New Irish Talent Join The Strypes, Ryan Sheridan, and Hermitage Green on Festival Main Stage!

The search is on, in the Court Yard Hotel in Leixlip, for exciting new music talent to join an amazing line-up that will ‘Rock the Yard’ for the annual Leixlip Festival.

In the run up to the acclaimed local festival, over the June Bank Holiday, the Battle of the Bands will seek out new local talent to take to the main festival stage in the Court Yard Hotel.

As well as the high-profile festival appearance, the winning act will also get recording studio time, regular monthly gigs in Arthur’s Live Venue in the Court Yard Hotel, and a cash prize.

Brian Bradley of Brass Neck Management will be joined by the Central Entertainment Bureau to judge the competition heats, with semi-finals taking place on the 19th and 26th May in Arthur’s Live Venue, and the hotly contested final happening on the eve of the festival, on Thursday, 2nd June.

Hot Festival Line-Up

The competition winners will join an amazing line-up of headline acts just announced for the spectacular festival, including The Strypes, Ryan Sheridan, Hermitage Green and the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow.

Also rocking the yard will be Interskalactic’s unique big band Jamaican ska, indie rock energy from Dublin four piece, Scoops, and an eclectic classic rock set by The Harleys. 

Dublin based grunge pop band Otherkin, tipped-for-the-top Kildare duo Picture This, and indie-pop three-piece Million Little Gods also feature on the jam-packed top line-up at Leixlip.

The Battle of the Bands winners will perform alongside some of the hottest Irish acts on the main stage in the Court Yard on Sunday 5th June, as part of a packed schedule of music and family entertainment presented by the local hotel for the festival weekend.

Leixlip Festival, an established date on the Irish summer festival scene, regularly turns out top Irish and international acts, with exceptional crowd-pleasing performances and sensational music.

Taking place over the June Bank Holiday again this year, Friday 3rd until Monday 6th June are the important dates to remember for live music lovers this summer.

Great Irish Talent

Over twenty local and national acts and DJs feature in the 2016 Leixlip Festival line-up, and the team at the Court Yard Hotel are looking forward to promoting more great new Irish talent with their latest Battle of the Bands competition, according to Laura Moriarty of the Court Yard Hotel.

“In the eleven years that the Court Yard has been involved in the Leixlip Festival, we have supported the phenomenal success of Irish bands like The Riptide Movement, The Coronas, The Blizzards, Aslan, Republic of Loose, the Original Rudeboys, and Damien Dempsey.  Who knows, with our Battle of the Bands, we may just uncover another great Irish music sensation.

Again this year, we are delighted to present some of the biggest names in Irish music, including The Strypes, who will be playing from their amazing second album ‘Little Victories’, released last year.

We also have the return of our favourite acoustic folk rock band, Hermitage Green, from Limerick, and we welcome back Ryan Sheridan too, the hugely talented singer, songwriter and guitarist from Monaghan”, Laura Moriarty said at the announcement of this year’s Leixlip Festival line-up at the Court Yard Hotel.

Sunday’s headline act is Jerry Fish and his Electric Sideshow.  Jerry Fish’s new single ‘Happy Dog’ was released last week, and Leixlip Festival is part of a packed summer tour for the electric sideshow, which closes at Electric Picnic in September.

Taking to the stage again on Bank Holiday Monday in the Court Yard is the massively popular Smash Hits, the unique tribute band to the golden era of 90s dance, pop, and R‘n’B.

Further competition and festival updates, and all the family entertainment and fun, is available on the Court Yard Hotel website, with festival tickets available soon online, in the hotel, or by calling 01 629 5100.


For further information please contact:

Yvonne Moriarty, Marketing Director

Moriarty Group

01-623 5805 / 087-688 9698


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Court Yard Leixlip Festival Line-Up for Rock the Yard!

Enjoy four nights of outstanding music and entertainment this June Bank Holiday weekend at the Leixlip Festival in the Court Yard Hotel!


Friday 3rd June
DJ   10.30pm ’til Late
The Strypes Friday 9.00pm – 10.30pm
Otherkin Friday 8.00pm – 8.45pm
Million Little Gods Friday 7.00pm – 7.45pm
Local TBC Friday 6.15pm – 6.45pm
Saturday 4th June
DJ Saturday 10.30pm ’til Late
Ryan Sheridan Saturday 9.15pm – 10.30pm
Hermitage Green Saturday 7.45pm – 9.00pm
Picture This Saturday 6.45pm – 7.30pm
The Klares Saturday 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Local TBC Saturday 5.15pm – 5.45pm
Sunday 5th June
DJ Sunday 10.30pm ’til Late
Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Sunday 9.00pm – 10.30pm
The Harleys Sunday 7.45pm  – 8.45pm
Interskalactic Sunday 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Scoops Sunday 5.15pm – 6.30pm
Battle of the Bands Winner Sunday 4.30pm – 5.00pm
Local TBC Sunday TBC
Monday 6th June
DJ Monday 10.30pm ’til Late
Smash Hits Monday 9.00pm – 10.30pm
The Breakers Monday 7.45pm – 8:45pm
Luna Boys Monday 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Austin Monks Monday 5.45pm – 6.30pm
LA Dancers Monday 12:00pm – 3:00pm


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