Singer, songwriter, model and star of Strictly Come Dancing Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced she will be performing at the Westport Festival of Music of Food which takes place in Westport House on 28 & 29 June. Sophie who achieved widespread success in the early 2000s will take to the stage at the boutique festival in the centre of Westport town on Sunday, 29 June, alongside Bryan Adams, Kool & The Gang, Sinead O’Connor, The Divine Comedy and David Gray.
Ellis-Bextor has released five solo albums: Read My Lips, Shoot from the Hip, Trip the Light Fantastic, Make a Scene and has had career high-points with songs like Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), Murder On The Dancefloor, Take Me Home and Catch You. Sophie’s most recent album, Wanderlust which was released on 20 January 2014 reached no 4 in its first week in the UK charts.
The Westport Festival of Music & Food promises a fantastic fun filled music and food extravaganza with over 70 artists and comedians performing across five stages, an amazing food village and quality onsite camping in a truly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Music acts confirmed so far include David Gray, Bryan Adams, Sinead O’Connor, Kool & The Gang, The Divine Comedy, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Jim Jones Revue, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kila, The Selecter starring Pauline Black & Gaps Hendrickson, Bjorn Again, Tony Joe White, The Bootleg Beatles, The Hot Sprockets, The Kilfenora Ceile Band and Alien Envoy (Nick Kelly of The Fat Lady Sings new project), Additional acts will be announced over the next few months.
THE ROISIN DUBH STAGE
The hugely popular ‘Róisín Dubh’ Stage is back again this year with a supreme selection of incredibly talented up and coming Irish acts including The Cast of Cheers, Lisa O’Neill, Daithi, We Cut Corners, Enemies, Windings, Tvvins, Elaine Mai, Dott, Boyfights, The Depravations, Rudy Trixx, It Was All A Bit Black & White, My Fellow Sponges, Zero Era and Tracy Bruen.
Comedians Ardal O’Hanlon, Terry Alderton, Foil Arms & Hog, Karl Spain, Comedy Club 4 Kids with Howard Read (& Little Howard CBBC) and Tiernan Douieb will be keeping everyone entertained in the Comedy Tent.
The Food & Wine Magazine Village which was one of the highlights of last year’s festival is returning to Westport House in 2014. Hosted by Norah Casey, it will bring together some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs and restaurateurs for a series of culinary demonstrations. More details about the Food Village and chefs will be announced in the coming weeks.