A celebration of music, film
and food - Hollow Sounds

Mayro Andrew McGuinness with Emmet Condon, Andrea Keogh and Seamus O'Hara during the launch of Hollow Sounds music event, which was held in the Brewery Corner. Photo: Pat Moore.
Brewery Corner hosted the launch of Kilkenny’s new two day event, Hollow Sounds last Thursday night.

Brewery Corner hosted the launch of Kilkenny’s new two day event, Hollow Sounds last Thursday night.

A celebration of music, film and food, Hollow Sounds takes place in beautiful Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, just a short distance from Kilkenny city. Hollow Sounds takes place July 3 and 4 in Kilkenny’s natural amphitheatre. On Friday, July 3, in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, Dublin based open-air cinema experts Happenings will screen The Goonies.

On Saturday, July 4, Dublin born, Sweden based musician and band Jape headline Saturday’s programme of music and will also DJ at the after-party in Set Theatre. Also on the music lineup is Kildare’s Elephant, Dublin’s I Have A Tribe & Slow Skies, Wexford’s multi-instrumentalist Ian Doyle aka The Man Whom and Limerick / Dublin based band Sails.

Hollow Sounds is organised by Kilkenny born, Dublin based promoter and event organiser Andrea Keogh (KPB) and Limerick born, Dublin based promoter Emmet Condon (Homebeat), the pair have been busy planning the two day event for months and hope to make it an annual affair. “An event of this nature in Ballykeeffe has been a personal long-time dream.

It is the most beautiful site I know of in Ireland. I sometimes feel the event comes second to what surrounds you when you’re out there. It’s a place of pure beauty,” Andrea said.

Andrea Keogh has worked with the team in Ballykeeffe for a number of years. “I’ve had the pleasure of working a number of shows in Ballykeeffe over the last few years, including The Saw Doctors, Jack L, Liam O’Maonlai and a few more. The committee work very hard to maintain the site on a voluntary level, the work that goes on behind the scenes in Kilmanagh is phenomenal and an inspiration. Really looking forward to Hollow Sounds inaugural outing this July.” Andrea added.

Tickets for both days are on sale via Eventbrite.ie and tickets for Saturday only are on sale from Rollercoaster Records and Brewery Corner. For more details visit www.ballykeeffeamphitheatre.com, www.facebook.com/hollowsounds or www.twitter.com/hollowsounds.