Did you ever say to a friend you reconnected with “Hey we should meet up” and never do? Now is your chance! Facefest was born from exactly this idea. A chance to meet your friends in reality! How weird is that? Meet up, share your news, play some games, listen to some cool music and generally catch up.
This is the first year of Facefest and it is being run entirely through volunteers! There is a limit of 3,000 tickets available for Facefest with free camping!
What is it?
Facefest is a fundraising festival being held in Charleville Castle, Tullamore. It is family friendly with activities around the castle grounds and music being performed live all day from 12pm until midnight.
Facefest came from a conversation on Facebook in February this year. Ian and Ally O’Flynn were talking about the irony of Facebook, designed as a social network yet so many people actually never meet up in reality. “It was the whole virtual side of things of Facebook that we were speaking of” said Ian. So, with the help of friends and fellow volunteers, Facefest was borne! “What would be better than sending a YouTube video of a band you like to a friend on Facebook? Bringing the band to Facefest and enjoying them live with your friends” said Ally O’Flynn.
At Facefest there will be fun and games for all the family, a fantastic mix of music suiting all tastes and much more!
When: Facefest will be on from 12pm until Midnight on June 16, 2012 – There is free camping overnight.
€15 and kids (Must be accompanied by an adult) go free. €10 of the entry fee is membership of Charleville Castle heritage trust and therefore, all visitors become “Castle Friends”. The monies raised at Facefest will all go towards the restoration of the Chapel Roof in Charleville Castle which is in grave need of protection.