programme of events, Senior Executive Officer Richie Walsh said a concert at Curraghmore would be among the highlights.
“We can’t announce who the concert acts are yet as contracts are not yet finalised,” he explained.
A number of events will take place in the villages throughout the Comeragh area as part of the festival.
The festival programme encompasses heritage, nature, literature and music – all designed to showcase the beauty and heritage of the Comeraghs.
Cllr M J O’Ryan (FF) described this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival as “ambitious” and said it would need full support from all councillors.
“As elected representatives, we’re always going on about the fantastic features of Comeragh. This is our chance to take a lead and promote this festival through whatever means possible,” he said.
Cllr O’Ryan said Waterford could become “the festival capital of Ireland”.
Cllr Mary Butler (FF) agreed that this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival was a chance to “put Comeragh on the map”.
She commended organisers for “taking a risk”.
“Having a big name concert will cement this festival for years to come,” she said.
Cllr Seanie Power (FG) said this year’s festival would have benefits for all areas in the Comeragh District.
Cathaoirleach of the Comeragh District Cllr Liam Brazil asked all members to work together to promote the festival.
“What we have here in Comeragh, you cannot buy,” he said.
The concert at Curraghmore will follow on from a number of exciting events which have taken place on the estate in recent months.
In May, the successful Bluebell Festival took place in aid of South East Radiotheraphy Trust (SERT).
A production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was staged on the estate grounds in July by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, and later this month the eagerly anticipated Inferno Mud Run will take place.