PHILFEST can be considered as possibly one of the most important festivals of the summer season for the simple reason that all bands featuring over the three days are the cream of the crop in Ireland’s current Metal/Rock scene. This literally is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vast amount of talent that exists within Ireland and all over three glorious days.
The brains behind PHILFEST is a very determined and passionate music lover who saw a gap in the market, a very big and empty gap and just decided to put his blood, sweat and tears into making his dream become a reality. Phil Keaveney is this man and his dream of hosting a three day alternative festival has now become a very real thing.
Upon meeting Phil, you realise that this has been no easy journey and have to admire his determination and drive in making the logistics of PHILFEST a reality. Overdrive was very honored to have Phil as a guest judge in our Bloodstock – Metal 2 The Masses most recent quarter final where he exclusively announced that The Answer have been added to the festival bill.
The Norther Irish rockers are no strangers to festivals and large crowds as they had the honor of the much coveted support slot to the mighty AC/DC for the North American and European dates during the Black Ice world tour.
With a total of nearly 140 performing acts over the three days, PHILFEST is shaping up to be one hell of a weekend. In keeping with the true festival ethos, there will be plenty of eclectic attractions for all tastes including a medieval area, comedy stage, alternative markets, archery and much much more, you will be hard pushed to find a better value festival to attend this summer.