Longford music fans gear up for the Forever Young Festival: where the 80s come to life
This summer sees the return of the ‘Forever Young Festival’, an event that brings the explosive 80s to life in full glory at the Palmerstown House Estate in Kildare.
Awarded ‘Best Line-up’ and ‘Best Mid-Size Festival’ in Ireland, Forever Young 2022 promises to be one you won’t forget.
Timeless bands from the 80s such as headliners Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and OMD alongside an array of luminaries and a star-studded lineup of over 30 artists iconic originals from the 80s, take to the stage July 15-17.
Sing along with Tiffany, Paul Young, Haircut 100, Transvision Vamp, Nik Kershaw, Bananarama, Paul Carrack, In Tua Nua, Heather Small, 5 Star, The Boomtown Rats and many more.
It’s a quintessential high-end adult party weekend, an unforgettable musical experience. A mixtape weekend where colleagues, friends and family can relive their youth, put on their leggings and ra ra skirts, put on the shoulder pads, roll up the sleeves of their suits with mirrored aviator sunglasses and enjoy the years again 80.
It’s a journey into a time machine, and true to their day, a classic DeLorean car and Knight Rider ‘Kit’ greets you at the main entrance to the arena. The Retro Gaming Tent is another nostalgia fest with Space Invaders, Pac man, and all the original arcade games that laid the groundwork for all gaming.
Combine the amazing experience with luxury camping, flush toilets, on-site glamping with comfy beds, duvets and power to charge your devices so you can be sure to take as many photos as you want. possible to cherish memories, hot showers and golf cart lifts around the site. Forever Young strives to make your comfort and enjoyment its number one priority.
Along with the philosophy of being an eco-friendly and climate-friendly event, the festival was started by veterinarian Dr Sharon Alston, solely to raise funds for a new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”.
All single-use plastics are completely banned on site, to keep the beautiful grounds clean, festival-goers don’t walk through a sea of rubbish, no rubbish goes to landfill, it’s a festival with a heart and a conscience .
Lineup confirmed so far: – Marti Pellow (WET WET WET) | Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) | MDG | Bananarama | Paul Young | Boomtown Rats | Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics, Squeeze, Yes) | Alphaville | Nik Kershaw | Nick Heyward (Haircut 100) | Tiffany | TPau| Chesney Hawkes, the real thing | Five stars | Limahl | Undertones | Then Jerico | Bad manners | Heather Little | Johnny hates jazz | The Puffed Monkeys | Hue and Cry | To Tua Nua | The Adventures | Wendy James (Transvision Vamp) | Doctor and doctors | Brian Downeys alive and dangerous
There will be shuttles from Dublin and Naas with bus connections from Cork, Cashel, Galway, Athlone, Mullingar, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Limerick, Nenagh and Portlaoise.
Forever Young also offer combined Coach and Festival, Hotel and Bus and Hotel and ticket packages listed on our website – see the official website for full details: foreveryoungfestival.ie/