The Westport Festival of Music & Food is delighted to announce that Galway’s latest rock band, “The Cabin Collective” will be performing at the two day festival in the stunning grounds of Westport House on Sunday, 30th June. The Cabin Collective join Christy Moore, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Imelda May, The Waterboys, ABC, The Stunning and a host of Irish and international artists for what promises to be the weekend event of the summer and THE best fest in The West!
The Cabin Collective got their music career off to a flying start in April with a thrilling appearance on The Late Late Show before they had played their first gig at the Taibhdhearc Theatre in the city of the Tribes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISk9wEVnifw
The Cabin Collective take their name from the Scandinavian style log cabin in rural Tuam where they rehearse. The nine piece band include four songwriters in their lineup: Leo Moran who wrote Clare Island and Same Oul’ Town for The Saw Doctors, Noelie McDonnell whose song credits include the hit tune ‘Nearly Four’, Waterboy founder Anthony Thistlethwaite who now lives in Gort, Co. Galway, and Keith Mullins whose new album, ‘May It Mean Something to Someone’ will be released this Summer.
Completing the line-up in The Cabin Collective are some of the West of Ireland’s finest musicians including Dave Clancy on Pedal Steel, Eimhin Cradock on percussion, Larry Kelly on guitar, Michael Spud Coen on bass and Rickie O’ Neill on drums. The Cabin Collective will release their debut single, ‘Lines Are Fading’ – a Keith Mullins song– on Friday, 28 June.
In addition to The Cabin Collective, Galway’s Róisín Dubh has chosen some of their favourite Irish artists, from electronic to bluegrass to rock to perform at Westport Festival. They have provided a cross section of the enormous array of talent from the current incredibly vibrant Irish music scene including 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.
MUSIC & COMEDY
Over 60 artists will perform across five stages on Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 30th June. Headlining acts at the festival include Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Waterboys and Imelda May …
Saturday, 29th June
Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, The Waterboys, ABC, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo, The Stunning, Blind Boys of Alabama, The Grand Parade (Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish, Wallis Bird, Declan O’Rourke, Mundy & Gavin Glass), Alabama 3, Hayseed Dixie, Gavin James, Julie Feeney, New Sunset Hotel, Le Galaxie, Daithi, Tieranniesaur, Funeral Suits, Sleep Thieves, Elaine Mai, In their Thousands, The Depravations, Stephen James Band, Bernard O’Shea, Karl Spain, Barry Murphy, Danny Dowling and Joe Rooney.
Sunday, 30th June
Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Imelda May, Squeeze, Martha Wainright, LAPD (Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin), I Draw Slow, Jack Lukeman presents Jack’s Duets with Special Guests, Damien Dempsey, The Clew Bay Pipe Band presents “Pipe-Versity”, Ryan Sheridan, The Riptide Movement, Cry Before Dawn, Hermitage Green, The Silver Seas, Delorentos, Squarehead, Kid Karate, Not Squares, Mojo Gogo, So Cow, Dott, Doghouse, Colin Murphy, Joe Rooney, Phil Jupitus, Barry Murphy and Danny Dowling.
The Food & Wine Magazine Village
Located by the lakeside lawn behind Westport House, The Food & Wine Magazine Village will be dedicated to the “Best Food From The West”. The heart of the village is the Chef’s Kitchen featuring culinary demonstrations by Ireland’s top chefs including Derry Clarke, Ross Lewis, Kevin Dundon, Oliver Dunne and Dylan McGrath. Hosted by Norah Casey, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and Tony Fenton, The Chef’s Kitchen will be a vibrant blend of music and food. And some lucky diners will be invited to join “The Chef’s Table” where they can dine on gourmet feasts prepared by The Westport Festival Masterchefs.
A range of international cuisine will also be available including Saba (Thai), Kerala (Indian), Paddy Paella (Spanish) and Risotto2Go (Italian), K-Chido Mexicano, Fire & Food Restaurants (Irish & German) and Cranky Yankee Corn Dogs (US).
Westport Festival is situated in the very heart of Westport town which was voted Irish Times best place to live in Ireland recently. There is a wonderful selection of hotels within 200 yards of the entrance to our festival and amazing guest houses to stay close by. There is also a first class campsite located in Westport House. Check out http://destinationwestport.com for more info on hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation.
CAMPING, CARAVANS & CAMPERVANS
Westport House has an established campsite with excellent facilities. With hot water in the showers and real toilets, it’ll provide the best festival camping experience you’ll have all year! Pitch your camp in this gorgeous natural environment surrounded by ancient trees with Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay in the background. It’s a camper’s dream! And you’ll only be a short walk away from all the Festival action and just a 10-minute walk from Westport town.
Onsite Facilities include: FREE hot showers, electrics (limited numbers so allocated on a first come-first served basis!), WiFi, recycling, picnic & washing up areas. Onsite bar/café with live music & food open until 11pm. Weekend Festival & Camping Tickets are on sale from the www.westporthouse.ie/shop
Tickets for Westport Festival of Music & Food are on sale now via www.westportfestival.com with combined festival and camping tickets on sale through www.westporthouse.ie.
· 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.