30 Jun 2022

New music festival to be launched in Clonmel

When Next We Meet

New music festival to be launched in Clonmel

Kate Twohig and Eoin Hally are the co-ordinators of the new music festival being launched called When Next We Meet

When Next We Meet is a new festival experience in the heart of South Tipperary. In Summer  2023, artists and audiences alike will be treated to the best of Tipperary hospitality where no  corners are cut in delivering this bespoke, feel good, camping music festival. 

This summer, When Next We Meet is launching it’s brand with two separate nights of live  music in an immersive festival-like experience. Set on the grounds of Raheen House Hotel,  the quaint charm of the walled gardens & the calming quiet of its surroundings will be  transformed for two nights into an adult sized playground. A taster, if you will, of what is to  come in 2023.  

“We want to place Clonmel back on the map as a tour stop for current Irish artists. We want  the subsequent knock on effect to develop original music and music audiences here. The  town has a rich history with music and the arts, and already has incredible and established  outlets here for people with an interest in music. Not all music fits under one umbrella though, and our focus is on contemporary original Irish artists and the talent that exists in  Ireland. We want to see everyone celebrating this and the place we’re from - in the place  we’re from.” Kate Twohig (curator and co-founder of When Next We Meet) 

Over two nights this summer, award nominated Irish artists will share the experience with  local emerging acts, and a 400 person large Tipperary audience. 

On Friday July 1st, the incredible Soda Blonde fronted by Faye O’Rourke (Little Green Cars)  and the uncompromising singer/multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn will take to the  stage, with local folk act The Wood of O opening the event. 

On Saturday July 2nd things take an electronic turn with Clonmel based songwriter and  producer Vale opening, before Elaine Mai brings snappy electronic textures and beats to the  stage, featuring Sinead White and former Fight Like Apes and Le Galaxie front woman May  Kay on guest vocals. Houseplants take to the stage for what promises to be an on your feet,  dance all night affair with this electronic collaboration of producer Daithi and Bell X1  frontman Paul Noonan.  

Tickets available through When Next We Meet In keeping with the festival’s ethos, they  have teamed with Citizen Ticket, so for each ticket sold a tree is planted. 

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