Bluegrass and Elvis for Sligo
Don’t pack away your festival paraphernalia just yet, though. Autumn’s Sligo Live festival will return for its eighth year this October. From the 26th–31st, highprofile musicians will mingle with lesser-known artists in various pubs, clubs and cafés in the northwestern town.
Acts already announced include Elvis Costello, who will make his only appearance in the Republic this year at the Knocknarea Arena venue at Sligo IT on October 29th. Playing the same venue on October 28th is KT Tunstall, while hard-rocking bluegrass outfit Hayseed Dixie play The Model on October 28th. Although those gigs are ticketed, 80 per cent of events during the festival will be free, with many more acts yet to be added.
“As we are independent, we need to be imaginative in our programming,” festival producer Rory O’Connor said. www.sligolive.ie
Elvis Costello at Knocknarea