The stages are being built, the campsites are being set up and the acts are en route to Ballymully Cottage Farm for this year’s Stendhal festival.

Now into its 13th year, the multi-award winning event – located outside Limavady – has cemented its place as a firm festival favourite, with a schedule packed with live music, comedians and DJ sets this Friday and Saturday.

Forecasters are predicting rain over the two days, but with headliners including The Wailers, Turin Brakes, Yazz Ahmed, The Scratch, Cara Dillon, Bell X1, and Newton Faulkner (we’re particularly excited about this!!!), don’t let that put you off.

Sure isn’t that wellies and raincoats are for and, let’s be honest, what’s a music festival without a bit of mud and some soggy clothes?


Stendhal is continuing its commitment to showcasing the very best and emerging Northern Irish talent and this year the venue will play host to some unmissable home-grown acts.

Joshua Burnside, Roe, Sasha Samara, Fya Fox, Winnie Ama, No Oil Paintings, Red Eye Pariah and loads more will be taking to the Stendhal stages.

Dance and DJs are also on the agenda at the event, with DJ sets from critically acclaimed ex-Portishead DJ Andy Smith and BBC 6 Music DJ the Fun Lovin’ Criminal himself, Huey Morgan.

Another bonus is the fact that Stendhal is family friendly, meaning those of us with kids can still enjoy the thrills of a music festival while creating the next generation of music lovers.

Tickets for Stendhal are still available by logging on to

We hope to see you there!