Along with revealing the line up for the 2011 festival, Navan Live announced they will be extending the festival from 2 to 3 days, taking place from Thursday 15 – Sunday 17 September 2011.
English reggae act UB40 will be headlining Teach Na Teamhrach in Navan on 17 September. Yes, the real UB40, impressed? We are. *walks off humming Red, Red Wine. The only act so far lined up play on the same night as UB40 are Henrietta Game. Organisers have said further acts will be announced over the coming weeks.
Building up to the headline on Sunday, Navan Live will have a local and national night on the Thursday and Friday (repectfully). Lined up for National night are: The Lost Brothers, Declan O’Rourke w|full band and Paul Brady w|full Band. Local night celebrates the musical talent of Navan with The Buskateers headlining and support from Red Queen Contest, The Whatmans and Hunters Edge.
A geansaí load of free music and arts events will be taking place around Navan Town over the three days such as free lunchtime gigs, youth music gigs, Aisling Grp charity run, free bbq and Meath Arts Group activites. Tickets are on a day by day basis, ranging from €15-48, with special early bird tickets going on sale on 20 March priced €75 for the 3 days. Buy tickets.
One of the best things about Navan Live is that there’s absolutely no need to camp, and lets face it, by September we’ll all be sick of tents and plastic pints. Instead we’ll spoil ourselves with a B+B and glassware. If you insist on pitching a tent, one of the local hostels have a camping area for €8, they also offer family rooms, dorms and self-catering. which there are tonnes of around Navan. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday and 7pm on Friday and Saturday.