We've got a pair of weekend tickets (plus camping) for the Rhythm Festival this Bank Holiday August weekend to give away.
All you need to do is answer this question:
What was the name of Ardal O'Hanlon's character in Father Ted?
Answers to: mail
(Note: Rhythm Festival, held as a single event in Bedfordshire since 2006, becomes 3 linked festivals in 2012 with the addition of Rhythm Folk andRhythm & Blues and takes place at Old Warden Park in Bedfordshire over the Bank Holiday Weekend of August 24-26th.)
Rhythm Festival promoter Jim Driver announced today that the comedy stage will be headlined by Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon on Saturday 25th and by veteran Punk Poet and comedian John Cooper Clarke on Sunday 26th. The rest of the all-star comedy bill will be announced shortly.
Ardal O'Hanlon: The hilarious star of 'Father Ted', 'Blessed' and 'My Hero' is coming over from Ireland for a rare live show and especially for Rhythm Festivals. A highly acclaimed stand up, Ardal has toured to sell out audiences internationally and released two Top Ten stand up DVD's. Recently Ardal completed production in a lead role for the feature film, ‘Wide Open Spaces’. Ardal's debut book, ‘The Talk of the Town’ proved to not only be a Best Seller – but has recently been voted one of the 1001 books of all time, to read before you die.
Official website: link
The confirmed line-up so far:
Friday 24th August:
RHYTHM FESTIVAL: Hawkwind, The Slackers (USA), The Beat, Three Bonzos & A Piano, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Swans in Flight
RHYTHM FOLK: Peatbog Faeries, Jim Moray & His Band, Lucy Ward, Jamie Smith's Mabon
RHYTHM & BLUES: Wilko Johnson, Geno Washington & Yo-Yo Blues, Buick 6, Mitch Laddie Band
Saturday 25th August:
RHYTHM FESTIVAL: Booker T, The Damned, Ardal O'Hanlon, Denis Alcapone (Jamaica), King Mob, The Groundhogs, Here & Now, The Captain Sensible Band, Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys, The Magic Tombolinos, Virgil & The Accelerators, The Barker Band, Leatherat, Pearl Handled Revolver.
RHYTHM FOLK: The Strawbs, The Ian McMillan Orchestra, Richard Digance, David Knopfler, Travelling Band, Wishing Well (Aus), Faeries Wear Boots
RHYTHM & BLUES: The Blues Band, Big Boy Bloater, Chantel McGregor, Dave Kelly, Lucy Zirins
Sunday 26th August:
RHYTHM FESTIVAL: Ken Boothe (Jamaica), John Cooper Clarke, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, David Rodigan, Boomtown Rats, John Otway Big Band, Delroy Williams & The Junction Band, Mystery Juice, King Hammond, Macavity's Cat, Attila The Sockbroker, Barnstormer, Intensified, Big 10
RHYTHM FOLK: Show of Hands featuring Miranda Sykes, Lau, Scott Matthews, Moulettes, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Damh The Bard
RHYTHM & BLUES: Oli Brown Band, Hat Fitz & Cara, Michael Messer & The Second Mind Band, Crosstown Lightnin' (featuring Charles Shaar Murray), Cherry Lee Mewis, Bare Bones Boogie Band