A weekend of live music and talks featuring a collection of the best political and topical songwriters from throughout Ireland and the UK prepare to showcase their talent. Curated by local singer-songwriter Paddy Nash, the three day event will focus on artists singing about the issues we face as a society and explore the impact that music can have on our political systems.
Billy Bragg, ‘The Bard Of Barking’, the UK’s leading alternative rock musician and left-wing activist, will open the festival with a headline performance at The Nerve Centre on Friday August 30. Blending musical elements of folk, punk rock and protest songs, his lyrics deal primarily with political and romantic themes. Support on the night comes from Teknopeasant, Connor Kelly and Conor McAteer.
The following two nights will see a continuation of the ‘Revolution’ theme as local act Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas take over The Glassworks venue on Saturday August 31 with support from Steve White & The Protest Family, Robb Johnson and Colm Bryce.
Sunday August 1 sees the festival come to an end at Bennigans Bar with performances from Jinx Lennon, The Wood Burning Savages (unplugged), Eamon Friel and Little Hooks.
Tickets for all three shows, including a three day festival pass, are available from www.wegottickets.com