Holycoss getting all set to Cut Loose

Organisers of the forthcoming Cut Loose County Music Festival in Holycross are promising a bigger and better day out for all patrons with outstanding value for money a given for the 20 Euro ticket.

The third annual event will see six of the biggest acts in the business take to the stage in what has become one of the highlights of the local music scene. Indeed, Cut Loose has grown in repute to such an extent that people come from far and wide to enjoy the surrounds of Holycross village, Mid Tipperary and of course the music itself.

Chairman of the organising committee established by Holycross Ballycahill GAA Club, Michael Lowry, TD says that the various teams involved in running the event have taken on board the huge level of feedback from previous years and are taking measures to ensure that Cut Loose can be even better organised in 2014.

“One of the great elements of Cut Loose has been the really positive feedback we have received each year. But, we have seen different aspects which could be undertaken in a different manner and we have moved to improve every single aspect. The festival is really established now and people have marked it in their diary from a long way out. We are expecting an even bigger attendance in Holycross than we have had in previous years,” Deputy Lowry told The Tipperary Star this week.

The incredible voluntary effort involved in readying St Michael’s GAA Grounds in Holycross for the festival is on-going with scores of people preparing the facilities over a number of weeks. And, on the day itself the venue will be brimming with activity with stewards, helpers, assistants, ticket sellers and workers - all drawn from the general club membership and the local community - coming together to lend a hand.

Then, no sooner will the music be finished than the pitch will be restored to it’s natural order with all of those volunteers moving very quickly to clean up and move on.

“We have excellent facilities in place from the moment people arrive at the free parking, through to the full bar and food outlets, the toilet, first aid, shops etc. It has all been looked after and people know that they can come to Holycross, park up and enjoy a very comfortable festival with six of the best in the business frontlining. It is magnificent value for money and a great day out for anyone who comes along,” Michael Lowry said.

Tickets are on sale at the present time and there has been a big take-up already. And, patrons will be able to come along and pay an admission fee at the gate on the day of the event also if they so wish. However, it is advisable to have tickets for ease of entry to the grounds.

So, mark the date in your diary and get ready to don the stetson for the Cut Loose County Music Festival. Gates open from midday with the music commencing shortly afterwards. See our entertainment page for a chance to win free tickets to the event.




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