Another national award for Laois' second biggest music festival... Bare in the Woods

Lynda Kiernan

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Another national award for Laois' second biggest music festival...  Bare in the Woods

Happy campers at the 2016 Bare in the Woods festival

Laois has become the county for successful musical festivals, with the announcement today that Bare in the Woods has won the Best One Day Festival award at the Irish Festival Awards, for the second year running. 

"Humbled to have once again won the Best One Day Festival at the Irish Festival Awards!," the organisers announced on social media this morning.

It was also shortlisted for the 'Best Lineup' award.

The festival in the beautiful Garryhinch woods, on the Laois Offaly border between Mountmellick and Portarlington, is reknowned for it's chilled eco-friendly ethos and seriously good music entertainment.

The fourth festival has evolved into a three day event, on June 9, 10 and 11, headlined by House of Pain and Mike Skinner. Comedians Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain are also part of the eclectic line-up. 

Tickets are still on sale for BARE17, at €40 for a day ticket and €100 for a weekend. See www.barefestival.com