Fesant Fest in Ballina

Fesant Fest returns to Emmett's Bar in Ballina on Saturday June 30, after a resoundingly successful first outing last August. Brought to you by a collective of punk/DIY enthusiasts that have been running gigs in the town for over ten years, this year's festival bumps the line-up up to twelve bands, with few genres left uncatered for.

Talent from the four corners of the country will be on show with Cork's representation coming from the sickeningly tight party/grindcore duo I'll Eat Your Face and the melodious cosmic garage sounds of The Altered Hours. With a forthcoming double EP vinyl release on English label Lockjaw Records, hardcore punk stalwarts Only Fumes and Corpses make the short trip north from Galway with the excellent Rites, and Harvester.

Dublin band Wizards of Firetop Mountain have taken the scene by storm in recent months with their bluesy classic/hard rock anthems, Lantern For A Gale make their way down from Antrim, bringing their intricate and aggressive melodic hardcore with them.

Mayo is well represented too, with Castlebar's On Pain of Deat, Foxford's Alterend and Ballina oi-reggae legends Section 4 are joined in representing the town by the recently formed Alps. Wrapping up on the night will be Complan Complan, a mysterious punky covers band from somewhere along the border that are guaranteed to get you dancing.

The days entertainment will kick off at 4pm and all for free!


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