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Sat 28 & Sun 29 June 2014 Westport House, Co Mayo, Ireland
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Saturday 28th of June

  • Adult Day Ticket

    (non camping) €76.00

  • Teen Day Ticket (13-17 yrs)

    (non camping) €41.00

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Sunday 29th of June

  • Adult Day Ticket

    (non camping) €76.00

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    (non camping) €41.00

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Weekend 28th – 29th

  • Adult Weekend Ticket

    (non camping) €131.00

  • Teen Weekend Ticket (13-17 yrs)

    (non camping) €61.00

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Children 12 years of age and under are admitted free once accompanied by a person 18 years or over. There is a limit of 2 children per adult. Under 18′s must be accompanied by a person 18 years or over.

LINE-UP

Saturday 28 June Gates open 12:30pm

Main Stage (Onstage Times)

  • David Gray10.00pm
    DAVID GRAY

    David Gray was adopted by Ireland in 2000 when his career defining album “White Ladder” was number one for six weeks, and became the bestselling album ever in Ireland.  The album also went to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, two years and five months after its original release and spent a total of 151 weeks on the chart. David Gray has achieved over 12 million album sales worldwide, won two Ivor Novellos, a Q Award and received BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life as well as two Brit nominations and a Grammy nomination. 

    David Gray, who is releasing his much anticipated new album later this year, gave his Irish fans the opportunity to hear some of his new songs when he toured intimate venues around Ireland before Christmas and filmed television “Other Voices” in Dingle.

  • Shane Filan8.30pm
    Shane FilanFollowing his sold-out shows in Dublin and Belfast, Shane Filan will perform his first solo gig in the West of Ireland at the Westport Festival on Saturday, 28th June. Shane released his debut solo album ‘You & Me’ through Capitol Records in November last year featuring the hit singles ‘Everything To Me’, ‘About You’ and the latest release ‘Knee Deep In My Heart’. Shane & his band are sure to be a big hit at Westport as they will perform songs from Shane’s new slbum as well as a string of Westlife favourites.
  • 2CELLOS7.00pm
    2CELLOSYoung Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC. 2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour.
    “…Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…” Elton John
  • The Overtones5.30pm
    The OvertonesThe Overtones formed in London in 2010, consisting of singers from Cork, England and Australia. They were discovered by a Warner Brothers talent scout while working as decorators in a shop near Oxford Street, singing during their tea break. Their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love entered the UK Albums Chart at #16 in November 2010. However, after the re-release of the album in March 2011, it propelled to #4. They sold in excess of 500,000 copies of their first album.
  • Kilfenora Céilí Band4.00pm
    Kilfenora Céilí BandThe world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band are seen by many afficianadoes as the quintessential Irish céilí band. Their core repertoire of dance music, puntuated with an incomparable lift and rhythm, defines an unbroken tradition that dates from the beginning of the twentieth century. Despite this link with the past, their recent recordings and concert performances point to a broadening of the perceived boundaries of their genre. Collaborations with a diverse ranger of song and dance artists, experimentation with repertoire outside of the dance domain and complex harmonic arrangements speak to an ensemble who are pioneering new and exciting performance contexts for the céilí band genre. The creative and imaginative processes at play, clearly demonstrate that tradition is certainly not defined by statsis. While acknowledging and incorporating the past, the Kilfenora thrives on creativity and innovation.
  • Paddy Casey2.45pm
    Paddy CaseyPaddy Casey has been at the forefront of the Irish music scene since releasing his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2. As one of Ireland’s most popular artists Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with U2 on their Vertigo Tour, while also selling a week long sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS. He has also featured heavily on the international stage having been invited onto and performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show ” The Late Show” with David Letterman. After a five year hiatus, Paddy Casey returned with his fourth album The Secret Life Of on November 9th 2012. It was recorded, produced and mixed at home in Paddy’s kitchen by Paddy and Pat Donne.
  • David Bridgeman1.55pm
    David BridgemanDavid is a 24 year old singer songwriter from Greystones Co Wicklow. He has been playing acoustic guitar for 12 years and is currently pursuing a City an Guilds Music Technology Course in the Academy of Sound, Dublin 8. Having completed Level 1 with distinction he is doing levels 2 and 3 this year (2014). He also plays harmonica and piano. David has been gigging regularly for the last three years, mostly in Bars in the Wicklow area, both solo and as part of various duos, doing acoustic cover versions of selected rock / folk songs.He has also been writing his own songs and is in the process of recording an EP and subsequently a full album of his work. This is being recorded in his own studio.

Marquee Stage (Onstage Times)

  • The Divine Comedy9.45pm

    The Divine ComedyBorn and raised in Northern Ireland, Neil Hannon signed his first record deal aged 19. Recording as The Divine Comedy, his first albums Liberation and Promenade were critically acclaimed, but it was the 1996 album Casanova, and lead single Something For The Weekend that brought widespread fame. A Short Album about Love and Fin de Siecle followed, with track National Express from the latter album becoming the band’s first hit single. 1999’s best of compilation A Secret History charted at number 3 in the UK. Regeneration was released on new label Parlophone in 2001. This was followed in 2004 by Absent Friends and in 2006 by the Choice Music Prize winning Victory For The Comic Muse.In 2007 Neil set up his own record label, Divine Comedy Records. 2009 saw the first release on the label, a collaborative project with fellow Irishman Thomas Walsh. A concept album about cricket called The Duckworth Lewis Method the album was unexpectedly a success. It was nominated in the best album category at the Ivor Novello Awards, the Meteor Awards and the Choice Music Prize. It was followed in 2010 by the first Divine Comedy release on Neil’s own label – “Bang Goes The Knighthood.” This too was a commercial and critical success, charting at 20 in the UK. Extensive touring culminated in sell out shows at London’s Somerset House and Royal Festival Hall. The second Duckworth Lewis Method album “Sticky Wickets” was released in 2013.Outside The Divine Comedy, Neil Hannon has collaborated with everyone from Michael Nyman to Tom Jones. He has written for TV shows including Father Ted and The IT Crowd, and recently wrote the music and lyrics for the National Theatre’s popular and acclaimed musical adaptation of Swallows and Amazons. He is currently working on the next Divine Comedy album.Artist Website
  • The Bootleg Beatles8.15pm
    The Bootleg BeatlesArguably one of the greatest tribute acts around, here’s a few facts and
    figures;
    Appearances with the likes of Oasis at Earląs Court, Knebworth and
    Glastonbury, with The Corrs and Simple Minds at Fleadh, and headlining with
    Iggy Pop at Roskilde Festival in Denmark have brought the band to the
    forefront of the contemporary music scene.
    In 2010, the BBs headlined the Acoustic Stage at the 40th Glastonbury
    Festival. They drew the largest ever crowd to that particular stage,
    surpassing Ray Davisąs audience the year before. In 2013, the band made
    their 6th appearance at the festival, headlining the Acoustic Stage once
    more.
    The BBs appeared in August 1996 in front of 70,000 people at Wembley
    Stadium with stars such as Rod Stewart, Seal, KD Lang and Jon Bon Jovi for
    Carlsbergąs Songs and Visions show… The Bootleg Beatles… the best
    tribute band in the world… probably!!
    The BBs met a real Beatle for the first time when they performed in
    front of George Harrison at David Gilmourąs 50th birthday party.
    The BBs have filled major venues all over the world, from the Royal
    Albert Hall in London to the Budokan Stadium in Tokyo. In 1982 they were the
    first Western rock group to appear in what was then the Soviet Union
    (playing a 60-date concert tour, entertaining 250,000 people at concerts
    from Leningrad to Yalta), and have played in Amsterdam, Asia, Barcelona,
    Denmark, Dublin, Istanbul, Mauritius, Paris, Prague, the Middle East and the
    USA
    The BBs show includes five spectacular costume and set transformations
    from The Cavern of 1962 via Shea Stadium, Sergeant Pepper and a Magical
    Mystery Tour to the rooftop of the Apple Building in 1969.
  • The Jim Jones Revue6.45pm
    The Jim Jones RevueIt’s 4 short years since The Jim Jones Revue exploded into the nation’s consciousness with the release of their visceral, back-to-rock’n’roll-basics debut album, of which Mojo Magazine proclaimed, “If Little Richard had written this he’d still be boasting about it today!” The band have since toured the world many times over, shared bills with The Stooges, Grinderman and Jack White, become rock ’n’ roll statesmen in France, sold out London’s Koko and made phenomenal live appearances on TV’s Later with Jools Holland and The Late Show with David Letterman.
  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain5.15pm

