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Feile 92 Photos

In 1992 I was at the Feile ’92 festuval in Thurles after I won a competition on 98FM. I recently found a collection of old photos which were taken with a Fuji disposable camera which I bought at the festuval. The camera was very poor, as you would expect from a disposable camera from 24 years ago. Some great memories of staying in the tented community at the racetrack, seeing bands like Extreme and experiencing Christy Moore during a rain storm.

Below is a select gallery of images from that festival weekend. If you spot yourself please leave a comment !

My memories of Feile are certainly varied. The weather was showery and I recall it lashing down as Christy Moore went on. I also recall many drunk people at the festival, at one point I thought I was walking on a riser but it was a drunk person under my foot – frightening. Extreme were amazing and I recall the discoball-like outfits of Shakespear Sister. I also remember, as the photo proves, the “Peig” notice on the big screen. There was also the countdown to Bryan Adams arrival on stage.

The recent TG4 programme about Feile in which Feile 92 was mentioned, discussed many of these memories. You might also have seen my name on the credits as the images on this page were to be used, but the programme length was cut shorter than was originally planned.

If you have any memories or photos please feel free to leave a comment about Feile or specifically Feile 92.

 

About Féile ’92

Féile ’92 was a music festival held in Thurles, Co. Tipperary between 31st July and 2nd August 1992. It was actually the first big festival I was every at. The venue was in Semple Stadium in Thurles, County Tipperary, and subsequent festivals were generally a three-day festival held over the bank holiday weekend in early August, however after 1996 it became a one day event before dying out until it’s revival in 2018.

At the 1992 festival the acts included The Wonder Stuff, James, The Beautiful South, Carter USM, Primal Scream, The Sultans Of Ping FC, PJ Harvey, Pop Will Eat Itself Toasted Heretic, Whipping Boy, The Ambition, Simply Red, The Saw Doctors, David Byrne, Shakespears Sister (in very sparkly outfits), EMF, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Inspiral Carpets, Luka Bloom, A House, Therapy?, The Pale,Black 47, Forget-Me-Nots, Bryan Adams, Christy Moore (in the lashing rain), Extreme, The Stunning, The 4 of Us, Buddy Guy, Del Amitri, Sharon Shannon, Les Négresses Vertes, Kirsty MacColl, and Big Geraniums.

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