UK indie legends Editors, The Kooks and Idlewild are set for the Indiependence Music & Arts Festival 2016 alongside some of the biggest Irish names of recent times in Bell X1, Ash and The Strypes.

INDIE 16 returns to the Deer Farm, Mitchelstown this summer from Friday, July 29th to Sunday, July 31st. Following on from record attendances last year, the festival which is now in its eleventh year, looks forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces.

INDIE favourites over the years Hudson Taylor, and The Blizzards all make a welcome return. As always, Indiependence is Ireland’s best festival to find new and rising acts and INDIE16 will feature some of the finest around in Little Hours, King Kong Company, Pleasure Beach, Brian Deady, CC Brez, Saint Sister, Coasts and Stephanie Rainey.

Three tiers of early bird tickets for INDIE16 have already sold out, with weekend camping tickets for the festival now on sale at €119.

INDIE fans will be happy to see the return of the Beer Hall Stage, Comedy & Spoken Word, the Silent Disco, Festi-Huts and a wide variety of food options over the course of the weekend, with more announcements imminent.

Indiependence has provided the stage for many superb Irish acts to play their first festival before moving on to bigger things (just ask Kodaline!).

Despite its increased capacity, INDIE15 sold out in advance so festival goers shouldn’t leave it too late to get their tickets for this summer.