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great BritainUkulele Orchestra of Great Britain …is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players (the clue is in the name), using instruments bought with loose change, which holds that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele.A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.The Ukulele Orchestra started as a bit of fun in 1985. The first gig, intended as a one-off, was an instant sell out. Since then, the Orchestra has given thousands of concerts, TV and radio appearances all over the world including the BBC (UK) and 3Sat (Germany). The music has been used in films, plays, and commercials, while film clips of the Orchestra’s live concerts and TV appearances on websites such as YouTube have been watched millions of times. Collaborators include Madness, The Kaiser Chiefs, and The Ministry of Sound. The current ensemble has been playing together for almost 20 years, and in consequence has integrity and a proven unique collective fluency. The individual players have varied backgrounds but a complementary expertise, featuring strong individual voices and instrumental abilities. Their different perspectives and styles coexist in one varied yet harmonious show.Audiences have a good time with the ukulele Orchestra. Going from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Reading and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the Orchestra takes us on “a world tour with only hand luggage” and gives the listener “One Plucking Thing after Another”. It is the ensemble “show-person-ship” and the sheer entertainment value which keeps audiences coming back for more, engaged from the moment the performers walk on stage. There are no wasted moments, and all ages and varieties of audiences routinely give the Orchestra repeated standing ovations, demanding encores and repeat bookings. Most Ukulele Orchestra shows sell out quickly, whether in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Poland, Canada, Belgium, Finland, America, Monaco, New Zealand, Japan or elsewhere.
  • The Hot Sprockets4.10pm

    The Hot SprocketsThe Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music…The kind of Rock N’ Roll music that is haunted by the ghost of country and blues…A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards.The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty (yet unnammed) second album which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies).

    Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

  • Alien Envoy3.05pm
    Alien Envoy2014 will see the release of the second album by ALIEN ENVOY, the name under which Nick Kelly, former frontman with The Fat Lady Sings and award-winning independent solo artist, now records.
    To mark the release of the as yet untitled studio album, ALIEN ENVOY will play selected dates in Ireland and beyond, the first of which, an appearance at the Westport Music Festival on Saturday June 28th, has just been announced.
    “ALIEN ENVOY is my way of being allowed to do things that are more collective, more experimental and more fun”, is how Nick has described his recently adopted musical persona.
    In 2007 Nick quietly released a series of three new songs to radio under the pseudonym ALIEN ENVOY. The songs received considerable radio play and press coverage before Nick’s voice was recognized and ALIEN ENVOY’S cover was blown.
    October 2010 saw the release of the first ALIEN ENVOY album “Nine Lives”, a collection of nine songs recorded in fabled Dublin venue Whelans over the course of Gestation, an innovative nine month long live and interactive project. “Nine Lives” features a stellar array of guest collaborators, including former Beautiful South singer Briana Corrigan, songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine, Ann Scott, The Softly Swelling Strings, Joe Chester, Bill Blackmore’s Brass, Pete Pamf and – on the stomping “45” – Nick’s former bandmates in The Fat Lady Sings.
    This collaborative approach extended to the public. Work-in-progress recordings were continually posted on the Gestation blog over the course of the project, the sleeve artwork for “Nine Lives” was drawn from original images submitted by fans, and the credits list over 250 people who sponsored the first pressing by buying it pre-release. “Nine Lives” received many critical plaudits on its release in Ireland and the UK:
    “Warmth and richness… a lovely experience” – Sunday Business Post
    “A deep, thoughtful, sensitive and intelligent musical artist…bravo!” – Hot Press
    “A poet’s eye for detail” – Irish Independent
    “Incapable of constructing a duff concept, musical or otherwise” – Irish Times
    “A warm, brooding and intimate affair” – Get Ready To Rock (UK)
    “Kelly has taken his legacy to a new level” – Roots & Branches (UK)2014 is shaping up to be a busy musical year for Nick: in addition to the new ALIEN ENVOY release, Nick’s Self Possessed Record label is also planning to make the two original albums by The Fat Lady Sings available for the first time in many years in a special limited edition double package. “Twist” and “Johnson” were originally released on EastWest / Atlantic in 1991 and 1993 respectively.
  • Morrissey & Marshall2.15pm
    Morrissey & MarshallMorrissey & Marshall met in Eamonn Doran’s in 2007 and were no strangers to the world of music, but it was when they teamed up as frontmen for a previous ‘Rock n Roll’ band that people really started to sit up and take notice. Drawing their influence from legendary acts such as The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and The Kinks, they’re most at home in front of a crowd, having accumulated a staggering volume of hours on stage both here and in London. And it was Morrisey & Marshall’s love of playing live that led the pair to take a chance on breaking the music scene in London in 2011. The duo played for Olympic Athletes at the London 2012 and have supported Ocean Colour Scene, Bipolar Empire, Magic Numbers, Sinead O’Connor at The Royal Festival Hall in London and Damien Dempsey on his recent tour. Morrissey & Marshall’s debut album “And So it Began”, produced by John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor & Damien Dempsey) was released last Friday, 28 March.
  • Otherkin1.30pm
    OtherkinOtherkin are an alternative-rock outfit from Dublin who have had a busy couple of years since forming in 2012. Thus far, Otherkin have released two EPs (Broken English in June 2013 and As A High in March 2014) and a double A-Side entitled ‘ii’ in November of last year. Support slots with established touring acts like Parquet Courts (USA), Palma Violets (UK) and The Minutes followed and the band brought their sounds across the country with regional shows in Galway and Cork.

