The popular Scottish event, which lost nearly £200,000 last year amid rising costs, will not return, its organisers say in a statement
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Sunstroke 1993 headliner Faith No More will also headline the comeback event, alongside Deftones, at Punchestown Racecourse next summer
By Jon Chapple on 27 Nov 2019
Faith No More and Deftones will headline Sunstroke when the ’90s alternative-rock festival returns to Ireland next summer.
Sunstroke, promoted by Denis Desmond’s MCD Productions, debuted in 1993 in Dublin’s Dalymount Park, when it was also headlined by Faith No More, according to RTE. The final Sunstroke took place at the Royal Dublin Society’s RDS Simmonscourt venue in 1995.
For its return in 2020, it will take place at Punchestown Racecourse near Naas – formerly also home to MCD’s Oxegen festival – on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June.
Other performers over three stages include the Jesus and Mary Chain, Gojira, Black Veil Brides and Killing Joke, as well as Bowling for Soup, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and Mongol-metal band the Hu.
Earlybird weekend tickets, priced at €129.50 (inc. booking fee) or €159.50 with camping, go on sale at 10am on 3 December.
MCD’s other festivals include the annual Longitude event, also in Dublin, as well as Love Sensation, Summer in the City and the Irish leg of Country to Country (C2C).
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