It has been another exciting week for festival goers with three more lineup announcements to analyse. Body and Soul, Castlepalooza and Indiependence festival are the latest to name their headline acts for the summer events. Unfortunately for fans, with some many amazing perfomances on offer, decision making has not been made any easier. To ease this pain we will review these announcements and weigh up your choices before you buy tickets.

First up is Indiependence festival which was the first to break the news on Wednesday. Indiependence festival is a three day event which takes place on the outskirts of Mitchelstown, county Cork. Indie15 was a sold out success, showing the strength and popularity behind this event. However, this year is by far their most impressive lineup with The Kooks as the standout headliner. Irish bands, The Strypes, Bell X1 and The Blizzards will be performing throughout the weekend with plenty more talented artists in support. Early bird tickets are currently on sale for €90. That price for a three day event is the best value you are likely to get. For more information click here.

Body And Soul is among the most popular events of the summer. It is highly rated by fans as it consistently delivers a unique experience year after year. Santigold, St Germain and Floating Points are among the headline acts however this festival should not be judged on its music lineup alone. Body and Soul is more about the experience, incorporating music, arts and culture with an overall sense of well being and sustainability. This festival is defiantly something  you should attend at least once, it will defiantly live up to the hype.  It takes place in at Ballinlough Castle, June 17th – 19th and a weekend pass will cost you €150. For more information click here.

The final announcement was made just a few hours ago as Castlepalooza named their lineup for the 2016 event. Castlepalooza takes place in the grounds surrounding Charleville castle in Tullamore from July 1st – 3rd, and I personally believe this is one of the most underrated festivals in Ireland. The intimate setting along with an incredible atmosphere makes this a must-see event. Although it rained from start to finish last year, it still had a great buzz and sense of excitement. This year the headline acts include The Villagers, Jurassic 5 and Canadian producer Caribou. Irish artist Somerville is also one to watch out for at this years event. Tickets go on sale this Monday at 9am and a weekend pass will set you back €134. For more information click here.

With tickets likely to sell fast for all events, decisions on which to attend will be made under pressure for the next few days. However, Ireland’s largest festival Electric Picnic is yet to be announced which is always the most popular event closing out the summer. Details on the 2016 event will be made on march 2nd and we will keep you updated as soon the news breaks. For now we will leave you with some pictures from previous years to get the excitement flowing.

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