    Other highlights have included recently playing the Trinity Ball alongside Miles Kane and 2manydjs, playing the headline stage at the Whelans’ Ones To Watch Festival and extensive radio play both in Ireland and the UK.

RÓISÍN DUBH STAGE (Onstage Times)

  • Little Green Cars10.00pm
    Little Green CarsDublin band Little Green Cars has enjoyed great success over the past year with their number one debut album ‘Absolute Zero’ which was released on Glassnote Records (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix). The band has released three critically acclaimed singles, ‘The John Wayne’, ‘Harper Lee’ & ‘My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me’ which received extensive airplay in Ireland. Little Green Cards has toured the UK and US extensively including the 2013 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, the Coachella music festival in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL and the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montréal.
  • The Cast of Cheers8.40pm

    THE CAST OF CHEERS

    The propulsive singles “Family” and “Animals” have already hit the radio airwaves and hooked listeners, and now, Irish quartet The Cast of Cheers are getting ready to unleash their first proper album, released June 15th on School Boy Error/ Co-operative Music. Of course, it would be a bit of a misnomer to call this their debut – that would be “Chariot”, the album the band recorded themselves in 3 days, which they subsequently put up on BandCamp for free. It received over 150,000 downloads and netted them a nomination at the Choice Music Prize, sending their star into rapid ascendance – their next single, the blistering “Family” saw the band championed by the influential likes of Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton in the UK and more, while their follow-up single “Animals”, due out this month, has neatly repeated the same trick.

  • Enemies7.45pm

    ENEMIES

    2013 saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, ‘Embark, Embrace’. Scattered (for the first time) with vocals on themes of escape and renewal, the album’s optimistic title is inspired by the band’s collective decision to put career and college pursuits on the back-burner, to focus on writing and touring more fully than ever before. The result is an album far more hopeful and jubilant-sounding than its predecessor, preserving the band’s recognisable melodic interplays and technical prowess while pushing towards the new and unexpected on levels of both theme and sound. Enemies have handled a large chunk of recording, designing and releasing ‘Embark, Embrace’ themselves, strengthening their ‘do-it-yourself’ reputation while stepping tangibly forward in terms of their own music.

  • Lisa O’Neil6.30pm

    LISA O’NEIL

    Her independently released debut album, aptly titled Has an Album, was launched in August 2009 and sold out throughout the country displaying her popularity not just in Dublin but nationwide. Her second album Same Cloth Or Not, came into the world on Song Seeds Records in October 2013. The album was recorded in a beautiful rented cottage in Wicklow in the winter months with David Kitt producing and Karl Oldum engineering and includes her band Stina Sandstrom (vocals) and Mossy Nolan (bouzouki) and some wonderful interventions from London-based string duo Geese (Emma Smith & Vincent Sipprell).

  • Tvvins5.30pm
    TVVINS

    TVVINS is Conor Adams (The Cast Of Cheers) and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank).

  • Boyfights4.35pm
    BOYFIGHTS

    Boyfights are a three piece indie rock band based in Galway. They fuse melodic, soulful, sultry vocals with hard hitting drumbeats, driving bass and screeching guitar.

  • The Depravations3.45pm
    THE DEPRAVATIONS

    The Depravations are a five piece indie/ folk/ pop band based in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. In 2010 they released the Mosey EP which received favourable reviews from such people as nialler9 (“An impressive debut”), Aoife Barry (“Gentle folky sounds with harmonies to swoon over”) and Barry Gruff (“One of the west of Ireland’s hidden treasures”). They released their debut album Onwards, Westwards in January 2013.

  • It Was All A Bit Black & White2.45pm
    IT WAS ALL A BIT BLACK AND WHITE

    We are a two piece experimental instrumental band from Galway, Ireland.
    We use loop stations, effects pedals, synthesizers and drums!
    We like to make noise!

  • We Shoot Deserters2.00pm
    WE SHOOT DESERTERS

    ‘We Shoot Deserters’ is a blues/folk original music band based in Galway City. Having gigged as a professional musician since the age of 17 all over Ireland, as well as in Spain and the Czech Republic, Keith Emmett has been permanently based in Galway city for the past 5 years. He established the long running and hugely popular Open Mic Night at the Róisin Dubh which he continues to the run to this day. In the Summer of 2013, he began writing and recording original material as ‘We Shoot Deserters’.

  • Tracy Bruen1.15pm
    TRACY BRUEN

    Tracy’s original music combines a mixture of indie folk with hints of blues. A multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer, Tracy engages a wide vocal range to explore the elements of the voice as an instrument in her songs. She is a founding member of, and both acts and directs with Fregoli Theatre Company and incorporates aspects of theatricality into her live performance. Tracy also regularly plays as part of the Gingerbeard Family, a group of Galway based musicians who write and play originals and covers together, for gigs in Galway and further afield. As a former member of Galway band, My Fellow Sponges, Tracy played on all tracks on their debut album, Bonne Nuit, released in July 2013. She also hosts the Open Mic night in the Róisín Dubh on a weekly basis.

  • The Furious Haze12.30pm
    The Furious HazeThe Furious Haze Are 5 piece Rock Band From Dublin. Their First Release “Crazy Jane The Hurricane Was Released In July of last Year followed up by the Brilliant “Bring Me Up” Ep. They Got Permission To Use Luke Kelly’s Voice as An intro To Their Song “Bring Me Up” Which was Featured on their Ep Release Last August… Leading to a rip roaring Electric Picnic Debut Set. Their Latest Release “I Remember You” Was Out On March The 14th This Year with all proceeds going to the Simon Community.

COMEDY TENT (Onstage Times)

  • Terry Alderton7.15pm
    TERRY ALDERTON

    Arguably one of the most intriguingly twisted comedians of our generation, total Fringe sell-out 2009/10/11/12, Terry Alderton makes his Westport debut with yet another hyper-hour of warped wit and contorted comedy. A performer of uninhibited extremes and sheer unconventionality, be prepared for a spellbinding amalgamation of noises, voices, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind as you’ve never seen it before.

  • Ardal O’Hanlon6.25pm
    ARDAL O’HANLON

    Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon is delighted to present his latest stand-up show for 2014. The style is observational, the subject matter is Life itself, and the default expression is one of utter disbelief! Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing comic brain. He will explore the world within and around him demonstrating why the peddling of jokes was not only his Fate but probably the only sensible way to live life.

  • David McSavage5.50pm
    DAVID McSAVAGE

    The writer and star of the hit TV show – The Savage Eye – David McSavage is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians. His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations. From The Barman (Mick The Bull) to Father Finnegan to former President Mary Robinson and Pat…….Kenny, audiences relate to each character from the many aspects of Irish life. The Savage Eye (RTÉ), has been critically acclaimed was again recently nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series and Best Director.

  • Tiernan Douieb5.25pm
    TIERNAN DOUIEB

    Tiernan Douieb (pronounced ‘Eee-Waaaah Crunk’) is one of them people who you’ve heard about with beards. 
Tiernan has had a beard for quite some years now, with it varying in shape & size, but only disappearing entirely once. 
On that occasion Tiernan realised his chin not only terrified and upset others, but also redefined his face shape so it was no longer the cuddly, bear like image people knew and loved and instead a hairless cold pink smorgasbord of shame.

