Early bird tickets

THE Y Not Festival is gearing up for another exciting summer.

A limited number of early bird tickets have been released for the three-day event, which opens on Friday August 5. Priced at £55 per person for the whole weekend, they are £10 cheaper than the usual standard ticket. Children under-12 go free.

The Rash is the first local band to be confirmed. The four-piece from Ashbourne play an intriguing blend of folk and Eastern-styled acoustic music, while drawing heavily on influences such as Simon and Garfunkel and the Beach Boys.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased via www.ynotfestivals.com.