Love Lannagh, the family friendly festival – where 'Glastonbury meets the Wild Atlantic Way’ – will light up Lough Lannagh when it celebrates creativity, music and fun on Saturday, June 15. The action takes place from 12 noon until 6pm.
This year, the Love Castlebar crew who organise the annual festival have joined forces with Cruinniú na nÓg, and the Love Lannagh festival will coincide with this national day of creativity for young people around the country. Saturday’s action-packed schedule of activities will keep bright young minds and bodies engaged and active.
Nestled in the tree clearing of Lough Lannagh, the intimate Grassy Stage will play host to an eclectic mix of some of Mayo's most magnificent musical talent. Your ears will be treated to performances from amazing musicians and DJs, with jazz, rock, pop, soul and trad all being showcased.
Once you’ve limbered up with Noga Yoga at noon, check into the workshop (should read 'play shop’! ). In this wonderland, you can try your hand at printmaking, pottery, Lego art, virtual reality, robotics, Lego engineering, science experiments and even join a drumming circle.
Little David and Diana Attenboroughs won’t want to miss the bushcraft camp – fires will be lit, snacks will be foraged, shelters will be built and biodiversity will be hunted!
Channel your inner Charlie Chaplin at circus school and magic camp. Sneak off and lose yourself in a storytelling session, find yourself hunting for fairies or test your architecture skills with Branar’s Bricí Spraoí.
Festival goers can kayak, canoe, SUP or even Dragon Boat their way around the lake, without getting wet. Land lovers are looked after too with adventure games spread across the festival.
When you are worn out having fun, kick back with a 99 at the urban beach while the little festival goers have their faces painted or learn to walk a tight rope. Children with additional needs (and their big people ) will love the sensory teepee nestled away from the busy bustle.
Hungry tums will be fed at the festival's very own food village and there are loads more surprises in store…. but you'll have to come along and see for your yourself!
Love Lannagh is a wheelchair accessible event – disabled parking will be designated in Lough Lannagh holiday village, and there will be a two-peddler shuttle (this has to be seen to be believed ) on hand to ferry patrons who are older than young. Anybody with a pink vest will assist you on the day.
Love Castlebar founder Helen O'Hara said Love Lannagh is an event crafted by a combination of creativity and goodwill, adding: "It's a little festival with big ideas and a huge heart. This festival is built by the whole community of acts, artists, traders, crew, volunteers and great friends."