The festival season supposedly ended as the sun came up on Electric Picnic last Monday. But somebody forgot to give that memo to a few bookers: Valentia Isle Festival takes place next weekend, the Hunters Moon Festival is on towards the end of next month and Samhain Festival sets up show at Glendalough House in Wicklow on Saturday, October 27, with what looks like a very tasty electronica and dance lineup. Nina Kraviz, Todd Terje and Solar Bears are the big draws from the initial lineup announcement, with Frank B and New Jackson also making me think of a trip east. Samhain says it’s a musical feast to celebrate “The festival of the Dead”. It’s a BYOB event, though it’s asking people to bring no more than 12 units of alcohol with them. And to honour the ancient Celts who would dress up as “ghouls and ghosts to ward off evil spirits that would roam the world wreaking havoc during Samhain”, there’s also a fancy dress element to the event. Early bird tickets cost €55 and continue until October 14, after which tickets cost €65. Buy tickets here. Full lineup after the jump.


Samhain Festival lineup:
Nina Kraviz
Marcel Dettmann
Todd Terje
New Jackson
Kormac
Frank B
Solar Bears
Hot Sprockets
Cillo
Handsome Paddy
Conor Feeney
Cold Comfort
New Secret Weapon
Cocaine Ponytail
Blind Yackety
Verona
Day Dream Regime
… and more to be announced