Foróige Amplified

Live, late & loud!

Welcome to the official website of the Foróige Amplified music festival, our festival is a volunteer-led not for profit event.

Amplified takes place on July the 6th 2024 and is a fully affiliated Foróige Ireland event. You don't want to miss it!

On this website you will find all the info and important links you need if you are considering bringing your Foróige club, group or project to Amplified this year. Amplified takes place at the Knockmore GAA grounds just a few minutes from Ballina in County Mayo.

Following on from Amplified's success in 2022 and 2023 the volunteers have once again decided to bring Foróige Amplified back to the Knockmore GAA grounds for a 3rd year running, however, we are making some major changes to the site layout this year; you can expect the same great event only better!

This summer iRadio is teaming up with the Foróige Amplified Festival.

Lacken foroige won an amazing trip of a lifetime on the all-new iRadio Bop Bop Bus. The bus will arrive at Amplified this year in it's first appearance anywhere in Ireland.

Visit the iRadio website here for more details.

The Amplified Main Stage:

The centerpiece of the entire Amplified festival arena is our main stage. Entertainment starts here from 6:30pm and runs right through to the festival closing at 1am. The main stage has been further customized this year to include more visual effects and live music; we are using bigger sound this year and our three large HD-screens have been repositioned for an even better viewing experience for everyone.

On the main stage this year - in order of appearance are;

Sharron Lynskey MC - D.N.A. DJ's - Jessie Maciel - DJ Ois Bosh - Danny Byrne Band - DJ Avocado with special guest Michael Maloney - then its over to the iRadio duo of Steven Cooper & Dave Duke to close the festival.

Some side attractions at Amplified:

The silent Disco Marquee:

Back by popular demand is the amazing black light silent disco marquee, here you will be entertained by several DJ's going head to head throughout the evening with special guest appearances by a number of the main stage DJ's.

The Fun-fair:

This was introduced to Amplified in 2023 and proved an amazing success with a number of young people sighting this as their number one highlight of Amplified, so again, by overwhelming demand the Fun-fair is back just with double the rides (four) this year, we will have better Q'ing facilities this year and the fun-fair is still at the amazingly low price of just 3 euro per go.

The sound shack:

This is our outdoor music trailer that entertained the crowd in the food court area last year, we have now expanded the number of DJ's playing the shack this year as well as added bigger sound and more lighting.

The Food Court & chill out area:

We have relocated "some" of the food-court & seating area to a brand new location this year. We have again doubled the number of seats in this area and the food options have also been further expanded.

New this year; the seating area will remain open much longer allowing everyone more time to enjoy this area.

All food vendors on site this year will clearly display their prices so everyone can see the price before they que for that vendor. We'll add in a list of vendors here over the coming weeks.

Amplified & iRadio:

The perfect partnership; Amplified have teamed up with iRadio this year to further help promote the event and the great work foroige volunteers do week in week out supporting young people.

iRadio have an amazing competition coming up where you could win a VIP bus trip to Amplified in an iRadio branded bus.