Some of the top names from the home circuit will converge on Emo for the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival and the promoters are delighted with the flood of enquiries pouring in about the shows.

Emo is buzzing ahead of the festival weekend. American country will be much to the fore and the shows will be staged in the Buckaroo Big Top marquee in the grounds of the Gate House Bar. A purpose-built dance floor will accommodate dancers from all over the midlands and further afield who are making the trip to Laois for the festival.