Forest Fest is delighted to host an array of wonderful performers including the Broken Theatre Circus, the Broken Theatre Fire Performers, Drag comes to Laois with Black Peppe and Dylan Jordon, the Port Art Collective, African Drum Circles, and last but not least Finnegan’s Wake, an opus and menagerie of music and magical entertainment curated by the redoubtable Big Spoon frontman, Dick Finnegan, reprising the role usually reserved for Jerry Fish at the neighbouring Electric Picnic.

Broken Theatre Circus

Roll up Roll up , Broken Theatre Circus Company will be bringing their inimitable brand of Mischief and Mayhem to Forest Fest 2022. With Circus performances and workshops all day long there’s never a dull moment!

Broken Theatre are the premier visionaries in creating and producing all things Spectacular, through commitment to excellence and fine tuned production. We are dedicated to bringing dreams to reality, attention to detail and creating bespoke shows with finesse.

Broken Theatre Fire Performers

Watch out for the spectacular Broken Theatre Fire performers and lots more surprises and treats in store for festival revellers.

Broken Theatre Fire Performance

Drag comes to Laois!

Prepare for an international performance from the Caribbean Empress, Black Peppa. One of the UK’s most celebrated up-and-coming drag performers. Based in Birmingham, Peppa travels across the UK performing to sold-out audiences, mastering choreography, hairography, and lip-sync perfection, all in high heels and outstanding style.

Dylan Jordan is one of London’s most renowned international drag performers, originally from Portugal. Noted for attention to detail, style, dressmaking, and high fashion, there will be no lash uncurled, hairpin concealed and a catwalk strut like no other.

The Port Art Collective

The Port’ Art Collective are busily creating and generating a diverse and eclectic programme of events, activities and workshops for the children who attend Forest Fest from July 22 to 24.

The Collective will be creating a pop-up village like no other, bringing together performers, artists, makers, and crafters all from their amazing pool of local talent, just beyond the forest.

There will be arts, crafts, and entertainment all day for kids and adults including pop-up makerspace, crafting tent, street art, acoustic beats, dancing, chill out area and lots more surprises still being conjured up.

African Drum Circles

In addition, children at Forest Fest can channel their inner drummer as the renowned David Day of Jabba Jabba Jembe will be bringing his own inimitable audience participation in the African Drumming and dance workshop to the Forest Fest arena. Dave’s inclusive style is fun and infectious and before you know it, you’ll be drumming and dancing, so you never want the music to stop.