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Children 12 years of age and under are admitted free once accompanied by a person 18 years or over. There is a limit of 2 children per adult. Under 18′s must be accompanied by a person 18 years or over.
Main Stage (Onstage Times)
David Gray was adopted by Ireland in 2000 when his career defining album “White Ladder” was number one for six weeks, and became the bestselling album ever in Ireland. The album also went to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, two years and five months after its original release and spent a total of 151 weeks on the chart. David Gray has achieved over 12 million album sales worldwide, won two Ivor Novellos, a Q Award and received BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life as well as two Brit nominations and a Grammy nomination.
David Gray, who is releasing his much anticipated new album later this year, gave his Irish fans the opportunity to hear some of his new songs when he toured intimate venues around Ireland before Christmas and filmed television “Other Voices” in Dingle.
Marquee Stage (Onstage Times)
Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.
Other highlights have included recently playing the Trinity Ball alongside Miles Kane and 2manydjs, playing the headline stage at the Whelans’ Ones To Watch Festival and extensive radio play both in Ireland and the UK.
RÓISÍN DUBH STAGE (Onstage Times)
The propulsive singles “Family” and “Animals” have already hit the radio airwaves and hooked listeners, and now, Irish quartet The Cast of Cheers are getting ready to unleash their first proper album, released June 15th on School Boy Error/ Co-operative Music. Of course, it would be a bit of a misnomer to call this their debut – that would be “Chariot”, the album the band recorded themselves in 3 days, which they subsequently put up on BandCamp for free. It received over 150,000 downloads and netted them a nomination at the Choice Music Prize, sending their star into rapid ascendance – their next single, the blistering “Family” saw the band championed by the influential likes of Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton in the UK and more, while their follow-up single “Animals”, due out this month, has neatly repeated the same trick.
2013 saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, ‘Embark, Embrace’. Scattered (for the first time) with vocals on themes of escape and renewal, the album’s optimistic title is inspired by the band’s collective decision to put career and college pursuits on the back-burner, to focus on writing and touring more fully than ever before. The result is an album far more hopeful and jubilant-sounding than its predecessor, preserving the band’s recognisable melodic interplays and technical prowess while pushing towards the new and unexpected on levels of both theme and sound. Enemies have handled a large chunk of recording, designing and releasing ‘Embark, Embrace’ themselves, strengthening their ‘do-it-yourself’ reputation while stepping tangibly forward in terms of their own music.
Her independently released debut album, aptly titled Has an Album, was launched in August 2009 and sold out throughout the country displaying her popularity not just in Dublin but nationwide. Her second album Same Cloth Or Not, came into the world on Song Seeds Records in October 2013. The album was recorded in a beautiful rented cottage in Wicklow in the winter months with David Kitt producing and Karl Oldum engineering and includes her band Stina Sandstrom (vocals) and Mossy Nolan (bouzouki) and some wonderful interventions from London-based string duo Geese (Emma Smith & Vincent Sipprell).
TVVINS is Conor Adams (The Cast Of Cheers) and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank).
Boyfights are a three piece indie rock band based in Galway. They fuse melodic, soulful, sultry vocals with hard hitting drumbeats, driving bass and screeching guitar.
The Depravations are a five piece indie/ folk/ pop band based in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. In 2010 they released the Mosey EP which received favourable reviews from such people as nialler9 (“An impressive debut”), Aoife Barry (“Gentle folky sounds with harmonies to swoon over”) and Barry Gruff (“One of the west of Ireland’s hidden treasures”). They released their debut album Onwards, Westwards in January 2013.
We are a two piece experimental instrumental band from Galway, Ireland.
We use loop stations, effects pedals, synthesizers and drums!
We like to make noise!
‘We Shoot Deserters’ is a blues/folk original music band based in Galway City. Having gigged as a professional musician since the age of 17 all over Ireland, as well as in Spain and the Czech Republic, Keith Emmett has been permanently based in Galway city for the past 5 years. He established the long running and hugely popular Open Mic Night at the Róisin Dubh which he continues to the run to this day. In the Summer of 2013, he began writing and recording original material as ‘We Shoot Deserters’.
