It was another Indiependence to remember for festival-goers as INDIE 17 delivered yet again for the 10,000 in attendance at the weekend at the Deer Farm site outside Mitchelstown. Now in its 12th year, Indiependence hosted bands on two main stages with other smaller venues and DJ tents placed across the site north of the town and just a short 15 minute walk to the town centre.

The Manic Street Preachers closed the festival on the main stage on Sunday night bringing yet another INDIE to a successful conclusion.

Over the three days many of the town centre businesses, particularly the bars and eateries, benefited from the huge crowds that came in their droves to sample the wonderful atmosphere and support the Busking Festival.

Festival organiser Shane Dunne, said it was a very busy weekend overall. He said he was very happy with everything and that the weekend went off 'with very little incident'.

“We hope everyone had a great time and that the local businesses did well out of it,” he said…..

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Jamie O'Flaherty
Jamie O’Flaherty works as a reporter in our Mitchelstown office. From Clonmel in County Tipperary, Jamie was educated at St Mary’s and Highschool Clonmel. He studied News Journalism at Coláiste Chathail Naofa and Sports Journalism with The Irish Academy of Public Relations. Previously, Jamie wrote for the Nationalist newspaper in Clonmel as a freelance journalist. He can be contacted on 087-2422734 or by email