Light Colour Sound is the new name for the Barn on the farm festival which debuted last year, aimed at raising funds for the Kilkenny Steiner School based at Camphill Ballytobin. The organisers obviously enjoyed the experience and are back this year, setting up stage at Shankill Castle in Paulstown, Kilkenny. Yesterday, LCS festival revealed a line-up for Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5, that made me go oooooh – that’s mainly because of the name Cathy Davey, who I haven’t seen or heard from in far too long. She features alongside headliners And So I Watch You From Afar, a mainstay of Irish festivals already and just back from a tour of Asia, and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip. Joining them, in no order, are the likes of Wallis Bird, Jape, O Emperor, RSAG, Kila, Halves and Windings; a healthy dose of good Irish music right there. The full list of bands is below. Day tickets are €55 and weekend ones, with camping are €95. Under-12s go free while tickets for those erstwhile 12-17-year-old (I was that age once) can avail of €25 day tickets and €45 weekend tickets – nice. All options are available to buy here.

Light Colour Sound lineup:
And So I Watch You From Afar
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Cathy Davey
Jerry Fish
Wallis Bird
O Emperor
Engine Alley
The Barley Mob
I Draw Slow
Neon Wolf
John Blek And The Rats
The Young Folk
Clive Barnes
In Their Thousands
Rackhouse Pilfer
The Kilo 1977
The Eskies
The Cold Draw
Grum and the Duende Dogs
Gypsy Rebel Rabble
Radioactive Grandma
TV Jones and the Tomahawks
The Stoney Brokes
In The Willows
Val Normal
Sound Of System Breakdown
Audio Fires
The Midnight Union Band
Chemical Addiction
Oak Hollow
Sal Vitro
The Scenes
JP Ryan
Deep Down Deetox
Sneaky Rinse
Tiny Vinyls

lcs lineup