June 23 and 24, Westport House, Westport, Mayo
Set amidst a 400-acre site in the heart of Westport town in Mayo, Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts is a two-day celebration of music and song, embracing the a strong local and international rock, folk, celtic and acoustic line-up. Billed as a festival for grown-ups (can we still bring our Jedward lunchboxes?), Westport’s gridlocked bill marks the only Irish festival dates for several artists, including Ray Davies, Seasick Steve, Jools Holland and Macy Gray. As for Chic, we are so ready to party!
ACTS: Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Seasick Steve, Alison Moyet, Nick Lowe, Chic, Marc Almond, The Dubliners, Jools Holland, Imelda May, Macy Gray, Royseven, The Undertones, Rocco Deluca, The Lost Brothers, Tom Baxter, Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Lloyd Cole, Hothouse Flowers, Duke Special, Eddi Reader, The Minutes, David Kitt, Jerry Fish, The 4 Of Us, The Kanyu Tree, The Riptide Movement, Bipolar Empire, Cars Love Girls, Rainy Boy Sleep and Eoin Glacken.
Tickets priced €130 for the weekend or €75 for a day ticket.