indiependence

There had been worries when it was announced that Oxegen would be taking place on the August bank holiday weekend that Indiependence and Castlepalooza might be squeezed out. But fear not, dear festival lover, because both are going ahead and one has announced its first official band for the weekend. Indiependence takes place August 2-4 in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Bastille are currently number one in the British charts for their debut album Bad Blood. So it seems like a marriage made in a muddy Cork field, right? They’ve also been announced for the Sea Sessions in Bundoran, Co. Donegal for June 21-23. Bastille are the first band announced for both festivals, which is a little odd – just one band to whet the appetite? Anyway, Sea Sessions announces its lineup on March 21 and Indiependence follows suit on March 27. Watch the video for Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ below and after the jump you can listen to Bad Blood, via Spotify.