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The date has been set and plans are in motion to mark the tenth anniversary of the Glasgowbury Music Festival on Saturday 24th July.

The tenth anniversary of the small but MASSIVE festival will take place on the second last weekend of July and preparations are already well under way.

The submissions period will remain open until the end of March to give interested bands and acts the opportunity to be considered for a spot – click here for information on how to submit.

And bolstered with the recent success at the Irish Festival Awards where the festival picked up four awards – the most of the year – Glasgowbury aim to build upon that success to deliver a fun-packed musical extravaganza for all to enjoy.

So whether you’ve been before or are planning a first time visit, mark Saturday 24th July in your diaries NOW!

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The Glasgowbury Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Draperstown, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is considered Northern Ireland’s largest independent outdoor music festival.

The Glasgowbury Music Festival made its first appearance in the summer of 2000 as a gathering of local bands, acts and showcases to raise awareness for the local charity, the Ulster Cancer Foundation. The event was co-ordinated by locally revered singer/songwriter, Paddy Glasgow and the event is named after him. The name is a play on the prestiged Glastonbury Festival. Since its foundation in 2000, the festival has been growing in popularity and with each year, the event draws a significantly larger crowd than the previous year.

By 2008, the festival had expanded to four separate stages with several areas allocated to traders, small businesses, and alternative entertainment. In recent years the event has enjoyed significant media coverage, with BBC Radio Foyle and RTÉ 2FM often broadcasting live throughout the day. Music journalists from various magazines such as Alternative Ulster and Hot Press have also been in attendance. Fans are invited to camp at the festival, with ground set aside to accommodate those who wish to do so.