The Lisdoonvarna Festival, organised by Zenith Productions, now in its fifth year is preparing for the arrival of 70,000 music fans.

RTÉ News speaks to Paddy Doherty from Zenith Productions about how the festival back in 1978. Jim Shannon describes the work that goes into organising the event every year. 

The Lisdoonvarna festival originally began as a folk and traditional music event but now includes more genres. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 June 1982.

The fifth Lisdoonvarna Festival features bands such as Jackson Browne, UB40, Wishbone Ash, The Chieftains, Stockton's Wing and The Atrix.

Lisdoonvarna Festival (1978)
Lisdoonvarna Festival (1978)

Lisdoonvarna Festival (1979)
Lisdoonvarna Festival (1979)

Lisdoonvarna Festival (1980)
Lisdoonvarna Festival (1980)

Lisdoonvarna Festival (1981)
Lisdoonvarna Festival (1981)