  • Christiane O’Mahony5.00pm
    CHRISTIANE O’MAHONY

    Christiane has been performing stand up and musical comedy for two years, in that time she has toured as part of Des Bishop’s show‘ Des Bishop likes to Bang’, which involved performing to 15,000 people throughout Ireland and the UK at venues including Vicar Street, Cork Opera House, Millenium Forum and Wexford Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival and several Best of the Fest gigs in Edinburgh. She has shared the stage with Reggie Watts, John Bishop, Jason Byrne, Eddie Izzard, Tommy Tiernan and Dara O Brian.

  • John Colleary4.30pm
    JOHN COLLEARY

    John Colleary is star and co writer of three times IFTA nominated THE SAVAGE EYE.
    His credits include appearances on STAND AND DELIVER & THE PANEL (RTE2), as well as being the writer/performer of popular slot LAST ORDERS on TODAY FMs LAST WORD. He was voted sixth best comedian in Europe by BAIL OUT MONTHLY Magazine.

  • Comedy Club 4 Kids2.30pm
    COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

    A PROPER STAND UP COMEDY SHOW FOR ALL AGES – FROM SIX TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIX with Tiernan Douieb & Howard Reed (and Little Howard – animated character from CBBC ) Little Howard the world’s first and only six-year-old animated stand-up comedian, creating comedy shows for adults and children. (I’ll need a TV) Come and see them doing what they do best….but without the rude bits! Be prepared for moments of sheer magic, uncontrollable giggling and smiling faces that will see out the day and make school holiday entertainment that little bit easier.
    and guests Foil Arms & Hog & Joop Joop The Panda (Phill Jupitus).

CHEFS KITCHEN

  • Neven Maguire7.30pm
    TBC
  • Darina Allen6.00pm
    TBC
  • Frankie Mallon5.00pm
    TBC
  • Rachel Allen4.00pm
    TBC
  • Derry Clarke3.00pm
    TBC

SUNDAY 29 June Gates open 12:30pm

Main Stage (Onstage Times)

  • Bryan Adams9.30pm
    BRYAN ADAMSBryan Adams is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians whose career has spanned more than three decades. Constantly in demand, the celebrated rocker is on the road over 150 days a year playing rock n’ roll favorites (“Summer of 69”, “Run To You”, “18 ‘Til I Die”, “It’s Only Love”, “Somebody”, “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You”) to sold out audiences on six continents.He continues to push those boundaries, becoming the first westerner to play in both Pakistan and Vietnam. He has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries. Holder of the record for the longest running #1 hit in the history of the British charts (16 weeks), Adams’ has had a dozen #1 singles as well as racked up an impressive array of Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.

    He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2010, Bryan was honoured by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as they presented him with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, a tribute to his fundraising and charitable efforts. That same year, he was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bryan has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his handprints are in Wembley’s Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium.

    Adams namesake foundation funds projects supporting the victims of wars and natural disasters, disadvantaged individuals and organizations that aid in the well being and education of children. In Bryan is currently touring in support of his most
    recent CD, an acoustic album – “Bryan Adams – Bare Bones”. Adams continues to perform both stadium shows as well as his critically acclaimed acoustic show somewhere in the world.

  • Kool & The Gang7.45pm
    KOOL & THE GANGKool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.
  • Sinead O’Connor6.00pm
    SINEAD O’CONNORThere has never been any mistaking Sinead O’Connor for anybody else. A voice born to break as many hearts as windows, as tender as it is lethal. Sinead O’Connor is that rare thing in popular music: a complete one-off. From her first breakthrough hit, 1987’s ‘Mandinka’, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its unforgettable number one version of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftans, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic Irish female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinead O’Connor. There is only Sinead O’Connor.

  • Tinariwen4.30pm
    Tinariwen The desert is a place of hardship and subtle beauty, a stark world that reveals its secrets slowly and carefully. Life in the desert is resilient and strong, and the people are gentle giants among the sand, storms, and sun. For Saharan blues band Tinariwen, the desert is their home, and their hypnotic and electrifying guitar rock reflects complex realities of their homebase in north west Africa.
    They are tuareg, descended from nomadic people who have wandered the dunes for millennia, but the music of tinariwen travels too, reverberating far from dusty plains of Mali. Their 2011 album Tassili, recorded in the Algerian desert — in a tent and under the stars with a esteemed cadre of musicians including Nels Cline and TV on the radio’s tunde adebimpe and kyp malone — won a grammy award for best world music.
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor3.00pm
    SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTORSophie 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.

  • Clew Bay Pipe Band1.45pm
    CLEW BAY PIPE BANDMany got their first taste of The Clew Bay Pipe Band when they played at the Festival as a supporting act, with Matt Molloy and The Chieftains’ in 2012.  Last year they performed their own unique show ‘Pipe-Versity’ and welcomed Mundy, Damien Dempsey and Matt Molloy as guest musicians. Their show was full of energy and enthusiasm and kept audiences of all ages captivated from start to finish, as it blended traditional Irish pipe music and ballads with modern contemporary rock and was heralded by many on social media as the highlight of last years festival. As always, The Clew Bay Pipe Band will present an incredible, unique and entertaining show, that fuses both old style and contemporary music with strength and passion.

  • The Young Folk1.00pm
    The Young FolkThis year we will see this Multi faceted Alt-Folk 4 piece release their debut album “. The Little Battle” with the first single “Way Home” being available in the USA / Canada April 12th and Europe on May 12th through Pixie Pace Records.
    The Evening Herald made this statement “this is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Villagers, Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels..”
Eamon Carr. Dubliner Magazine labelled them as “a unique prospect” “one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years” (Eamon Carr), not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage.

Marquee Stage (Onstage Times)

