Rock ahoy! Tall Ships fest is back

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC NEWS - lmur­phy@ irish­ By Lauren Mur­phy

IT’LL BE maritime to party when the Tall Ships Fes­ti­val sails into Dublin next month from Au­gust 23rd-26th and un­loads its cargo – ie an im­pres­sive en­ter­tain­ment line-up. It’s the first time in 14 years that the Tall Ships event has re­turned to the cap­i­tal, and a huge num­ber of Ir­ish artists will per­form free day­time (noon-10pm) gigs on Ge­orge’s Dock in the IFSC dis­trict.

On Thurs­day 23rd, Cathy Davey will play the Bul­mers Live main stage, in ad­di­tion to Jerry Fish, Duke Spe­cial, Foy Vance, Scul­lion and more. North­ern Ir­ish rock­ers Ash will head­line on Fri­day 24th, with the likes of Ryan Sheri­dan, Mark Geary, The Lost Broth­ers, The Min­utes, Funeral Suits and This Club join­ing them.

The Un­der­tones play the same stage on the 25th, with sup­port from Ther­apy?, The Frank & Walters, Deloren­tos and more. The Dublin Gospel Choir will per­form on Sun­day 26th be­tween 11am and 1pm as the ships de­part Dublin.

“It’s go­ing to be a great week­end and I’m de­lighted to be a part of it,” Mon­aghan man Ryan Sheri­dan told The Ticket. All events are free of charge and there will be var­i­ous street per­form­ers, food mar­kets, fun fairs and a fam­ily pro­gramme dur­ing the four-day fes­ti­val, too. See dublin­tall­

Gonna be great: Ryan Sheri­dan

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