Star lineup announced for Monaghan festival

Star lineup announced for Monaghan festival
 Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

Preparations in full swing for Monaghan Town Country Music festival 2016

The countdown to this year’s open air Country Music Festival in Monaghan Town is on, with stars such as Jimmy Buckley, Derek Ryan, Michael English and Mike Denver set to appear.

Denver is performing on the highly-anticipated evening of the jiving competition, with a whopping €1,000 in prize money up for grabs, so dust down your dancing shoes and cowboy hats and prepare to dance the nights away at the award winning, family friendly, open air festival which runs from Thursday 14th July to Sunday 17th July.

Rarely, all proceeds from the festival is given directly to local charities and good causes and is a run by a volunteer committee. There is also a best dressed prize for those who follow the country theme with cash prizes each evening. Over the four nights of entertainment there will be four main and 12 warmup acts with many of the top jivers from across Northern Ireland already booked up, with the festival in their social diary for the past few months.

Star lineup announced for Monaghan festival

• Thursday 14th – Jimmy Buckley

• Friday 15th – Derek Ryan

• Saturday 16th – Michael English

• Sunday 17th – Jiving Competition from 5pm –Mike Denver

Tickets are selling fast and are available from Westenra Arms Hotel, The Diamond, Monaghan (0035347-74400) and it is still one of the most reasonably priced festivals in all of Ireland €10pp per night and only €35pp for weekend tickets.

There is a concession for under 12yrs (accompanied with an adult) priced at €5pp per night. Due to the success of the previous festivals and to facilitate our patrons a reasonably priced return coach service will be collecting festival goers from numerous locations throughout Northern Ireland to the festival each evening.

To book your return seat on the coach please contact Eamon McEntee Coach & Bus Hire 0035386-8170966. Details of full line-up, accommodation, jiving competition application form, are available from website their Facebook page or by emailing


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