We hope you are as excited for the Bank Holiday weekend as we are in Three Sisters headquarters! Even though we are busy planning the cultural programme for the European Capital of Culture 2020 jury visit in July, we’ve put some time aside to help plan your long weekend for you.
As usual, there is a wide-range of fantastic events across our region to choose from. So we are here to help with our best picks to guarantee you a fun and culturally-rich weekend.
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Without further ado, here are our top choices for a fab Three Sisters weekend.
Waterford gets Intergalactic: The fantastic Le Galaxie arrive in Waterford for an intimate gig at Central Arts this Friday, April 29th. The band has just announced a support slot with global superstars Faithless at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, so this is a rare chance for Waterford audiences to catch them in more cosy and informal surroundings. The four-piece act has a unique blend of electronic experimentation, indie, dance and synth pop, all fused together with a ‘modern retro’ sound. Tickets are priced at €15 (plus booking fee) and are available from www.centralarts.ie. Get yours while you still can!
Kilkenny goes back to its roots: The Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival 2016 takes place from Friday April 29th to May 2nd. The popular festival features a mix of Irish and International acts from the USA, Canada and the UK. Since 1998, the event has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Alabama Shakes. The medieval streets will play host to a huge range of music in 30 plus-venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts. With over 60 free shows and more than 20 ticketed events from early afternoon until late into the night, everyone is catered for. There are too many unmissable performances for us to possibly mention, so check out www.kilkennyroots.com for the full line-up.
The joke’s on (in) Wexford: Top comedians like Neil Delamere, Deirdre O’Kane and Jason Byrne, among a whole host of side-splitting others, return to the streets of Wexford for JestFest. Wexford’s comedy and street-theatre festival is bigger and better than ever for 2016. This year’s Festival sees the launch of the Comedy HUB, a state-of-the-art 500 seat venue, specially constructed on the Wexford Quay front. This venue will be a unique experience for audiences, and will see comedians take to the stage each night, as the sun sets in the background. The Viking streets will ring loud with the sound of revelry as street jesters, acrobats and contortionists entertain the crowds during the day. For tickets, and more information, see www.jestfest.ie
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