The Astral Plains festival took place in the grounds of Birr Castle, Co. Offaly on 26th June. The festival is one of a number of Boutique Festivals popping up all over the country. The festival had a really laid back family atmosphere that I enjoyed and it had a lot to offer other than music. Set up around the grounds of the castle were several shop tents set up selling fair trade clothing, jewellery and bags, a smoothie bar and a tent selling freshly made pizzas cooked on a portable fireplace. I can’t wait to go back next year and I’ll hopefully be camping.
Here’s some of the highlights of the music line up: