The National has been announced as the first headline act for Waterford’s All Together Now Festival.
The event returns to Curraghmore Estate for the second time from August 2nd to 4th.
Following the sad and sudden loss of John Reynolds, the founder of POD, the whole team says they look forward to realising the vision and dedication, which over the last three decades changed the Irish cultural landscape.
The statement from POD said:
This year we set off on All Together Now’s maiden voyage. Curraghmore Estate’s 3000 acres provided a setting so fruitful and so beautiful, with incredible history. We had the pleasure of creating and curating a festival here – a festival which has boundless possibility as it evolves each year. This year’s festival carried an inspiring atmosphere, where people were respectful of each other, the incredible landscape and wonderful performers.
Setting off on this journey, we endeavoured to embrace the landscape’s beauty, to honour the past but also to collaborate and create a new future. Following the sad and sudden loss of John Reynolds, the founder of POD, the whole team look forward to realising the vision and dedication, which over the last three decades changed the Irish cultural landscape. In this year’s festival programme, John proclaimed himself as ‘the so-called captain of the best team in the world’. When creating a festival, something happens…similar to creating art, what has been made carries a history and a future, the beauty of it, just like a work of art that is created, can live long past the creator, respecting its history but continuing to evolve with a vision of the future. Festivals provide many states of emotion for people, a place to rebel, a place to escape, a place to reflect and a place to celebrate. All Together Now’s ethos was to create a place for like-minded people – music lovers, passionate performers, families, artists, musicians, creators, rebels and refugees of a changing festival landscape – to come together and create a truly magical atmosphere across one weekend.
There is a piece of us all in All Together Now.