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Wednesday, 18 July 2018  8:00 Sunday, 22 July 2018 
 
 
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Soma Festival Returns to Castlewellan –Bigger and Better than Ever

Soma 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest and best festival of its kind in the Mourne area, with the festival to run in Castlewellan from 18 to 22 July.

Highlights of the programme include world-renowned singer-songwriter Paul Brady, working class hero Damien Dempsey, genre-defying supergroup the olllam, and the phenomenal Sharon Shannon, among many other great artists.

The Soma Festival is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Primary objectives of the project are the promotion of positive relations characterised by respect, where cultural diversity is celebrated, and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “On behalf of the Council, I am delighted to launch such a fabulous community festival. Over the past five years this festival has gone from strength to strength and I am pleased that this year Soma has attracted over £27,000 of Peace IV funding to provide additional cross community activities and workshops, bring local communities together.

Councillor Murnin added, “The additional funding will enable the festival to include more cross community activities and workshops such as an Artisan Market, yarn bombing workshops, wellbeing workshops, intercultural choir performances, music sessions and street performances, and much more besides.”

Councillor Murnin concluded, “I would encourage everyone to come along to enjoy the mix of concerts, language events, food and drink, children’s activities, music workshops, pub sessions, and everything in between. I know there will be something for everyone.”

The Soma Festival’s 2018 Programme of Events is now available free of charge and can be picked up from local shops. Be sure to check out the official website www.somafestival.com  and the dedicated Facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/thesomafestival 

Location Castlewellan
Co Down
 
 

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