  • BellX19.45pm
    BELLX1Second only to U2 as Ireland’s most popular rock band, Bell X1 crafts a tight, melodic pop sound that calls to mind pre-electronic Radiohead and the more sedate side of Coldplay. Having recorded albums with the likes of Nick Seymour (Crowded House) and Roger Béchirian (Elvis Costello), the band is best known for its ability to craft infectious, durable, radio-friendly hooks with strong production values.
  • Bjorn Again8.15pm
    BJORN AGAINThe Internationally acclaimed BJÖRN AGAIN show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, by Australian Director and Musician ROD STEPHEN. Designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved world-wide Cult status and acknowledged for singlehandedly initiating the ABBA revival which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel’s Wedding and MAMMA MIA! The enduring appeal of ABBA is reflected in the ongoing success of the Björn Again show having amassed nearly 5,000 performances in 71 countries in 25 years. Recently acknowledged by ABBA’s blonde vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, Rod aims to keep his typically Australian production at the top and continue for as long as people want to hear the much-loved ABBA repertoire performed the way only the Björn Again show does.
  • Kíla6.45pm
    KILAPlaying together for nearly 20 years, Kíla are one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The seven members come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their eight recordings to date and their spectacular live performances. ‘Kíla are extraordinary’ – Bono
  • Mundy5.15pm
    MUNDYMundy’s mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional sonic textures and beats (his debut album was overseen by acclaimed indie electronic producer Youth. 24 Star Hotel yielded the Irish radio hits “July” and “Mexico,” the former quickly becoming Mundy’s best-known track in his home country. The follow-up, 2004′s Raining Down Arrows, was produced by Texan Mark Addison and debuted at number one in the Irish charts, achieving platinum status. In May of 2006, Mundy released his first live album, a CD/DVD combo entitled Live & Confused, featuring a duet on Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl” with accordionist Sharon Shannon, which later charted as a single.
  • The Selecter4.10pm
    THE SELECTERThe Selecter are a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy’s theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics. The Selecter’s first recording Too Much Pressure was recorded at the end of 1979 and beginning of 1980 and issued on the pre-eminent 2 Tone/Chrysalis label. Their second recording Celebrate the Bullet was issued in 1981. Pauline Black has been the singer in The Selecter since its formation in 1979 when the band spearheaded the Two Tone movement alongside The Specials releasing the singles “The Selecter”, “Three Minute Hero”, “The Whisper”, “Missing Words” and “On My Radio” as well as two albums; “Too Much Pressure” and “Celebrate The Bullet”.
  • Tony Joe White3.05pm
    TONY JOE WHITETony Joe White reigns supreme as one of the true masters of get-down funky bluesy swamp rock music. The singer/songwriter/guitarist was born on July 23, 1943. He was the youngest of seven children who grew up on a cotton farm near Oak Grove, Louisiana. White first began performing music at school dances. Following graduation from high school Tony Joe went on to perform in night clubs in Texas and Louisiana. White went to Nashville in 1968. He had a big hit with his classic hard-stomping song “Polk Salad Annie.” Tony Joe had modest country hits with “The Lady in My Life” and “We Belong Together.” Brook Benton scored a substantial success with his moving and soulful rendition of White’s beautiful “Rainy Night in Georgia.” Among the artists who have recorded Tony Joe’s songs are Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, George Jones, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Jessi Colter, and Elvis Presley (the King of Rock’n'Roll sings “Polk Salad Annie” in the rock concert documentaries “Elvis on Tour” and “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is”). In 1989 White wrote four songs for and played both guitar and harmonica on Tina Turner’s “Foreign Affair” album. Tony Joe has toured with such groups as Steppenwolf, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Sly and the Family Stone. He’s done jingles for McDonald’s and Levi’s 501 Blues jeans. White composed the scores for the made-for-TV film “Living Straight” and the musical Shakespearean rock opera “Catch My Soul” (he also plays Cassio in this latter picture). A huge cult favorite in Europe, Tony Joe White continues to record albums on his own Swamp Records label and performs in concerts all over the world.
  • The Barley Mob2.15pm
    THE BARLEY MOB
    The BaRLey MOB are a 6 piece group of talented and lively musicians who’s collective influences have fused to create a unique style of music. Their music does not fall neatly into one genre as they deliver a fresh blend of uplifting music embellished and delivered with equal measures of rock riffs, soulful melodies, folk jigs and infectious beats.
    With over 350 shows to their credit since forming in 2010, the band have been widely acclaimed for their live performances. Over the last three years they have built a large and growing fan base from playing in the smallest venues to the largest festivals including Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Sligo Live, Dublin City Soul Festival and Boomtown Fair(UK) as well as performances on RTE Radio 1, FM104 and Phantom 105.2.
    The BaRLey MOB are: Adam Daly, Neil Butler, Andy Moore, John Heraghty, Conor Byrne and Sean Behan
  • Danny Battles1.30pm
    Danny BattlesDanny Battles is a fresh new talent. A singer songwriter from west Cork, he has gigged across Ireland and Europe. He has recorded for RTE music show South Wind Blows during the Other Voices music festival in Derry in February 2014. His first solo album is due later this year.

RÓISÍN DUBH STAGE (Onstage Times)

  • Little Green Cars10.00pm
    Little Green CarsDublin band Little Green Cars has enjoyed great success over the past year with their number one debut album ‘Absolute Zero’ which was released on Glassnote Records (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix). The band has released three critically acclaimed singles, ‘The John Wayne’, ‘Harper Lee’ & ‘My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me’ which received extensive airplay in Ireland. Little Green Cards has toured the UK and US extensively including the 2013 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, the Coachella music festival in California, Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL and the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montréal.
  • Daithi8.40pm
    DAITHI
    We all have that special song that makes us feel like a rockstar, the one you play on your Mp3 as you walk down the streets in rhythm thinking hell yeah! The one that turns your life into a music video for a few minutesî OracleHereís Daithi. A fiddle-playing, house music-making, loopstation-tweaking, button-pushing, hair-flicking bundle of energy.You might recognise him from his brushes with TV talent shows (TG4ís The All-Ireland Talent Show). Or his appearances the length and breadth of Ireland (to crammed festival tents, or supporting the likes of DJ Shadow, Santigold, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, De La Soul and Todd Terje). Or you might have heard some of his studio excursions with various members of the countryís close-knit underground community (Elaine Mai, Liza Flume, Monto, the Breaking Bread collective).

    After dominating the sound of the summer with his hit track ëChameleon Lifeí Daithi is back with the brand new single ëCase Closed Feat. Senitaí. Daithi is one of the most exciting Irish acts of the moment, with his unique brand of dance music that incorporates live fiddle and energetic beats.

    Already a favourite of bloggers and tastemakers, Daithi is generating an exciting buzz in the music world. Wrapping up 2013, both singles featured in the Nialler9 Readerís Top 30 songs of the year, with Chameleon Life at #7 and Case Closed making it in at #21, despite only being released two weeks!

    2014 is set to be another MASSIVE year for Daithi, starting with the premier of the brand new VIDEO for ëCase Closedí.

  • We Cut Corners7.40pm
    WE CUT CORNERSWe Cut Corners write short songs on drums and guitar, eschewing the blues-rock stylings beloved of other two-pieces in favour of lyrically dextrous, start-stop/rock-pop. The critically acclaimed debut album ‘Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards’ was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year. We Cut Corners have toured with The Maccabees, Villagers and Frightened Rabbit amongst others. The second album is due for release in 2014.

  • Windings6.30pm
    WINDINGSFrom the opening strains of an ancient Canadian harmonium on ‘Sun in my Bones’, the new windings’ record I Am Not The Crow reveals itself as an album full of scope, dynamic musicianship and imagination. As the eight tracks play out, it also reveals itself as an album in the most meaningful sense of the word – a collection of songs united by a common purpose, each lending itself to the next, adding to the entirety. It’s this notion of what an album should sound like that binds I Am Not The Crow so well.

