Is that the pitter-patter of tiny new festival feet we hear? It sure is!

The Big Viking Picnic, a novel music and history festival, will invade Meath from the 29th-30th of August.

Viking lovers can take a step back in time and enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled weekend. The event will run in support of Aoibheann’s pink tie and the cast of TV’s Vikings are also set to attend.

The cancer charity, which relies solely on public donations, “help and offer practical support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer and who are attending St John’s Oncology Ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital. Focused on children attending the only treatment center for childhood cancer in Ireland, we will support the complete family unit, of parents and siblings, who may not understand what is happening to their Brother or Sister.”

Performances during the festival come courtesy of: Red Empire, The Riot Tapes, Buffalo Sunn,The Celtic Blondes, Supernaught (Black Sabbath tribute) Stone Cold Sober, The Two Dubs, Shoe The Donkey, Red Hot Copy Peppers, Sunset Strip ’80s band, Simply Sinatra, Christy Moore tribute, Penrose, Donna Marie & Michael, Christy Kavanagh and the Patriots (Luke Kelly tribute). More artists TBA.

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was established by Jimmy Norman, after his daughter lost her battle with cancer.

Tickets for the Kells event are available from EventBrite and range from €30-60.