More to see at Joy In The Park
Even more stellar names have been announced for this year's Joy In The Park festival line-up.
Dublin poet and performer Stephen James Smith, Dundalk songwriter Jinx Lennon, and Cork’s own star DJ and radio presenter Stevie G have all been added to the mix for the festival taking place on 23 July in Fitzgerald's Park.
They join the already confirmed The Frank & Walters, Karen Underwood, and Aoife Scott on the Joy Sylvie Stage for the second outing of the festival.
Stephen James Smith will be headlining the spoken word portion of the day. He has performed worldwide over the past 20 years, from Ballydehob to Bangkok, and will be joined by Emmet O'Brien, Bubba Shakespeare, Jim Crickard, and Rosalin Blue, with Stan Notte as MC.
A regular at major festivals and one of Ireland's music pioneers, RedFM DJ Stevie G will be spinning the decks, bringing a sound-system of hip-hop, soul and afro-beats during the afternoon, whilst Jinx Lennon, one of Ireland's most iconic underground artists, deals with social issues through his honest, gritty, funny and up-lifting punk folk commentary based songs.
Returning for its 2nd round, Ringo: Music Bingo, the world's greatest comedy-music-intro-game-not-quiz, will host a round of family movie theme tunes as well as some classic pop songs.
The Joy Sylvie Stage also welcomes this year, the Cork Headway Choir. A service for adults with Acquired Brain Injury, the choir has been a positive part of rehabilitation, improving memory, mood, and speech.
In partnership with Cork Mental Health Foundation, Joy In The Park is a celebration of life, whilst highlighting the importance of minding our mental health and wellbeing through bringing the community together and finding our Joy.
Joy In The Park is a free event for everyone and is able to take place because of the financial support provided by a number of institutions.
Funding confirmed to date include HSE Cork & Kerry Community Healthcare, HSE Cork Connecting For Life Programme, Cork City Council's Arts Office, Cork City Council, Minding Creative Minds, Shine A Light, and Cork Mental Health Foundation.