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6 Reasons Why You Should Be At Life Festival 2015

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Spanning three days and surrounded by woodland, a lake and of course Belvedere House, this year’s Life Festival is set to be formidable, with a line-up that caters to every taste. Organisers describe the festival as being all ‘about forward thinking music’, and one look at the line-up and you will be left in no doubt.

Now in it’s 10th year Life Festival has once again proven it is a festival for passionate music lovers of all kinds.

Here are 6 reasons why you should be at Life Festival 2015.

 

1.Main Stage

 

Main Stage

 

Whether you are into house or hip-hop, techno or drum & bass, there is an artist on the line up for your taste. Life have done well to secure acts that are genuinely aligned with their ‘forward thinking music’ philosophy, and don’t seem to have compromised on this in order to sell tickets.

Unlike other festivals, Life Festival 2015 plays host to an impressive list of the world’s more progressive and innovative music makers. The fans support these artists because they can see the authenticity of their talent and ideas, not just because they are played six times a day on the radio. Some might call this niche, but I think Life has done it right and put together a line up that rivals more commercial and therefore popular festivals across the country. Some of the notable acts performing on the Main Stage are Squarepusher, Nas, Robert Hood and Rødhad.

 

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2.District 8

 

District 8

 

District 8 makes its debut at Life Festival this year. The stage will open late and take ravers into the early hours of the morning in true District 8 style. Along with the ‘surprise international acts’, the District 8 stage will be showcasing some of Ireland’s finest local talent in house and techno, all against the backdrop of Slipdraft‘s visuals. Not to be missed.

‘- When the sun goes down the party gets going -‘

 

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3.Ben Klock Beach Party

 

Ben Klock Beach Party

 

For all the Techno heads out there, the Ben Klock Beach Party is shaping up to be a party not to be missed, with the man himself performing an ‘extended set’. Ben Klock is known for extensive sets, his longest being 13 hours.

 Berlin born, owner of the Klockwork label and a regular DJ at Berghain, Klock has had many inspiring releases with labels such as BPitch Control and Ostgut Ton. He could be, I suppose, described as the staple in any Techno fans diet.

 

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4.Red Bull Music Academy

 

RBMA

 

This year the Red Bull Music Academy arena will play host to must-see acts such as Skream, High Contrast and Ireland’s own Sunil Sharpe. In its third year at Life Festival the RBMA has seen the like of Joy Orbison and Four Tet take to the stage, making it ‘one of the highlights of the weekend’.

 

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5.Simma Down

 

Simma Down

 

Life festival is not only about the music, although it could well be. During the day a whole range of entertainment is available ‘off stage’ to help clear that hangover and get you ready for another night of raving. From yoga classes to drumming workshops the Simma Down village offers festival goers something different to experience during the day and on into the early hours.

 

 


 

6.Boutique Camping

 

Boutique

 

If you are like me, and can’t quite hack the madness that ensues in every festival campsite (Oxegen 2009 comes to mind), NEVER FEAR!! This year’s festival sees the return of Boutique Camping for those who like a bit more comfort and maybe an hour or two of sleep over the weekend.

A selection of furnished yurts, tipis and tents are available, with covered outdoor areas, hammocks and lockers. Staying in this area also gives you access to luxury showers and toilets and a whole lot of freebies when u arrive, including some free drink! These options can be pretty pricey, but when split between, for instance, 6 people it’s really quite reasonable.

 

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By Sean O’Sullivan
Sean@wearesoundspace.com