It will be no secret that Castlefest is an international festival.
Not only do the visitors come from all over the world to enjoy these 4 days of fantasy heaven, also the bands come from the far corners of Europe.
Noticeable is a small group of bands from the Iberian Peninsula, two of which are new to Castlefest:
Drusuna- Ritual Pagan Folk
from Madrid and
Trobar de Morte
from Barcelona (previously at Castlefest in 2015). Not all are well-known bands in these regions but they will bring you a beautiful mix of pagan folk tunes.
Even if you don’t know these bands or are unfamiliar with Pagan Folk, these musicians from the south are worth checking out. We even accept another Iberian invasion in this country, and actually they are allowed to stay for 80 years if they continue making awesome music ?
Castlefest brings a mix of many styles of folk music.
You have bands like
with a very modern style of folk to
with their country folky feel, to
with their polka folk madness.
One other style you will be able to enjoy is the Pagan Folk. There are quite a few bands at Castlefest playing different styles of Pagan folk,
with their bagpipes and drums,
with their dance-able tunes,
(do I need to say more),
who will give you music in honour of the Celtiberian wolf god, and so many more.
Besides listening to this music you can also up your knowledge on the pagan folk scene at the Academy!
On Friday from 16.30h you can join CeltCast’s
in the academy tent with
, to get to know more about this beautiful style of folk!
It’s like magic!
Our little badge is turning 1 year old! Last year at the summer edition of
we introduced you all to this little cutie. So who was lucky enough to have the first one?
This year it is even cuter! So, don’t forget to pick up this one in exchange for a hug or a smile.
The revelation of the festival season 2018 is returning to Castlefest!!!
Last year at
we were introduced to
from Italy. And it was a party! Everybody had a great time dancing to their combination of highly contemporary and electronic Celtic music!
This party we got to redo 3 times at
This year these friendly Italians will be returning to the Castlefest stages on the Thursday and Friday!!!
And that’s not all!!! The SIDH with also sit down on the Castlefest Academy sofa with CeltCast and let you ask them all sorts of questions!!
This year the Belgians are taking over. Both
join forces for this unique one time show, presented as the Belga Boys & Girls Party Band!
The festive music of La Horde, combined with the tribal vibes of Rastaban will surely bring you a party to remember on the Saturday night of Castlefest.
And if that’s not enough, our Belgian friends from
will also perform on Saturday. Check the Castlefest schedule for full details!