Westport Festival of Music and Food has announced that Little Green Cars will perform on the Roisin Dubh stage at the family friendly boutique festival which takes place in the picturesque grounds of Westport House on both the Saturday and Sunday nights of the festival. It is the first time an act will play on both nights of the festival.
The festival has also added Dublin folk and roll duo Morrissey and Marshall and Tinariwen, a Grammy award winning band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert, to its eclectic line-up which will see some 70 acts perform across five stages over the two days.
Dublin band Little Green Cars have enjoyed great success over the past year with their number one debut album Absolute Zero which was released. The band have released three critically acclaimed singles, ‘The John Wayne’, ‘Harper Lee’, and ‘My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me’ which received extensive airplay in Ireland.
Morrissey and Marshall met in Eamonn Doran’s in 2007 and were no strangers to the world of music, but it was when they teamed up as front men for a previous rock n roll band that people really started to sit up and take notice. Drawing their influence from legendary acts such as The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, and The Kinks, they are most at home in front of a crowd, having accumulated a staggering volume of hours on stage both here and in London.
Tinariwen is a band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the nineties. The group first started to gain a following outside the Sahara region in 2001, with the release of The Radio Tisdas Sessions, and the performances at Festival au Désert in Mali and at the Roskilde festival in Denmark. Their popularity rose internationally with the release of the critically acclaimed Aman Iman in 2007.