Rising singing star Shauna Tohill confirmed for Stendhal festival

Magherafelt singer Shauna Tohill and her band Silhouette have been confirmed for Stendhal 2012.

Magherafelt singer Shauna Tohill and her band Silhouette have been confirmed for Stendhal 2012.

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SINGING starlet Shauna Tohill is set to appear at this year’s Stendhal Festival at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady.

The Magherafelt singer will appear fronting band Silhouette at the 2012 Festival of Art this August.

The high energy alternative pop act, which also includes Shauna’s sister Eimhear, will grace the stage with a host of big name local acts including Furlo, Alternative Rock act Axis of, and Irish Reggae revolutionaries The Barley Mob,

Shauna herself has also been very busy recently, accompanying Snow Patrol to sing with them during their recent European Tour.

Confirming Silhouette’s place on the Stendhal stage festival organiser John Cartwright said Shauna and the group are “sure to go down a storm” at the 2012 event.

Shauna has enjoyed tremendous success this year with her band Silhouette, whose song ‘Can’t Keep Up’ was selected to front the current advertising campaign by the Northern Irish Tourist Board. Lead vocalists Shauna is also an integral part of Rams’ Pocket Radio who are also soaring in popularity across the UK, particularly after amazing airplay on Radio One, and the woman herself is just back from touring with legendary Northern Irish rockers Snow Patrol.

Also on the cards for the Stendhal Festival of Art which will be taking place over at two day extravaganza at Ballymully Cottage Farm on August 17 and 18, 2012 will be a line up of rock, pop, funk, jazz and blues, indie, acoustic, folk, Reggae, country, hip-hop, punk, metal, classical, choral and Bluegrass acts. There will also be poetry, comedy and theatre on the bill, to add to an excellent selection of music.

A fuller family entertainment schedule has also been laid on for this year’s event, with Stendhal’s art gallery set to return “bigger and better”.

In addition Stendhal will once again have a craft market full of wonderfully original nick-knacks, top class food and drink at high street prices, a fun fair, a secret garden area and many more little surprises to be discovered.

The line-up this year includes several stand-out local acts including Limavady’s own Furlo, Alternative Rock act Axis of, Irish Reggae revolutionaries The Barley Mob, the sublime Innishowen Gospel Choir, The Gorgeous Colours, The Steve Experiment, the 20 piece collaboration The Crimson Piper Sonic Orchestra, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas, Exit Pursued by bear and North Coast Hardcore outfit Lantern For a Gale.

Also taking the stage will be Master and Dog, metal legends Triggerman, Mojo Gogo, Best Boy Grip, Owl Parliament, Wookalily, and gypsy folk outfit Balkan Alien Sound.

Over 20 more acts are still to be announced so stay tuned to www.stendhalfestival.com, our Facebook page and Twitter @stendhalireland for details as they emerge.

Tickets for the event will be on sale at Ticketmaster and numerous high street outlets at the start of May priced at £20 for a Saturday day Ticket, £25 for a weekend camping pass and £35 for a family weekend camping pass (2 adults and up to 4 kids under 18).