Indie-pendence is an annual Irish indie-rock music festival, the 2008 edition of which took place at New Square in Mitchelstown, County Cork over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 1 and Sunday 3). It is billed as Ireland's only free independent music festival. The festival is sponsored by Guinness and Cork's Red FM.

2006 festival

The 2006 festival was a two-day affair taking place on Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6. It was headlined by The Proclaimers, The Sultans Of Ping FC and The Frank and Walters. Hybrasil also played at the festival.

2006 line-up

Saturday August 5 - 8pm

The Proclaimers


The Iron Jelloids

Sunday August 6 - 2pm

'''The Sultans Of Ping FC


Fair Verona

Eve of Mind

The Vital Spark

Sunday August 6 - 8pm

The Frank and Walters

The Chalets

Lotus Lullaby

2007 festival

The 2007 festival took place from Friday August 3 until Monday August 6. Editors had previously been rumoured to appear on the Sunday night of the 2007 festival but organisers have confirmed that - although talks were held with the band - the Birmingham quartet did not play. Their rumoured headline slot was instead filled by co-headliners Delorentos and Director. Republic of Loose headlined on Friday, followed by The Sultans Of Ping FC on Saturday. The Monday night saw the bill dominated by world music acts, with Niwell Tsumbu and Harry J & The Conspiracy performing. Other bands to play included Ham Sandwich , The Chapters, The Aftermath, Fight Like Apes and Vesta Varro. An acoustic stage was yet to be announced.

2007 line-up

Friday August 3

Republic of Loose

The Chapters

Miss Motif

Noise Control

Saturday August 4

The Sultans of Ping FC

The Stone Roses Experience

Ham Sandwich

Vesta Varro

Sunday August 5



The Aftermath

Fight Like Apes

Hooray For Humans

Bill Coleman

The Times

Television Room

Exit The Street


Exit: Pursued by a Bear

Monday August 6

Harry J & The Conspiracy

Niwell Tsumbu

Poles Apart

Nigerian Drums

Brazilian Samba

2008 festival

Indie-pendence 2008, like previous years, took place at New Square in Mitchelstown, County Cork from August 1 to 3. Plans to change the event into a three-day green site festival with full camping facilities were put on hold until 2009. Amongst the performees were The Blizzards, Cathy Davey, Ham Sandwich, The Flaws, Fight Like Apes, The Chapters, Dirty Epics, Alphastates, Travega, Gemma Hayes, Giveamanankick, Sweet Jane, The Laundry Shop, Hope is Noise, Fred, The Kinetiks, The Aftermath, Vesta Varro, New Amusement, Rulers of the Planet, and Supermodel Twins. Entry was free.


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