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Proclaimers to play at West Fest

The Proclaimers among headline acts at West Fest this summer in Ballina

Michael Commins

SCOTTISH band The Proclaimers will be among the headline acts at West Fest 2012 at the Showgrounds in Ballina from June 29 to July 1. The band has enjoyed several chart success in the UK and around Europe with their version of (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles among their best known hits.
It is understood that the organisers are in negotiations with a number of prominent acts and that announcements in relation to the bill line-up will be made at regular intervals over the coming weeks. An extra day has been added to the event to cater specially for younger music fans.
There was an excellent evening of live music at a ceremony to mark the official launch of the West Fest promotion in Hotel Ballina last Saturday night. The featured guest was Jamie Lawson who received a warm welcome from the appreciative audiences.
There was a real rollicking performance from Foxford trad and folk band The Craic Away Jacks as well as from the talented RnBs from East Mayo with special guest Olwyn Murray from Ballyhaunis.