DAY IN THE COUNTRY Dublin band The Coronas are heading west this June to take part in West Fest in Aghamore.
Coronas to play at West Fest
THE West Fest line-up keeps growing and growing. The latest addition is Dublin band The Coronas whose growing status has seen them gain some great reviews on their concert tour of America. The four lads from Dublin are heading to Aghamore for one of the biggest shows in the province this summer.
“We are thrilled to have signed them up for West Fest and they will be big favourites with the audiences. One of the lads, Danny O’Reilly, is son of Mary Black, the well-known traditional singer. Their album, ‘Ghosts or Heroes’, has been a massive hit. They have their own style and appeal to a big audience. It’s mighty to have them on board along with Imelda May and all the others,” says festival co-ordinator Donal Byrne.
Other headline acts already confirmed for West Fest include Sharon Shannon and her big band, Damien Dempsey, Republic of Loose, Bagatelle, Ryan Sheridan, the Kilkennys, the Big Generator and Brush Shiels. The organisers are also giving a major chance to a number of bands from around the country who recently auditioned in Kiltimagh and who will now be part of the weekend programme in Aghamore.
Attendance at the event, which will be staged in a giant marquee/dome on June 4 and 5, has been capped at 10,000, representing 5,000 tickets each night. The event looks like being a complete sell-out weeks in advance of the venture.
“There is huge goodwill towards this West Fest and we know the people of Aghamore and East Mayo will ensure that the event is a resounding success. While it is a big commitment we have total belief in the project and our ability to see it through. We have a mighty line-up of top acts and interest has been phenomenal, with a huge amount of enquiries from Dublin and the east coast,” says Donal Byrne.