  • Elaine Mai5.20pm
    ELAINE MAIIt’s all about progression. Elaine Mai, from her early start as a solo artist, crafting haunting melodies layered over harmonies, beats and acoustic guitar, has changed. Evolved, you might say. Since the release of her debut EP, Dots, in 2012, there has been a steady, perceptible shift in the style of her live shows. While there is still the same beautiful songs, there is a new focus on the beats and the dancefloor, moving away from the acoustic to the electronic, yet maintaining that same beautiful attention to the melody that has made her stand out as a performer. The new Dots Remixes EP is indicative of this, a hint at the new direction on the forthcoming second EP proper, due out on February 15th
    Elaine has also been developing her skills as a remixer; her latest work, a skilled reworking of Somebody Else by Cat Dowling, is a beautiful take on the track, and sits comfortably beside her stunning reworking of Chameleon Life by Daithi, which came third in Nialler9’s Reader’s polls remixes of the year.
    Exciting times ahead.
  • Dott4.30pm
    DOTTDott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiney, harmony-driven garage pop. The band is led by songwriter Anna (vocals/guitar) with Laura (bass/vocals) Evan (guitar/vocals) and Tony (drums). Their eagerly awaited debut album “Swoon” was released on December 3rd 2013 on Graveface Records US. Their debut EP “Button” was released in 2012 on the Popical Island Collective and on 7″ vinyl with Graveface Records USA.

  • Maud In Cahoots3.30pm
    MAUD IN CAHOOTS
  • My Fellow Sponges2.45pm
    MY FELLOW SPONGESCome with the Sponges as they take you on a bright and colourful journey, with music that will have you falling over with laughter, floating on waves of sadness, and climbing trees of elation. Their trickster melodies will ensnare you like an old crone merrily luring children into a gingerbread house. Whispers in the forest warn that, once you see a live gig by the Sponges, your life will never be the same. Some say that the Sponges play every instrument ever known in all of time and space. Some say that their songs contain such simple but powerful observations on the world around us that hearing them regularly enough will make a listener grow immeasurably wise and jolly.

  • Rudytrixx2.00pm
    RUDYTRIXXRudyTrixX are an exciting, young, up-and-coming Irish Alterntive/Indie band. Consisting of Callan Rudy Qualtar (vocals), Sean Leonard (guitar), Johnny McGuiness (Bass), Sean McManamon (Guitar) and Emmet Harigan (Drums), RudyTrixX’s musical style draws from an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from Two Door Cinema Club to Alt-J, and Plan B to Ludovico Einaudi. With just one year under their belt they have already established themselves on the Irish music scene with performances at Electric Picnic and Body&Soul, as well as at several major venues around Ireland. They were selected for the Budweiser Future Sounds Of Irish Music and recorded a track with legendary producer Rob Kirwan. They are set to play The Academy in the coming weeks and have been selected for Whelans Ones To Watch 2014. The future is looking bright for this young band.

  • Zero Era1.15pm
    ZERO ERA“Crunchy rock guitars collide with vocals flipping between melodic and growling in this three piece from Galways music. Think Queens of the Stone Age shot through with some deep basslines and you’re almost there. One to watch.” Paul Mc Connell-Noisy Plug Sessions Galway, state.ie

  • SLYRYDES12.30pm
    SLYRYDESGuitars,drums and the truth straight out of Galway Ireland. “Kick one of us and we all limp”.

COMEDY TENT (Onstage Times)

  • Rich Hall7.15pm
    RICH HALL

    Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. He particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity. As Rich Hall the stand-up, he has visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times and performed at the major comedy clubs in Britain and across the world. He is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show – for which he won two Emmy Awards.

  • Foil Arms & Hog6.25pm
    FOIL ARMS & HOG

    Ireland’s top comedy trio presents a fast paced mix between theatre and stand-up. Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances. The lads have appeared on TV as stars of The Savage Eye and live at festivals including Galway Comedy, Kilkenny Cats laughs, Electric Picnic and Vodafone Comedy Festival.

  • Fred Cooke5.50pm
    FRED COOKE

    Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated.
Fred has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s Republic of Telly, The Cafe (as The Crazy Chef), Watch Your Language (The Mad Professor), The Savage Eye, The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, and The Liffey Laughs. He even played the main role as Fergus in a series of recent Spar ads – seen as one of the country’s most successful advertising campaigns of the last ten years.

  • Howard Read5.25pm
    HOWARD READ

    Howard’s Unique new show featuring cartoons voiced, and moved like puppets before your eyes. Featuring the world’s first stand-up chicken, God, a crab and all of human evolution on one stand-up bill. Live cartoons, talking back.

  • Kevin McGahern5.00pm
    KEVIN McGAHERN

    Kevin is probably most well-known for his infamous “The Man Who Slipped on the Ice” video, directed by Tom Walsh, and also for his starring role in The Hardy Bucks. These days he can be found behind the desk on the Republic of Telly and on stage in the various comedy clubs in Dublin.

  • Karl Spain4.30pm
    KARL SPAIN

    Karl is probably best known in Ireland for his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman. In 2009 he filmed Karl Spain Wants to Rock but did not get a woman from that show.
Apart from his own series he has also performed stand up on television all over the world – the U.S, the Middle East, Australia and even as far away as England.

  • Comedy Club 4 Kids2.30pm
    COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

    A PROPER STAND UP COMEDY SHOW FOR ALL AGES – FROM SIX TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIX with Tiernan Douieb & Howard Reed (and Little Howard – animated character from CBBC )Little Howard the world’s first and only six-year-old animated stand-up comedian, creating comedy shows for adults and children. Come and see them doing what they do best….but without the rude bits!
    Be prepared for moments of sheer magic, uncontrollable giggling and smiling faces that will see out the day and make school holiday entertainment that little bit easier.

CHEFS KITCHEN

  • Seamus Commons7.00pm
    SEAMUS COMMONS
  • Neven Maguire6.00pm
    NEVEN MAGUIRE
  • Clodagh McKenna5.00pm
    CLODAGH MCKENNA
  • Noel McMeel4.00pm
    NOEL MCMEEL
  • Ross Lewis3.00pm
    ROSS LEWIS
Running order and onstage times subject to change.

THE FESTIVAL & THE VENUE

The Westport Festival of Music and Food which takes place on 28-29 June 2014 is an annual two day boutique family friendly entertainment extravaganza, set amidst the picturesque 400-acre grounds of Westport House. The historic house and estate is located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most charming seaside towns, which is renowned for its music, excellent food, great pubs and a very warm welcome.

Come and join us in Westport for a fantastic fun filled weekend of entertainment with music from international and Irish musical acts, comedy, kid’s activities, delicious food village, quality purpose built on-site camping, beer tents and wine bars in a truly relaxed, friendly and chilled out atmosphere.www.westporthouse.ie

PLACES TO STAY

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Hotels & B&Bs

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Festival Camping

GETTING HERE

By Car

  • Galway

    80km (49 miles) – 1hr 30min

  • Sligo

    104km (65 miles) – 1hr 30min

  • Belfast

    305km (190 miles) – 4 hrs 15min

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VILLAGE

Located on the lakeside lawn behind Westport House, we’re creating a little village dedicated to the ‘Best Food from the West’. An amazing array of food producers will be rocking up to produce the most exciting and vibrant foods this region has to offer.

