Vodafone takes Centre Stage with €4m investment in online festival hub

31 May 2013

Actress and DJ Michelle Doherty; artist and DJ Mo Kelly; comedian Bernard O'Shea; and model and DJ Vogue Williams

Mobile operator Vodafone will invest more than €4m over the coming months in a new Centre Stage online hub and sponsorship programme that will provide festival goers with exclusive content from key festivals happening in Ireland this summer. Festivals include the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Live at the Marquee and Sea Sessions.

The new online hub will provide festival-goers with exclusive content, the latest news, inside reviews and buzz around the festivals, as well as great giveaways across the summer.

Content will be compiled by guests from the entertainment world, including blogger Mark Graham, Le Cool Dublin, comedian Bernard O’Shea and DJ and actress Michelle Doherty.

“Ireland is famous for some of the best festivals in Europe, each with its own unique personality and we’re looking forward to adding to the great experiences already on offer,” explained Vodafone’s head of brand operations Paula Murphy.

Vodafone Summer of Festival Calendar:

Forbidden Fruit, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin: 1-3 June 2013

Sea Sessions, Bundoran, Co Donegal: 21-23 June 2013

Body & Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath: 21-23 June 2013

Live at the Marquee, Cork: 12-21 July 2013

Vodafone Comedy Festival, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin: 26-29 July 2013

Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival, Charleville Castle, Co Westmeath: 2-4 August 2013

Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois: 1-3 September 2013

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years