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GLAM ROCK legends the New York Dolls and a major dance show by the brilliant Michael Clark, inspired by the Glam era of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed, are just two of the many exciting shows, concerts, events, readings, and exhibitions lined up for this year’s Galway Arts Festival, which runs from July 13 to 26.
“WATCHING BARACK Obama get to The White House was such a one-off experience. For him to go from such obscurity to the highest political position in the world in such as short space time was an unparalleled journey in American politics.”
BON IVER, aka Justin Vernon, will play his only Irish show this year at the Big Top as part of Galway Arts Festival and tickets are now on sale.
JUST UNDER 10 years ago Lisa Hannigan drifted into the public consciousness as the otherworldly backing vocalist in Damien Rice’s band and featured prominently on Rice’s chart-topping debut album O.
THE GALWAY Arts Festival takes place from Monday July 13 to Sunday 26 and this year’s programme will be launched on Tuesday June 2. However if you can’t wait until then, here is a sneak preview of what to expect.
The Galway Arts Festival Box Office will open in Merchants Hall, 1-5 Merchants Road, Galway at 10am on Monday.
The Festival Big Top is set to join a list of iconic festivals that are hosting great musical talent this summer. Following their enchanting performance at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, American group Bon Iver will bring their haunting melodies from their critically acclaimed album For Emma, Forever Ago, to the Festival Big Top on Thursday, July 23 at 8.30pm. Having shared the ‘Other Stage’, one of Glastonbury’s main stages, with music greats including The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party, Bon Iver’s Galway gig will offer the unique opportunity to savour the group’s acclaimed live performance in a unique setting following their sets on the stages of Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Supporting Bon Iver at their Galway performance is Alela Diane, one of America’s most captivating contemporary singer/songwriters who has also just performed on Glastonbury’s The Park Stage. Following her performance at this years Glastonbury and having already caused a huge stir with her new release To Be Still, Alela Diane’s show with Bon Iver is the most highly anticipated musical performance in Galway this summer.