One of Donegal’s best-loved attractions will host a new, family-friendly music festival later this summer. The two-day festival, entitled Oakfest, is a first for Donegal and will take place in the grounds of Oakfield Park in Raphoe on Saturday, 25th and Sunday 26th August.
The team at Oakfield Park is working hard behind the scenes and has already secured a stellar line-up for the weekend, including some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers. The 4 Of Us will headline Saturday and Hermitage Green will headline Sunday. Other top acts include Little Hours, Ryan Sheridan, Mark Black & The Trips, ROE, Chelsey Chambers, Katie Laffan, In Their Thousands and Cronin.
As well as a top-class musical billing, Oakfest at Oakfield Park will have plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including a mini disco for little music lovers, arts and crafts, face-painting, puppetry, nature walks, train heritage, folklore and storytelling. Away from the main stage, festival-goers can expect jazz in the garden, music in the maze, folk music in the marquee and Trad on the Train. The park’s gardens and parklands provide the perfect backdrop for this late summer festival, giving people of all ages a unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable experience together on the last weekend of the summer holidays.
The event will also have a strong food offering with artisan food producers on-site all weekend.
Oakfield Park already has a strong track record in promoting and building memorable events and magical experiences. The park’s annual Christmas event is now well established, attracts huge numbers and sells out, with visitors travelling from all over the island of Ireland to attend. Experience the magic of Donegal with this late summer festival.
Located in Raphoe, Oakfield Park is a beautiful landscape of parkland, woodlands, lakes and formal gardens set around a restored 18th century deanery. The grounds include a host of sites for families, couples and friends to explore, including walled gardens, ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Children can make a wish at Oakfield Park’s Faerie tree, while navigating their way through extensive walks and trails.
Oakfield Park’s crowning glory is a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with trains operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park’s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, oak circles, boardwalks, heritage trees, a wooden causeway and sparkling streams and lakes – the perfect setting for two days of music and magic!
The park will open as usual at 11am both days, but will extend its evening opening hours until 8pm, to facilitate two days of music, food and fun for all the family.
Tickets cost €40 for an adult weekend pass or €25 for an adults daily pass. Children’s weekend passes are €15 and a daily pass is €10 (under 16’s only). Children under three are free.
To book tickets visit www.oakfieldpark.com or call 074 9173068.