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June 19th, 2013 @ 15:40

Westport Festival of Music and Food

At Horslips gig Westport Festival of Music and Arts


Westport is getting ready to welcome world-famous music and culinary artists for the 2013 ‘Westport Festival of Music and Food’. The two-day, multi-stage, family-friendly festival will take place on the 29th and 30th of June in Westport House.

Not only will the festival features impressive on-stage performances of the best regional, national and international artists and but also superior culinary demonstrations and fun and imaginative activities for kids and teenagers. Moreover, Westport offers festival goers and tourists first-class accommodation options, a campsite for caravans and campervans with excellent facilities, relaxing pampering options by award winning hair stylist Dylan Bradshaw and Ireland's most famous photographer Barry McCaul.

The festival will involve five different stages, each with their own live performances. These stages are: the Main Stage, the Marquee Stage, the Roisin Dubh Stage, the Comedy Tent and the Chefs Kitchen.
Some of the most important acts at the festival include Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Waterboys, Imelda May, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club and the Blind Boys of Alabama, among other national and international stars.

The Westport Festival of Music and Food will be an extraordinary event for the whole family, a weekend of fun your loved ones and you will remember for years to come.

Saturday, 29th June


Main StageChristy Moore with Declan Sinnott, The Waterboys, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Eliades Ochoa & Omara Portuondo, Blind Boys of Alabama, ABC, The High Kings & Red Bull Bedroom Jam Winner

Marquee Stage The Grand Parade (Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish, Wallis Bird, Declan O’Rourke, Mundy & Gavin Glass), The Stunning, Alabama 3, Hayseed Dixie, Gavin James, Julie Feeney, New Sunset Hotel

The Roisin Dubh Stage Le Galaxie, Daithi, Tieranniesaur, Funeral Suits, Sleep Thieves, Elaine Mai, In their Thousands, The Depravations, Stephen James Band

The Comedy Tent Reginald D Hunter, Karl Spain, Bernard O’Shea, Barry Murphy, Danny Dowling and Joe Rooney.

Chefs Kitchen - Derry Clarke, Seamus Commons, Kevin Dundon

Sunday, 30th June

Main StageElvis Costello & The Imposters, Imelda May, Squeeze, Martha Wainright, LAPD (Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin), The Cabin Collective, I Draw Slow

Marquee Stage Jack Lukeman presents Jack’s Duets, Damien Dempsey, The Clew Bay Pipe Band presents “Pipe-Versity”, Ryan Sheridan, The Riptide Movement, Cry Before Dawn, Hermitage Green, The Silver Seas

The Roisin Dubh Stage Delorentos, Squarehead, Kid Karate, Not Squares, Mojo Gogo, So Cow, Dott, Doghouse, B & The Honey Boy

Comedy Tent - Colin Murphy, Joe Rooney, Phil Jupitus, Barry Murphy and Danny Dowling & Gerry Mallon

Chefs Kitchen -Dylan McGrath, Ross Lewis & Oliver Dunn


Tickets for Westport Festival of Music & Food are on sale now via www.westportfestival.com with combined festival and camping tickets on sale through www.westporthouse.ie.

· Adult Day Ticket - €75.00       

· Adult Weekend Ticket - €130.00

· Teen Day Ticket* - €40.00 (13-17 years old)   

· Teen Weekend Ticket* x €65.00 (13-17 year olds).

NB Children under 12 are free, once accompanied by a person 18yrs or older - Limit of 2 children per adult.     *Teens must be accompanied by an adult, aged 18 years or older.

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