Friday 28 October 2016

Angela Scanlon: Going feral at festivals is muddy great

Angela Scanlon
Angela Scanlon
Angela Scanlon

Forget the designer wellies and floral headbands - broadcaster Angela Scanlon says "going feral" at festivals is the way to dress.

The quirky TV presenter (left) may always be impeccably turned out on air, but she's not afraid to rough it when it comes to muddy Irish festivals.

The Meath native, who recently did the BBC coverage of Scottish festival, T in the Park, is a seasoned pro when it comes to having fun at music events and counts Electric Picnic among her favourites.

"I don't think a festival is successful if you don't have a few disasters," she said.


"It's the one time people can literally let their hair down and get a bit feral and go nuts, and that's why people love them so much.

While the Ratoath woman is busy working on a new RTE show and holiday series Getaways, she has her eye on returning as digital host of BBC's The Voice UK.

"We haven't even got there, it's far, far away, but there have been talks which is great," she said. "It's about timing and I'm sure there's a million other factors that come into play, but I would love to go back.

"It was a lot of fun."

Bailed Out for city fest

Following the success of his previous show, Guaranteed, playwright and journalist Colin Murphy is set to bring his new drama documentary, Bailed Out, to the stage in the Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire.

Through the art of theatre, the production tells the story of how Ireland fell into the clutches of the Troika.

The play, directed by Conall Morrison, will premiere as part of Festival on Tour in the Dublin Theatre Festival and will run from September 26 to October 4.

Tickets are priced from €16 and are available from www.dublintheatrefest.com

Good beats and eats in Dun Laoghaire

Celebrate this bank holiday weekend with great music and stunning surroundings with The Beatyard at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Top musical acts including Sister Sledge, Four Tet and Neneh Cherry are lined up to play the two-day extravaganza.

Foodies can rejoice as the festival will also feature an Eatyard with Ouzo's Fish Shack, Staple Foods and Teddy's famous ice cream.

Day tickets cost €59.50, with a weekend pass priced at €95, available from www.the-beatyard.com

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