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North London's Finsbury Park plays host to the London Feis music festival in June. Bringing to the capital the very best in Irish music, plus an exciting line-up of international artists, the event promises to be something special.

This'll be the first ever London Feis, though you could look at it as a continuation of the popular Fleadh Festival that took place in Finsbury Park every year from 1990 to 2004 both the work of music mogul Vince Power, founder of the Mean Fiddler Group. Trust me, if anyone knows how to organise a decent festival, this man does.

Four stages spread throughout the park means that anyone lucky enough to snag a ticket will have a hard time deciding which acts to see on which stage.

The line-up is impressive, to say the least: American rock legend Bob Dylan will be headlining on the Saturday. Sunday sees Van the Man (that's Van Morrison, by the way) taking the same slot.

Other big-name acts performing on the Saturday include Christy Moore, The Cranberries, The Gaslight Anthem, Imelda May, The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors, and The Undertones, to name a few. And Shane MacGowan & Friends will be entertaining the masses too that performance might be worth the ticket price alone.

Sunday looks equally appealing, with acts such as Thin Lizzy, Horslips, Clannad, Jimmy Cliff, Camille O'Sullivan, and Hothouse Flowers taking to the stage. New acts are being added all the time but to see the latest line-up, click here.

Though the event takes place over two days, there'll be no on-site camping facilities available so if you have a weekend ticket, you'll need to leave the park at the end of Saturday night.

All the ingredients are there for a really memorable weekend. Now just cross your fingers and hope for some great weather.
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Why? Catch the legends Dylan and Morrison while you can.
When: 18th & 19th June, 2011
Where: Finsbury Park
Cost: 30 to 120. Free entry for children 12 years and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.
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