Listen to The Beat at One Love Concert

One year since Offaly Good Vibrations One Love Concert brought unity and great music to the people the organisers are proud to announce that the second One Love Concert will take place in the Faithful County once again on Saturday June 27 at Fergie's Bar, Tullamore.

Since last summer OGV have been busy formulating a strategic plan in organising seriously good gigs such as Hamell on Trial, Jinx Lennon, Mick Flannery (twice ) to mention but a few.

To headline the June 27 gig are a band that have been at the forefront of positive music since 1979.

Scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it's hard to remember a time when they didn't exist, such as "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Save it for Later". When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political, and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat.

The Beat are all about inclusion, rather than exclusion, and this showed in their personnel and their music influences. The Beat became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of the British ska movement.

By Christmas of 1979, The Beat were riding high in the UK charts with their first single, a smoking remake of the classic Smokey Robinson tune "Tears of a Clown".

The Beat are only doing two concerts in Ireland this summer. Offaly and Donegal are worthy of their ska beats and uplifting tunes.

Support on the night will come from a trusted mixer on the wheels of steel and local environmentalist outstanding in his field, Ragaman Bob

Tickets on sale at Fergie’s and Heartbeat City, Tullamore.

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