8 July 2010

Missed out on Oxegen?  Looking for the next big festival where you can get your groove on?  Check out lastminute.com’s festival deals in Ireland and abroad, and get on board this summer’s festival frenzy.

Benicassim Festival in Spain is a 4-day music extravaganza of 100 bands from July 15th, and a line-up akin to Glastonbury. Make a true holiday of it and get three days camping in before the festival and another 2 after, plus a four-day standard festival ticket, all for €194.  Getting there is easy with Valencia Airport only 55 minutes away. Bands include Gorillaz (headliners), Kasabian, Prodigy, Lily Allen, and Goldfrapp.

Staycationing this summer? No problem.  Castlepalooza Festival in Tullamore from the 31st July to 1st August, with camping and festival tickets €99pp for two days.  The line-up includes Mercury Rev, Norman Jay and Fionn Regan.  There is also a day spa, a magician and comedian, and workshops from dance to drumming.

2-for-1 tickets to the Berlin Festival 2010 for only €59.00. Camping’s not available, but you can package it up with flights for two from Dublin on September 9th and three nights hotel for just €528 in total (including ticket fee). The line-up announced so far includes Editors, LCD Soundsystem, Fever Ray, 2ManyDJs, Soulwax, Tricky, Wedding Present and Peaches.

All tickets are available from the entertainment/lifestyle section on Ireland’s lastminute.com website (lastminute.ie).  Flights can be booked on the website separately.