Massive heavy rock festival announces return to Ireland after 25 years

Massive heavy rock festival announces return to Ireland after 25 years

A MASSIVE new festival has been announced for Ireland which will see big names play in Co Kildare next summer.

The eagerly anticipated Sunstroke festival will take place in Punchestown Racecourse over the weekend of 13 June 2020, with camping options available for those who want to risk braving the weather.

The festival will see huge acts descend on the Racecourse, with Faith No More and Deftones set to headline the event.

Popular bands such as Black Veil Brides, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Neck Deep, Bowling For Soup, While She Sleeps and Refused are also among the 34 acts announced so far, with the festival organisers promising there are many more to come-- you can read the full line-up on the Sunstroke website here.

The announcement is a huge win for rock and metal fans in the country after the loss of alternative festivals such as Oxegen, which finished for good in 2013 after attempting to rebrand itself as a dance festival.

For many, Sunstroke Festival will be an entirely new event, but veteran Irish rockers may have attended already-- it last took place 25 years ago in Dublin's Dalymount Park, and fittingly, Faith No More had also headlined Sunstroke's final showdown that year.

Whether you're a greenhorn or a returner, early birds interested in attending the first Sunstroke Festival in 25 years can get their hands on tickets next Tuesday, December 3rd at 9am.

A single day ticket will cost €69.50, whereas the full weekend ticket will cost €129.50.

Weekend camping is a bit extra at €159.50, but if you're a fan of the craic at the campsite we reckon the extra is definitely worth it.

The early bird tickets will be sold for 48 hours only-- after that you'll have to wait for General Sale, when all tickets cost €10 more.