ELECTRONIC MUSIC, indie, reggae, DJ sets, Irish trad, and straight ahead rock’n’roll will be in plentiful supply next weekend in Salthill at the Fairy Hill Music Festival 2011.
The Fairy Hill Music Festival takes place on Saturday August 13 at Leisureland, Salthill, and runs from 3pm to 12 midnight with shows taking place inside Leisureland itself and on an outdoor arena on the Leisureland grounds.
The highlight will be a DJ set from Orbital in the main arena. The show will see brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll donning their trademark torchlight glasses and delivering the height of quality electorninca. The duo are also recording a new album so listen carefully as they may check audience reaction to some of their new tunes.
Also on the main stage will be Derry’s The Japanese Popstars, also performing a DJ set; electronic duo RhythmScheme; techno wizard Paul Chambers; reggae act Welfare & Stephen DubCulture; DJ and electronic producer Justin Robertson; the mighty Irish indie-rock songwriter Jape; and Dublin rock band Reader’s Wives.
The outdoor arena will feature a host of brilliant Irish and Galway acts including Intinn, who mix reggae, dub, drum’n’bass, and Irish trad. Indeed there will be a feast of reggae on the night with sets from Worries Outernational, The Dub Doctors, and The Roots Factory also to look forward to.
Rock fans can enjoy alternative rock quartet Machine Gun Baby and Galway/Mayo grunge/classic rock trio 21 Outs. There will also be electro from Ana Gog; the brilliant Galway/Donegal indie rockers Go Panda Go; Galway folk/trad/rock band The Rye.
Starting off the music outdoors on the day will be singer-songwriters Carla Merrigan, Eoin Mannion, Peter Duffy, Gavin James, and Ultan Conlon.