The organisers of Stendhal Festival have announced that due to public demand, for the first time this year, the Multi-award winning music and arts festival will run over three nights - Subject to licence.
Festival goers will now be able to enjoy an additional evening of entertainment on Thursday 9th August to add to the already stellar line-up scheduled for Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of August.
Festival Director Ross Parkhill said that the time was right to add an additional evening having been considering the proposition for the past 2 years.
“The aim has always been to have a full 3 day Festival,” he said. “While this first year is a bit of a stepping stone with just a limited number of Thursday Night tickets going on general release and entertainment restricted to just one arena, it will help us move towards a full 3 day event.”
He added: “The additional night will also give our patrons more value for money and more time to travel to and get set up at the event before its gets into full swing, so from our position it is a positive move all round.”
Details of the additional entertainment is currently being finalised but Ross did confirm that Foyle Film Festival would play a part in the Thursday night schedule.
“We are working now to confirm additional acts for the Thursday night with announcements to come hopefully within the next week or so but Foyle Film Festival are definitely on board to do something within a programme that we think will brilliantly set our patrons up for the full Friday and Saturday schedule.”
Ross concluded: “We have had a great response to the release of the Thursday night bolt-on ticket, thank you to everyone who has purchased one so far and for anyone else considering making a long weekend out of Stendhal this year, please bear in mind as this is the first year we are doing this, we are only releasing a limited number of tickets so you may need to act fast to secure one.”
Acts at Stendhal this year include; Embrace, The Wailers, And So I Watch You From Afar, Derek Ryan and many more.
Tickets are available from stendhalfestival.com and a number of local outlets.