Moville gets back to the sixties next month

Eight annual BeatlesFest on August bank holiday weekend

If all you need is love, then there’s no better place to be in early August than Moville for the eighth annual BeatlesFest.

The festival, the only one dedicated to the Fab Four in Ireland, takes place from Friday August 1 through Sunday August 3.

Once again former Beatles road manager Tony Bramwell will be in town to recall the achievements [and antics!] of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

With the music spreading to the Redcastle Hotel for this year’s Beatles carnival, organiser Gerry McLaughlin is looking forward to another memorable weekend.

“It looks like it is going to be a bumper festival this year. It’s great having the Redcastle Hotel on board this time. Their PR and marketing knowledge will help get the word out to Beatles fans all over the world,” he said.

The three-day festival has three different themed nights with the opening Friday being billed as ‘Come Together’ evening; Saturday as ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and Sunday as ‘Hello Goodbye’.

Sandwiched in between are ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and ‘Strawberry Fields’ afternoons on the Saturday and Sunday. They take place at the open-air putting green cafe, where fans can listen to Beatles music all afternoon with a cream tea and cup of tea or coffee overlooking scenic Lough Foyle.

Also arriving this year is Tony Bramwell, who will host a questions and answers session.

Organiser Gerry is delighted to welcome back the former Beatles road manager and great friend to the legendary group.

“He was over here recently, at the behest of the Redcastle Hotel, to launch the BeatlesFest on The Lough 2014, and told many great stories to the assembled audience, including his lost weekends with Richard Harris.”

“He reiterated that Moville is one of his three favourite places in the world [along with Nashville and Hawaii]. He said that the people are very friendly and he is considering retiring to Moville,” Gerry added.