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The heart of the FOOD&WINE Magazine Village is the Chef’s Kitchen featuring live demos from Ireland’s top chefs. Hosted by Norah Casey the Chef’s Kitchen will be a vibrant blend of music and food. Whether you’re a budding cook or a cordon bleu culinary expert you are guaranteed to learn something from the masters in action. Some lucky diners will be invited to join the Chef’s Table where they can dine on the gourmet feasts prepared by our chefs.

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Rachel Allen TV Chef

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Noel McMeel Lough Erne Resort

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Darina Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Neven Maguire MacNean House

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Seamus Commons Knockranny House

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Frankie Mallon An Port Mor

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Clodagh McKenna Clodagh’s Kitchen

Eats & Treats

Around and About the Festival

  • PADDY PAELLA

    An artisan high end foods stall called PADDY PAELLA in which Traditional Spanish Street Food is freshly cooked using all Irish produce blended together with Spanish recipes, flair and know how We source all our ingredients and produce locally from the town land in which the festival is on and we then cook the food fresh in a Spanish /Latin style at our stall on the days of the show which results in wholesome and tasty freshly cooked food All the fresh ingredients on the day would be sourced from the local hinterland of Mayo and Roscommon from producers we know and trust, thus promoting local produce a concept we really believe in.

  • THE WING BAR

    Spicy chicken wings with a selection of delicious homemade dips and sauces.

  • ECO BUS CAFE

    Healthy foods such as Falafel Wraps, Beef Curry, Veggie Chilly, Nachos, Steak in Ciabatta and Homemade fresh lemon/ginger sodas all served from a vintage double decker bus.

  • CHOC-AMORE

    Fresh seasonal fruit smothered in melted Belgium chocolate.

  • MANGO CATERING

    100% local Irish gourmet beef burgers, sold from a vintage airstream.

  • CREPES IN THE CITY

    Sweet and savoury crepes using the best local produce.

  • JUST PASTA

    Just Pasta offers a selection of home made pasta in different sauce including lasagna and oven baked macaroni.

  • MOST WANTED FOODS

    Street Feast serves up pulled-pork slow roasted for six hours in a secret rub before slowly caramelizing in our smoker. Try it as a sandwich with slaw or carb free in a snack box with a side of beans.

  • ALFRESCO STONE BAKED PIZZA

    We specialise in delicious thin crust wood fired pizzas but also offer dishes such as slow cook pulled pork sandwiches. Our wood fired oven is open so the customer can easy see their food being cooked. Each pizza is freshly rolled and prepared for each customer. They can choose toppings from a wide variety of local produce. The wood we use is from sustainable forests.

  • KERALA KITCHEN

    A pink mosaic tandoor oven cooks our curries fresh on site.

  • THE COFFEE BOUTIQUE

    The Coffee Boutique is a mini gourmet coffee shop on wheels with a big personality. We use locally hand roasted beans and local freshly baked pastries. We love to dress our coffee van up depending on occasion, we have tables and chairs, fairy lights, flower garlands, lanterns and flower pots, as well as fake grass or picket fencing. We like to use fair-trade products where and when possible and also are keen to be green, cups lids and holders are all recyclable, we even compost the used coffee grinds.

  • FAVARA

    Award winning Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine.

  • RISOTTO2GO

    Freshly cooked risotto.

  • CRANKY YANKEE CORN DOGS

    Homemade authentic American Corn Dogs.

  • MEAT CURE

    Meat Cure – Smokehouse (snack shack) snacks. Southern Fried Pickle. Light crispy pale ale battered pickles, Southern Fried Onion Rings. Light crispy pale ale battered onion rings. Corn-on-the-cob Husk on sweated corn, finished on the grill and basted in butter. Mixed Beets – Twice fried beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato, sea salt and thyme. Potato Wedges – Twice fried maris piper potato, sea salt and thyme.

  • CANARD SOUVAGE CONFECTIONERY

    Confectionery French pick & mix, home made Nougat and lollipop, caramelised almonds cooked using a traditional French recipe.

  • MIMI’S CREPES & WAFFLES

    Sweet and savoury crepes and waffles, all made from locally sourced ingredients.

  • THE WILD HOG ROAST

    Free range from own farm, spit roast pig, steak baguettes and lamb wraps.

  • RAINBOW DELIGHT

    A large selection of confectionery and top quality nuts, fudge and baklava.

  • THE FLYING MACHINE CAFE

    We are a themed Breakfast and Coffee bar. We sell breakfasts from all round the world and we do it in style. We source local and organic where we can, we want to fill peoples bellies with amazing food.

  • GOLDENHILL ICE-CREAM

    Homemade Farmhouse ice cream.

  • Galway Catering

    Herbal Sausages/Burgers/Chicken Wraps.

  • Pieminister

    Free range meat wrapped in a yummy pastry with ethinicaly sourced veggies.. NO Nastys like hydronated fats NO salt and definately no sheargar hahahha.. We like to please our customers with really good hearty food and hope that everyone leaves our stall feeling good.

  • Fire & Food Restaurants

    Irish steak burgers and German smoked bratwurst

  • O’Briens Event Caterers

    Coffee pastries donuts milk shakes and smoothies ice cream

  • Ramblin’ Crafts

    We are a local craft business, specializing in upcycling. We love to use second hand materials to create new products that everyone will enjoy. These include: chessboards made from nuts and bolts, locally sourced bog wood, hand painted glass jar lanterns, cake stands and clocks, unwanted or discarded books designed into bags, and much more. Our main focus is on up cycled musical instruments inspired by great blues artists from Bo Diddley’s cigar box guitar to SeaSick Steve’s diddley bo. These unique creations can be played and loved by all ages and abilities, this will be demonstrated live throughout the day

  • K-chido Mexicano

    homemade tacos, quesadilla, nachos, Mexican stews served with homemade salsas sauces and beans. Irish chicken and beef, free range Irish pork

  • Saba

    Award winning Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine, which means “happy meeting place” in Thai, serves authentic cuisine at reasonable prices.

  • Driftwood Coffee Cart

    I sell Triple Certified (organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance) gourmet coffee from the back of my little French built van. The Izzo Italian coffee machine, together with great tasting and ethically sourced coffee beans makes for some of the most delicious tasting coffee around! I also sell organic and fairtrade certified teas and fair trade certified hot chocolate. I also sell some lovely cookies and snacks to accompany your drink. The van itself is eye catching and interesting to look at.

Kids Corner

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  • Monkeyshine Theatre

    One of Irelands most exciting children’s theatre companies, will be creating a whole village of fun and imaginative activities for young festival goers. The Enchanted Oak Village will sprout up around the Old oak tree for a weekend of wonderment. Children can make their own wizard wand, plant a fairy garden, weave a dream catcher or create there own gnome hat. They can join a dance class, learn to juggle, play some music or take part in a play. There will be lots to watch too, puppet shows, story telling and theatre. Or they can simply play in the village, dig in the sand pit, jam on the Wall of sound, load a truck in the mini quarry, play in the fairy house, hang a wish on the wishing line or just listen to a story under the old oak tree. The weekend will end with a Kids Caberet so you have the chanceto not just watch but to perform at Westport Festival! Now that’s something to tell your friends.

