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Westport music festival balloons

Westport music festival balloons

Ciara Moynihan

Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts, which takes place at Westport House on June 23 and 24, has expanded yet again. 
New additions to the packed line-up include include The Chieftains, Horslips, Beth Orton, Eric Bibb, Ryan Sheridan, Wallis Bird, Colin Devlin, Bronagh Gallagher, Sam Amidon, Liz Lawrence, The Plea, Touchwood, Red Empire and Rhob Cunningham. Soft Cell front-man Marc Almond will also perform as a special guest with Jools Holland.
Already on the roster are Ray Davies of the Kinks, Seasick Steve, Imelda May, Alison Moyet, Lloyd Cole, Nick Lowe, The Dubliners, Macy Gray, Damien Dempsey, Royseven, Duke Special, The Hothouse Flowers, The Undertones, The Minutes and many more.
The organisers have also announced an Open Mic Stage to encourage up-and-coming talent of all kinds, from singer/songwriters to comedians and poets. Anyone wishing to be considered for a slot should email their demo (in MP3 format), web link or video link to info@thehotspot.ie before Monday, April 30.

For more information on the festival, visit westportfestival.com.

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