Elvis Costello and Imelda May have been announced as the headline acts for the Westport Festival of Music and Food which was launched in Dublin on Wednesday night.
The two-day, family-friendly, Westport Festival will take place on June 29 and 30 in Westport House.
Other confirmed acts include legendary Galway band The Stunning, Alabama 3, Damien Dempsey, Ryan Sheridan, and Delorentos. Also, for the first time, the festival will play host to The Roisin Dubh Stage.
2013 sees the delicious Best in the West food village come to Westport Festival. An array of food producers will present the most exciting and vibrant foods the west has to offer; from Clew Bay Oysters and local Killary mussels, taken from the sea the day before, to Connemara mountain lamb infused with garlic and rosemary. The Friendly Food Form will return again this year combining cookery demonstrations, led by Irish chef Derry Clarke, with audience viewing, participation, and interaction.
This year’s Westport Festival will have a number of additional features suitable for all. The Dylan Bradshaw Hair Salon will give festivalgoers a chance to get their hair styled by one of Dylan’s team of multi award winning hair stylists. Top Irish photographer Barry McCall will have a photo booth on site, while another addition to the festival this year is The Cotton Club, where you will be transported back in time to the heady days of the 1920s.
The on-site family area will rival any other festival with the award-winning Pirate Adventure Park on the festival grounds.