‘Westport Festival of Music and Food’, the two-day, family-friendly multi-stage festival which will take place in the stunning grounds of Westport House on Saturday, 29th and 30th of June, is delighted to announce the addition of The Silver Seas, Squeeze and Martha Wainright to the stellar line-up which includes almost 50 acts.
British band Squeeze came to prominence in the UK during the New Wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs “Cool for Cats”, “Up the Junction”, “Tempted”, “Labelled With Love”, “Black Coffee In Bed”, “Another Nail in My Heart”, “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” and “Hourglass”. Squeeze will perform on Sunday, 30th June.
The Silver Seas
The Silver Seas (formerly The Bees) are a pop rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, that formed when producer Jason Lehning met singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian. The band released their debut ‘Starry Gazey Pie’ in 2004 and followed this up with ‘High Society’ in 2006. The band independently released their third album, ‘Château Revenge!’, to critical acclaim in late 2010 (USA) and in Europe in September 2011. Breaking Bad fans will know The Silver Seas as their song “Catch The Train” was featured in Season 1.
Canadian/American folk singer-songwriter Martha Wainright has a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs. Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different, new force in music. Martha Wainwright has a remarkable stage presence. She sucks her audience in & you can’t help but be transfixed by her voice and her quirky, enchanting spirit. Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and is the sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Martha will perform on Sunday, 30th June.
Martha Wainright and Squeeze join an eclectic line up which includes headliners Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Imelda May as well as a host of Irish and international acts including Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo, Blind Boys of Alabama, Special Guests, LAPD (Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin), Jack Lukeman presents Jack’s Duets with Special Guests, The Riptide Movement, Sharon Corr, Gavin James, Julie Feeney, Cry Before Dawn, I Draw Slow, The Clew Bay Pipe Band presents “Pipe-Versity”, Hermitage Green, New Sunset Hotel, Delorentos, Le Galaxie, Squarehead, Daithi, Funeral Suits, Kid Karate, Sleep Thieves, Mojo Gogo, Elaine Mai, In their Thousands, So Cow, Dott, The Depravations, Doghouse and Stephen James Band. Comedy acts include Phil Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), Barry Murphy (Apres Match), Bernard O’Shea , Joe Rooney (Father Ted), Karl Spain, Danny Dowling (DannyMadHatters) and Colin Murphy (Blizzard of Odd).
The Westport Festival, which is in its second year, promises a relaxed weekend with great music, comedy and fun for all the family. Westport House’s 400 acre stunning grounds provide first-class festival facilities onsite including an established caravan and camping park with excellent amenities including showers, a café and a bar as well as the finest local food and refreshments.
Westport Festival is a unique festival for families as it has an award-winning Pirate Adventure Park located on the festival grounds. Families will be able to enjoy the Pirate Queen swinging ship, the Pirates Plunge Water Slide, the gorgeous swan Pedaloe Boats, the Westport House Express miniature train ride, bouncy castles and many more fun festival activities!
Westport Festival Day & Weekend Festival Tickets are on sale now from www.westportfestival.com.
· Adult Day Ticket – €75.00
· Adult Weekend Ticket – €130.00
· Teen Day Ticket* – €40.00 (13-17 years old)
· Teen Weekend Ticket* x €65.00 (13-17 year olds).
NB Children under 12 are free, once accompanied by a person 18yrs or older – Limit of 2 children per adult. *Teens must be accompanied by an adult, aged 18 years or older.
Weekend tickets including camping and/or campervans and car parking tickets are available from www.westporthouse.ie.
Festival goers who purchase their Westport Festival tickets before 31st March 2013 will be entered into a draw for The Ultimate Westport Festival prize which includes an opportunity to watch Imelda May from the side of the stage, dinner in Saba (Dublin), L’Ecrivain (Dublin), Downstairs at Gilbert & Wright (Clontarf), Fade Street Social (Dublin) and Chapter One (Dublin), a voucher for Dylan Bradshaw’s Salon, a weekend break in Westport at The Plaza Hotel & dinner in An Port More, Smyths Toys Voucher, Miller & Kopparberg Beverage Pack, One Year subscription to Irish Tatler & Food & Wine Magazine, a signed copy of Barry McCall’s book “PHO20GRAPHY”, CD’s & DVD’s and Westport Festival Merchandise.