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Biggest ever lineup for Camp Dalfest this summer!

At the launch of Camp DalFest ahead of this year’s festival at Glenarm Castle are Neal McClelland Downtown Radio, Lindsey Munnoch Randox, and Nigel Campbell Promoter,
At the launch of Camp DalFest ahead of this year’s festival at Glenarm Castle are Neal McClelland Downtown Radio, Lindsey Munnoch Randox, and Nigel Campbell Promoter,

One of Northern Ireland’s most popular family friendly festival’s ‘Randox Presents Camp Dalfest’ is back at Glenarm Castle with a star-studded line-up on the 15th and 16th July.


Building on the success of last year’s sell out festival, the castle walls and grounds will reverberate to the sound of a number of huge headline acts, including pop heartthrob sensations The Vamps, Eurovision phenomenon Sam Ryder, ‘One Love’ Brit Award winners Blue, 90s superstar and kitchen disco phenomenon Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and the return of indie pop rocking trio Scouting for Girls.



Hailed as Northern Ireland’s premium festivals for the whole family, this year’s Randox Presents Camp Dalfest will also include an outstanding kids mini festival of entertainment, including a ‘Diaper Derby’, TikTok Party, McDonald’s Fun Football, Gaming Grotto and the famous ‘Raver Tots’ with child-friendly music and dance. Plus, a special appearance from global YouTube sensation ‘Blippi’.


Whilst the international headline artists will make their stellar appearances, Randox Presents Camp Dalfest prides itself on its unparalleled showcase of the very best of Northern Ireland talent who will also perform throughout the weekend.



At the launch of Camp DalFest ahead of this year’s festival at Glenarm Castle are Neal McClelland Downtown Radio, Lindsey Munnoch Randox, and Nigel Campbell Promoter,
At the launch of Camp DalFest ahead of this year’s festival at Glenarm Castle are Neal McClelland Downtown Radio, Lindsey Munnoch Randox, and Nigel Campbell Promoter,

Pete Snodden, from Cool FM, will be playing some of the biggest tunes on the main stage and Bellaghy girl Brooke Scullion will perform her 2022 Eurovision entry for Ireland, in addition to many up-and-coming local bands and artists set to play a host of stages, including an exciting set from The Florentinas (Gary Lightbody’s management company’s exciting new signing) and groovy local band Anna’s Number, who play the old grooves with a new energy.


From the Buck ‘n’ Bull Saloon in the Castle Courtyard featuring Live Music and  BBQ to a food and lifestyle hub in the Walled Garden, this unique festival continues to set itself apart with numerous music stages, an exquisite array of local produce, food and drink, street food, comedy, craft stalls, festival markets and a fun fair, making it a weekend with something for everyone to enjoy, all within the spectacular grounds of Glenarm Castle.



Speaking about this year’s festival, organiser Nigel Campbell said:


“In the days after our festival, the team and myself always ask the question; how can we better it next year? I am pleased to say that this year we have that question answered with the line-up of acts we have secured. 


"From the many amazing household name performers and bands right through to a mix of new and local talent and a full programme of entertainment for all the family; we are beyond excited. We have worked tirelessly since last July and listened to your feedback and suggestions and believe you will not be disappointed this year."



Camp Dalfest graphic.
Camp Dalfest returns.

He added: “I can go one step further and say this is our best roster of acts since the festival started which can be enjoyed by young and old. We pride ourselves in hosting a family focussed event and we would like to encourage families to come along and enjoy a weekend break at this spectacular setting with lots to see and do for all the family, where the breath-taking scenery and open spaces complements this quality festival.”


Nigel said it is great to have Randox as the festival’s headline sponsor and considers their association to be a ringing endorsement of this year’s event.



Speaking on behalf of Randox David Ferguson COO of Randox Health said:


“We are delighted to support Randox presents Camp Dalfest 2023 as headline sponsor.  This is our fourth year of participation and it just gets better and better.  During the festival we will welcome the opportunity to spread the message of preventative healthcare – utilising innovative diagnostic technologies to assist us to live healthier lives for longer; to make the most of such great events, and life’s opportunities, well into the future. 


"We would really like to congratulate the organisers; the range of acts and activities is outstanding and there is something here for everyone to enjoy at one of Northern Ireland’s premier locations.  Do call and see us at Randox presents Camp Dalfest 2023 – it promises to be a wonderful occasion, and one to remember for a long time to come”.


Limited first release camping, weekend and day tickets are on sale this Friday 10th March at 9am via www.campdalfest.com 


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