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5 Things You Need To Know If You're Heading To Life Festival This Weekend

By seank

May 26, 2017 at 1:35pm

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Many of us will be kicking off the summer in style with Life Festival, taking place this May 26-28. 

The open-air festival promises to be a weekend to remember and not just because it'll boast some of the leading performers in electronic music.

If you're heading to the festival, or if you're considering picking up some last-minute tickets, here are five things you need to know about it...

1. There's so much more than music

If you're fearful you might be bored between acts, let us put your mind at ease: there's tonnes to keep you occupied. 

Here's just a taste of what'll be on offer (deep breath): visual arts, performers, workshops, art installations, funky shops, a healing area and lots more.

For our full guide to the Life Festival, click HERE.

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2. The scenery will be unreal

When it comes to festivals, the setting is crucial, and they don't come much better than Belvedere House.

Taking place in the lush gardens of this stately home, when festival goers walk from stage to stage they'll be able to experience the simple joy of being out in nature, far away from all their worries.

We feel more zen already.

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3. It's an award-winning festival

If you've never been to Life before, you should know that it's been recognised as one of the best festivals around.

In fact, it picked up the award for Best Irish Dance Festival in the past, as well as being nominated for Best Small Festival in Europe.

Not too shabby at all.

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4. There's an emphasis on gender equality

Life Festival has made a conscious effort to address the problem of gender inequality that faces the electronic music industry.

With that in mind, they've assembled a formidable line-up that includes some of the very best female electronic artists both from Ireland and around the world.

Not only that, but the overarching theme of Life is respect for one another as well as the environment, so this might actually be the soundest festival in Ireland.

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5. There'll be savage food

You simply can't have a good time without good food — it's a proven fact.

To keep the hungry masses happy at this year's festival they've managed to wrangle the big blue bus from the Bernard Shaw. 

If you're unfamiliar with the 1979 double decker bus, it's a vehicle that's been converted into a pizza restaurant where delicious gourmet stone pizza, garlic bread, bruschetta, desserts, Moroccan teas and more are dispensed.

Who said camping was hard work, eh?

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