BeatlesFest on the Lough

Tony Bramwell, who was a childhood friend of both Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and who was the BeatlesFest road manager throughout their careers, was in Ireland recently, to launch the 8th annual BeatlesFest on the Lough. It takes place in Moville, Co. Donegal and is Ireland’s only annual festival of Beatles music.

He was there at the behest of the Redcastle Hotel who have joined the BeatlesFest for the first time. The festival has now spread to Redcastle which is 4 miles down the road from Moville. Tony will give a talk there as well as answering questions.

Indoors and Outdoors

The BeatlesFest on the Lough lasts for three whole days and nights and takes place both indoors and outdoors in multiple locations.

The festival afternoons and nights will all have different names. It kicks off on the Friday with Come Together Night. The busiest night will be on the Saturday which is called A Hard Day’s Night. It finishes on Sunday with Hello, Goodbye Night.

Putting Green Cafe

In the afternoons there will be Here Comes the Sun afternoon on the Saturday and Strawberry fields afternoon on the Sunday.

Those afternoon sessions take place at the open-air Putting Green Cafe. It is in Bath Green which overlooks Lough Foyle where Beatles fans can listen to live Beatles music with a cream tea and cup of coffer or tea whilst watching the oyster and mussel boats operating in the salmon-filled sea lough.

The festival takes place from August 1st to 3rd in multiple venues in Moville, Donegal. Ireland’s only annual DylanFest also  takes place in Moville from  August 21st to 24th.