Saltwater Announce Day Breakdown for 3 Day Festival

Exciting new Mayo festival Saltwater, sponsored by IMRO, have announced their day breakdown for the three day festival set to take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Plus a host of new acts have been announced to join headliners Dermot Kennedy (Fri 29 May), The Coronas (Sat 30 May) and Johnny Marr (Bank Holiday Sun 31 May). 

Dermot Kennedy kicks off the first day of the festival on Friday 29 May and is joined by Hudson Taylor, Lyra, Jerry Fish, Somebody’s Child, Bitch Falcon, Fish Go Deep, Ultan Conlon, ZASKA, Classic Yellow, The Clockworks and Danny Mac.

The Coronas keep the festival feels going on Saturday 30 May and are joined by Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Maverick Sabre, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Norman Jay MBE, Little Hours, The Pale, Thanks Brother, New Valley Wolves, LUZ, Coda, Aran McMahon, Sundown and Graham Sweeney.

Johnny Marr brings the festival to a triumphant close on Sunday 31 May, and is joined by The Stranglers, Wallis Bird, The Scratch, Crazy P Sound System, Join Me In The Pines, Sam Duckworth, Wild Front, Joanne Keegan, The Wha, Paddy Dennehy, Uppbeat and Between Roads.

The June Bank Holiday Weekend 2020 will see new festival Saltwater take place in the beautiful grounds of Westport House, Mayo – one of Ireland’s best loved historic homes and estates. Set to become a highlight of the Irish Festival Calendar, Saltwater is brought to you by the people behind Sea Sessions and will showcase top International and Irish talent with over 50 acts playing across 3 stages. 

One of the first festivals of the summer, Saltwater Festival is an expression of life on Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast. Celebrating Music, Food, Culture and the rich heritage of Westport, the festival will bring together like minded people from home and abroad that want to feel the taste of salt in the air as they appreciate the best Ireland has to offer. 

With an extraordinary career that has seen him shoot to global fame, Dermot Kennedy is known around the world for hits such as “Outnumbered”, “Power Over Me” and “Glory’. His music touches people’s hearts, and his set promises to be one of the defining moments of the festival. The Coronas look set to have a busy summer again having just released a new single with a new album on the way plus the legendary Johnny Marr needs little introduction, having spent nearly 4 decades in the music business as both a guitarist in The Smiths and as a celebrated solo artist. The rock icon’s set is not to be missed, and is sure to be jam packed with his greatest hits and fan favourites from his vast back catalogue. 

Day and Weekend tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and on www.ticketmaster.ie. Limited Early Bird Tickets are priced from €144 or 3 days with camping options also available.  There are also limited single day tickets available from €64. Check out www.saltwater.ie for more details.

Speaking about Saltwater, Festival Director Ray O’Donoghue said: “We’re actually really happy with how the lineup turned out. Who wouldn’t be with the likes of Dermot Kennedy and Johnny Marr?  We’re also thrilled to announce The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Stage and The Saltshaker stage that will host Cooking Demos from local and international Chefs. There’s also a nice DJ stage where you’ll be able to listen to the likes of international acts Crazy P & Norman Jay. We actually can’t wait until May 29th” 

Known as the most beautiful house in Ireland, Westport House has a great tradition of hosting some of the world’s top artists and this year is set to be no different as Saltwater takes place for the first time.With Westport recognised as “The Best Place to Live in Ireland”, and established as a multiple award winning tourism destination over the past few years – Saltwater is the perfect place to kick off the June Bank Holiday Weekend and what is guaranteed to be another busy summer season on the west coast!

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide.

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