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More acts added to Stendhal Festival 2017, including The Magic Numbers

A second wave of acts for this year's Stendhal Festival in Limavady has been announced, including Mercury prize-nominated band The Magic Numbers.

The UK four-piece will headline the festival on Saturday, August 12.

Also announced to the 2017 line-up is Irish country star Lisa McHugh, DJs Phil Kieran and Deep Fried Funk, and A Set for Stevie, a tribute to Derry musician Stevie Martin - aka Rainy Boy Sleep - who sadly passed away last year.

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Lisa McHugh.

Other acts include Owen Denvir, Larks, The Over The Hill Collective, Brand New Friend, Girls Rock School and Emer Maguire, as well as Dublin six-piece Overhead, The Albatross, Derry Alt Rockers Making Monsters, and one man blues-rock whirlwind Thee Rag ‘N’ Bone Man .

Stendhal Festival is celebrating its seventh year with Co Down band Ash headlining the 2017 event at Ballymully Cottage Farm on Friday, August 11.

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Making Monsters.

Other previously announced acts include 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.

Festival organiser Ross Parkhill said of the new additions to the line-up: “Topping our bill year-on-year is getting harder and harder to do each year but I think we have managed it again.

“We are so happy that the Magic Numbers are coming to play, they are band that radiate warmth, charm and happiness and in many ways they encapsulate what Stendhal is all about.”

Downpatrick stars Ash will headline this year's Stendhal Festival

He added: “On top of that we have so many top notch artists that it is hard to pick out just one or two to specifically discuss.

“It is shaping up to be a really, really good year at the farm."

  • The Stendhal Festival will run from August 11-12 2017. Tickets are on sale now at and from local ticket outlets.

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