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Stendhal Festival announces partnership with Help Musicians NI

Stendhal Festival has announced a partnership with Help Musicians Northern Ireland for 2017.

The music charity will curate the event's Henry McCullough stage, in order to celebrate the life and contribution to music made by the former Wings guitarist.

HMNI will also be supporting the emerging artists on the Oh Yeah Stage at this years festival.

The Stendhal Festival takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm in Limavady from August, 11-12.

Christine Brown, HMUK's Chief of Staff & Director of NI said:  “Curating the artists on the Henry McCullough Stage is a privilege, we pay tribute to his incredible career, as a musician the charity supported, and we are honoured to be part of a Festival which remembers his musical legacy.”

Stendhal Festival Director, Ross Parkhill added: “The input this year from HMNI has been a huge plus for us.

“The Northern Ireland branch of the UK wide organisation has really hit the ground running and for them to place so much interest and faith in what we do at Stendhal is a real boost.

“I’d like to publicly thank Help Musicians NI for all their support this year and would call on all Musicians from Northern Ireland to get in touch with them as they do truly excellent and important work in our industry.

“We hope that this is the beginning of a long and productive partnership between us which signifies exciting times ahead for music in Northern Ireland.”

Stendhal Festival 2017 will be headlined by Co Down rockers Ash.

Also included in the line up is Jealous of the Birds, Ciaran Lavery, Anthony Toner, and Portaferry star Ryan McMullan, who has recently been opening for Ed Sheeran on his European tour dates.

  • Tickets are the Stendhal Festival are on sale now at Stendhalfestival.com and from local ticket outlets.

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