Previous years have seen the likes of Example, B*Witched, Paddy Casey, Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Aslan, Sister Sledge, Boney M, Wheatus and Whigfield headline and the festival has been growing in popularity since it’s debut in 2012.
The festival will kick off with Kieran Quinn and friends on Thursday August 8th. Kieran brings out some of Sligo’s finest talent each year and this year the theme will be 90’s just pop in after the Sligo Races meeting.
Friday Night brings together two real radio heavy hitters as Scouting for Girls and Chasing Abbey are the double headliners. From the early 00’s onwards, Scouting For Girls hits such as ‘She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead, Heartbeat and This Ain’t a Love Song’ were in everyones ears wherever you went.
Chasing Abbey have quite simply exploded in the last two years. Huge record deals, Packed out headline performances (including this years Longitude) and award after award has made them one of Ireland’s most popular acts right now. ‘Talk to Me’, ‘That Good Thing’ and ‘Choices’ have been up there with the most played tracks on Irish radio in the last two years and Friday is guaranteed to be wedged from early.
90’s kids will have a night of pure Nostalgia on the Saturday with Samantha Mumba, Haddaway and N-Trance headlining. ‘Always Come Back to Your Love’, ‘Gotta Tell You’ and ‘Baby Come on Over’ skyrocketed Samantha Mumba to international Superstardom and
everyone on the planet has sung Haddaways’ ‘What is Love’ on a night out sometime. N-Trance’ had massive success with ‘Set You Free’ and ‘Stayin Alive’ back in the 90s, so ensure you don’t miss this 90’s Revival Party.
Sunday will be the final night and as with Mike Denver’s gig last year, the country fans will once again be out in force for Patrick Feeney as he closes the festival.
Lots more guests will be announced soon with the best local talent filling out the undercard.
The music runs from 6-11.30pm each day as well as the Family Fun Day Event on Sunday at 2pm and local gym ROM will host a Fun Festival Bootcamp on the Saturday afternoon.
As always, it’s only €3 Admission and U8 Kids go free. This Community Festival relies on the people of Sligo coming along and spreading the word, so be sure to tell all your family and friends from afar.