We came across the Phase One lot last year when we were in the middle of our own torturous Fund:it run. Now it’s their turn to bite their nails to the quick.
The festival is of an electronica bent and houses itself in the Dock, a 19th Century former Courthouse building taken over by Leitrim’s raggle-taggle bands of artists to become an integrated arts centre. The festival which runs on April 19th and 20th down in Carrick-on-Shannon is trying crowd fund enough dosh for an up and comers stage.
Phase One is part of a rash of smaller festivals breaking out across the island and it’d be nice to see it stick around and grow. If you’re looking to cure that itch for quality beats in great venues, then dig deep.