Fuinneamh returns next week and the festival is set to welcome back it’s Síbín Beag stage which has become an integral part of the two-day gathering. The Síbín Beag remains as one of the most interesting stages on the festival circuit as hosts a wide range of bass heavy sounds in celebration of sound system music and culture.
Ireland’s dance music scene within clubs and festivals is predominantly focussed on house & techno, and while the scene celebrates electiveness and strives for musical diversity, sometimes it other genres can be left in the shadows of large-scale events. Fuinneamh has always strived for a broad spanning music selection, and diversity has been at the cornerstone of the festival’s ethos since its inception. The festival has always looked to put bass heavy sounds such as drum & bass and reggae on a pedestal while also catering for trad and punk, and house & techno.
Last month Fuinneamh announced the return of the Síbín Beag stage which hosts a wide variety of bass leaning sounds in celebration of sound system culture, an often forgotten fundamental movement that helped shape contemporary club & festival culture. The stage hosts a wide spread of sounds from reggae to drum and bass to jungle to hip hop. Fuinneamh have dedicated this stage to hosting Irish collectives and artists that are working hard to keep the spirit of sound system music and culture alive on our Emerald Isle.
The stage welcomes some of Ireland’s most revered selectors as two of Ireland’s most cherished drum & bass selectors Ricky Force & Don Rosco headline the stage. The festival also plays host to some of Ireland’s most in-demand local drum & bass acts including B-Origin B2B Steppa, Ambit, Misha Freshin, Panda Drey B2B Conkan & more. The stage will play host to bass heavy sounds for the duration of the weekend for those who want to chill out to some reggae & hip-hop in the early hours or lose themselves in the dance to some banging amen’s.
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