Duran Duran to headline Killarney Festival of Music & Food
27 & 28 June 2015 – www.killarneyfestival.ie
Killarney Festival of Music & Food is delighted to announce that Duran Duran will headline the boutique music festival on Sunday, 28th June.
At the dawn of the ‘80s, a group of young men in Birmingham, England had a sound in their ears, one with echoes of glam, art-pop, and dance. The band they formed quickly became a household name and, three decades later, Duran Duran has sold over 100 million records and continues to perform for screaming fans all over the world. They have proven themselves timeless, defying the odds by outlasting their contemporaries and never losing the desire to innovate. Their approach—a fusion of art, fashion, technology, and pop—has always been far ahead of its time, and the band shows no signs of easing its foot off the pedal.
Currently working on their 14th studio album, with star producers Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson, the band simply keeps on proving that there will never be another like them. Their unrivalled vision and keen interest in the ever-changing world around us have made them a truly global force to be reckoned with, and a group of unique and everlasting appeal.
Duran Duran will join a stellar line up of over 60 Irish and international musicians and bands at the Killarney Festival of Music & Food. Bands and musicians already announced include Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Marc Almond, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Mabel Ray, music legend Burt Bacharach, TEXAS, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Father John Misty, Damien Dempsey, Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Gemma Hayes, Delorentos, Mundy, Paddy Casey, Declan O’Rourke, The 4 Of Us, Something Happens, Colin Devlin, The Frank & Walters, Walking on Cars, Morrissey & Marshall, Daithí, Kormacs Big Band, Gangs, Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, Tracey Bruen and Lloyd Yates, We Banjo 3, Ham Sandwich, Giulia, David Lyttle, Sleep Thieves and Gingerbeard Family. Many more additional acts will be confirmed in the months leading up to the festival.
The Comedy Tent which is always hugely popular at the festival will feature ten top comedians from home and abroad including actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane and Après Match with Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke. Après Match mocks famous, mostly Irish, soccer stars and pundits including Bill O’Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Johnny Giles, Liam Brady, Frank Stapleton, and Graeme Souness, as well as pundits from the UK sports channels, including Richard Keys, Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen.
KILLARNEY GOURMET FOOD VILLAGE
The Killarney Gourmet Food Village will be an extensive showcase of wine and food not only for the region of Kerry but for Ireland as a whole. The food village will be dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. The area will feature well established restaurants from around Ireland, local artisan food producers and culinary demonstrations by some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs including Derry Clarke from L’Ecrivain who will show foodies how to prepare Michelin star dishes at home. Food vendors offering cuisine from around the world will also be on site to cater for up to 20,000 festival goers over the weekend.
There will be a Wine Bar featuring Wines of the World, a Craft Beer Lounge and a Cocktail Lounge where visitors will not only be able experience magnificent cocktails but attend cocktail making masterclasses. A number of chill-out zones will be available for the visitors to sit and enjoy the festival atmosphere while sampling the delights that they have purchased.
The Killarney Festival welcomes all ages and of course kids under 12 years of age are allowed in for free accompanied by an adult when tickets are booked in advance. The Killarney Kids Zone (KKZ) will have a fairground, giant games and kids’ activities for all ages including arts and crafts. There will also be cookery demos for children in the Killarney Gourmet Food Village.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food will have a range of hospitality options for groups and companies including catered marquees and bars with luxury loos, catering and full bars.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food is situated in the very heart of Killarney town. There is a wonderful selection of hotels within a short walk of the entrance to our festival and amazing guest houses to stay close by. Killarney has the largest selection of accommodation outside of Dublin. Check out www.killarney.ie for more info on hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation.
Irish Rail offer connections from all major rail-linked towns and cities in Ireland to/ from Killarney Railway Station. Tickets may be purchased via www.irishrail.ie
Kerry Airport www.kerryairport.com is a regional airport centrally located in the heart of County Kerry in the spectacular southwest of Ireland. Kerry Airport is just 16km from Killarney. It is serviced by short, direct and inexpensive flights from Dublin, London Stansted, London Luton, Frankfurt Hahn, Manchester. For more flight information or to book your air journey visit Ryanair & Aer Arann
Killarney Festival of Music & Food tickets are on sale from www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tel: 24 Hours / 7 days : 0818 719 300 International +353 1 4569569 UK incl. NI 0844 8472455
· Saturday or Sunday Day Tickets €76 (including booking fee)
· 2 Day Weekend Tickets €142 (including booking fee)
· Children 12 years or younger go free – up to two children per paying adult when booked in advance
TEEN – 13 TO 17 Years of Age
· Saturday or Sunday Day Tickets €41 (including booking fee)
· Weekend Tickets €71 (including booking fee)
· Teen tickets apply to children 13-16 years – they must be accompanied by a paying adult
· ID will be requested at entry point to verify age.