  • The Pirate Queen Swinging Ship

    It’ll test your head for heights – and your stomach.

  • Pirates Plunge Log Flume Ride

    A splash-tastic log flume water ride that guarantees to entertain.

  • Gracy’s Bouncy Castle

    Fun for the younger members of the family.

  • Westport House Express Train Ride

    A short ride through the grounds and watch out for surprises around every corner.

  • Swan Pedaloe Boats

    Take the family out on beautiful Westport House lake on 8-foot high Swan Pedaloe boats. Note: All activities are free of charge.

  • The Craft Tent

    Arts and crafts workshops.

  • The Workshop Tent

    Storytelling, puppetry and theatre.

  • The Performance Tent

    Sit down, watch and wonder.

  • Installations and unfacilitated activities

    The sand pit, The mini truck mine, Dressing up tea party, Wall of sound percussion area, Fairy play house, Wishing tree, Mushroom seats, Oak tree installation.

  • Outdoor and walkabout performers

    Clown, Tea lady, Giant birds, Sports day games.

  • Little Chill tent

    Tables and chairs where families can rest and take a little time to recharge.

  • Baby Changing Tent

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Westport Goes Green

We are committed to protecting the environment and will ensure that our festival has a minimum impact by preventing and segregating waste, consuming less water and energy and sourcing goods and materials sustainably. Festival Green Guide

Festival Charity

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Child Vision Charity

This year we are really pleased to announce our first charity partner, Child Vision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children. This is the only educational facility in Ireland looking after the education and therapeutic needs of blind and partially sighted children throughout Ireland.  They will be on site during the festival looking for your support but also offering you the chance to experience the buzz of the festival without your sense of sight by taking their Blindfold Challenge – are you up for it?  Check them out on Facebook and at www.childvision.ie and find out about the amazing kids and this amazing place.

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SPONSORS

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FAQs

  • Can I bring food & drink to the festival?

    You cannot bring food or drink into the festival arena, but we have a great selection of food traders and bars onsite to satisfy every need. Baby food is however allowed into the arena.

  • Can I apply to perform at the festival?

    You can email us at hello@westportfestival.com. We do receive a lot of applications but we will listen to all material sent to us. Please don’t bombard us with large files, as a couple of links to your music will suffice.

  • How can I apply to be a food vendor?

    You can contact Kate at VSC Events – kate@vscevents.ie

  • Can I bring a camera to the festival?

    You can bring a small personal camera but professional equipment is not allowed.

  • Is there parking?

    Unless staying on the campsite, there is no onsite parking. There will be designated car park facilities located on the approach roads into Westport town and details will be posted on our website closer to the event.,

  • How do I get there?

    There are 2 entrances to the festival, Church Lane and the Quays Entrance. If you are staying in Westport town, or travelling from the Castlebar Rd then you should enter via Church Lane, which is in the centre of the town. If you are staying on the campsite, or travelling from Louisburgh direction then you must use the Quays Entrance.

  • What time do gates open?

    Gates open 12:30pm and the festival will end at 11pm each night.

  • Is there a Lost & Found department?

    Ask security supervisor initially and then contact us at hello@westportfestival.com. After Monday July 1st all found property will be taken to Westport Garda Station.

  • What should I bring?

    This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately & come prepared for Irish weather including practical footwear and sun block.

  • What am I not allowed to bring?

    Alcohol, bottles, cans, glass containers. Pets, except for registered assistance dogs.

  • Can I leave the festival and re-enter again?

    Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. You must wear this wristband at all times. Any wristbands that have been tampered with or removed shall be null and void. If you wish to exit you will be given a token/stamp. To re-enter you will need this and your wristband, which must still be on your wrist, untampered with. Weekend wristbands are valid for both days. The wristband is shower proof.

  • Is this a family friendly event?

    Yes it is but strict guidelines must be adhered to. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Teenagers (13-17 years) must be in possession of a teenager wristband. Anyone under 18 found in possession of alcohol or having consumed alcohol will be handed over the Gardai. Anyone buying alcohol for a minor will be removed from the Festival without refund.

  • Will there be any ATMs at the festival?

    There won’t be any cash machines on site but there are ATMs in the town centre.

  • Can I bring a chair to the festival?

    Patrons are allowed to bring only one standard size folding deck chair to the festival. No chairs permitted and standing room only in front of the mixing desks. Do not leave chairs unattended.

  • Can I volunteer?

    Volunteers are an important part of making our festival such a special event. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic & enthusiastic volunteers, aged 18 years and over, to assist with festival operations, both for pre-festival setup and during festival operations. If you have a passion for working as part of a team in a dynamic, outdoor, festival environment, you are interested in music, and event management, then you should apply to volunteer at hello@westportfestival.com..

  • Is there Special Needs Parking?

    Special needs parking is provided beside the Campsite Management Offices. This is accessed through the ‘Golf Links’ Rd – this will be signposted. The run from this carpark to the festival site is along a flat road.

  • Safety at the Festival?

    If you have any questions or concerns about safety please speak to the nearest security supervisor or to the staff in the Information tent which is located in front of Westport House by the river. Our security company is licensed by the Private Security Authority. All our security staff wear hi-vis numbered vests/jackets. If you have any queries please speak to a security supervisor. Please co-operate with security staff – they are there for your comfort and your safety. We have two First Aid Posts on site – one to the left of the Main Stage and one just across the bridge at the bottom of the Children’s Area. We have a doctor, nurses, paramedics and ambulances on site for your health & safety. There are gardai on duty throughout the venue and security can contact them if you wish. We have lifeguards on duty by the bridge. Please supervise your children at all times & do not allow them to climb on fences or bridges. Children separated from their companions will be brought to the nearest First Aid Post. Please ensure your children know where they are, in case they get separated from you. Please contact the nearest security, gardai, medic or volunteer if you have become separated from your child. Glass of any kind is not allowed on site. You are not allowed to light fires anywhere on site, including the campsite. Smoking is not allowed in any or the tents or marquees as per Anti Tobacco Legislation.

  • Will there be any recycling taking place at the event?

    A new waste segregation bin system is being put in place by Mayo County Council for this year’s Festival. Facilities will be available for festival goers to separate food waste and recyclable items from normal landfill waste. There will be plenty of ‘Greening your Festival’ volunteers to help you help us green the festival!
    Younger festival goers will also be able to join in the Greening Fun. A special children’s workshop will be available at the festival where the children can make puppets using waste materials!

  • Additional Info
    • Strobe lighting may be used at this festival.
    • There will be a firework display on Sunday evening after the show.
    • High sound levels may damage your hearing. Give your ears a rest every now & then.
    • Young children should wear ear plugs
    • There is CCTV on site for your protection.
    • There are crews filming on site and ticket holders may be filmed or audio recorded.

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