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Coordinates: 52°16′36″N 8°15′52″W / 52.276607°N 8.264401°W / 52.276607; -8.264401

Indiependence 2011 logo.jpg
Indiependence Logo
Genre Indie Rock
Dates August Bank Holiday Weekend
( 31 July – 2 August 2015)
Location(s) Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
Years active 2006–present

INDIEPENDENCE is an award winning festival weekender which takes place on the outskirts of Mitchelstown in north Cork each year on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival features a wide variety of artists as well as comedy, spoken word, a small cinema and other attractions. INDIE as it is known has been shortlisted as one of the best small festivals in Europe several times as well as winning awards within Ireland. The festival's attendance and line-up has grown each year since its inception as a free event in 2006. The 2015 installment will be the 10th.


INDIEPENDENCE first started as a free festival in the town square in Mitchelstown, running as such in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Over these years artists such as The Frank & Walters, Gemma Hayes, The Republic of Loose, The Sultans of Ping, Delorentos, Director and The Blizzards performed at the single stage event. After capacity crowds in 2008, the festival moved to a green field site at O'Connell Park in 2009 and charged entry for the first time. Despite poor weather, the festival featuring The Super Furry Animals, Ocean Colour Scene, Villagers, The Blizzards and many more was a success and the festival moved to its current home at Deer Farm in 2010.

2006 Line Up Featured[edit]

The Sultans of Ping The Frank & Walters Fight Like Apes The Aftermath

2007 Line Up Featured[edit]

Gemma Hayes Cathy Davey The Republic of Loose

2008 Line Up Featured[edit]

The Blizzards Director Delorentos Fight Like Apes Ham Sandwich

2009 Line Up Featured[edit]

Ocean Colour Scene The Super Furry Animals Mundy The Blizzards The Chapters Fight Like Apes Villagers

2010 Headliners Included[edit]

Alabama 3 Reverend & The Makers White Lies The Coronas

2011 Headliners Included[edit]

Editors Ash Therapy The Coronas

2012 Headliners Included[edit]

2manydjs The Coronas Feeder British Sea Power Maverick Sabre Beardyman Scroobius Pip Jape Japanese Popstars Delorentos

2013 Headliners Included[edit]

De La Soul Bell X1 Bastille We Are Scientists Kodaline Ryan Sheridan Hudson Taylor The Fratellis Funeral For A Friend And So I Watch You From Afar Bosnian Rainbows

2014 Headliners Included[edit]

Public Enemy Tom Odell White Lies Hozier Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Damien Dempsey David Holmes Delorentos Hudson Taylor The Minutes Walking On Cars The Sultans of Ping The coronas

2015 Headliners Included[edit]

Kodaline Basement Jaxx The Dandy Warhols Ash Ham Sandwich Embrace Roisin O Hermitage Green The Academic Jape Mark Lanegan Band The Young Folk The Original Rudeboys


A politician was arrested twice after being ejected from the festival. Media reports described him as a male in his thirties who had served at national level and was not from Cork.[1][2]


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