Tracy’s original music combines a mixture of indie folk with hints of blues. A multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer, Tracy engages a wide vocal range to explore the elements of the voice as an instrument in her songs. She is a founding member of, and both acts and directs with Fregoli Theatre Company and incorporates aspects of theatricality into her live performance. Tracy also regularly plays as part of the Gingerbeard Family, a group of Galway based musicians who write and play originals and covers together, for gigs in Galway and further afield. As a former member of Galway band, My Fellow Sponges, Tracy played on all tracks on their debut album, Bonne Nuit, released in July 2013. She also hosts the Open Mic night in the Róisín Dubh on a weekly basis.
COMEDY TENT (Onstage Times)
Arguably one of the most intriguingly twisted comedians of our generation, total Fringe sell-out 2009/10/11/12, Terry Alderton makes his Westport debut with yet another hyper-hour of warped wit and contorted comedy. A performer of uninhibited extremes and sheer unconventionality, be prepared for a spellbinding amalgamation of noises, voices, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind as you’ve never seen it before.
Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon is delighted to present his latest stand-up show for 2014. The style is observational, the subject matter is Life itself, and the default expression is one of utter disbelief! Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing comic brain. He will explore the world within and around him demonstrating why the peddling of jokes was not only his Fate but probably the only sensible way to live life.
The writer and star of the hit TV show – The Savage Eye – David McSavage is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians. His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations. From The Barman (Mick The Bull) to Father Finnegan to former President Mary Robinson and Pat…….Kenny, audiences relate to each character from the many aspects of Irish life. The Savage Eye (RTÉ), has been critically acclaimed was again recently nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series and Best Director.
Tiernan Douieb (pronounced ‘Eee-Waaaah Crunk’) is one of them people who you’ve heard about with beards. Tiernan has had a beard for quite some years now, with it varying in shape & size, but only disappearing entirely once. On that occasion Tiernan realised his chin not only terrified and upset others, but also redefined his face shape so it was no longer the cuddly, bear like image people knew and loved and instead a hairless cold pink smorgasbord of shame.
Christiane has been performing stand up and musical comedy for two years, in that time she has toured as part of Des Bishop’s show‘ Des Bishop likes to Bang’, which involved performing to 15,000 people throughout Ireland and the UK at venues including Vicar Street, Cork Opera House, Millenium Forum and Wexford Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival and several Best of the Fest gigs in Edinburgh. She has shared the stage with Reggie Watts, John Bishop, Jason Byrne, Eddie Izzard, Tommy Tiernan and Dara O Brian.
John Colleary is star and co writer of three times IFTA nominated THE SAVAGE EYE.
His credits include appearances on STAND AND DELIVER & THE PANEL (RTE2), as well as being the writer/performer of popular slot LAST ORDERS on TODAY FMs LAST WORD. He was voted sixth best comedian in Europe by BAIL OUT MONTHLY Magazine.
A PROPER STAND UP COMEDY SHOW FOR ALL AGES – FROM SIX TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIX with Tiernan Douieb & Howard Reed (and Little Howard – animated character from CBBC ) Little Howard the world’s first and only six-year-old animated stand-up comedian, creating comedy shows for adults and children. (I’ll need a TV) Come and see them doing what they do best….but without the rude bits! Be prepared for moments of sheer magic, uncontrollable giggling and smiling faces that will see out the day and make school holiday entertainment that little bit easier.
and guests Foil Arms & Hog & Joop Joop The Panda (Phill Jupitus).
Main Stage (Onstage Times)
He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2010, Bryan was honoured by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as they presented him with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, a tribute to his fundraising and charitable efforts. That same year, he was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bryan has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his handprints are in Wembley’s Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium.
Adams namesake foundation funds projects supporting the victims of wars and natural disasters, disadvantaged individuals and organizations that aid in the well being and education of children. In Bryan is currently touring in support of his most
recent CD, an acoustic album – “Bryan Adams – Bare Bones”. Adams continues to perform both stadium shows as well as his critically acclaimed acoustic show somewhere in the world.
Marquee Stage (Onstage Times)
RÓISÍN DUBH STAGE (Onstage Times)
After dominating the sound of the summer with his hit track ëChameleon Lifeí Daithi is back with the brand new single ëCase Closed Feat. Senitaí. Daithi is one of the most exciting Irish acts of the moment, with his unique brand of dance music that incorporates live fiddle and energetic beats.
Already a favourite of bloggers and tastemakers, Daithi is generating an exciting buzz in the music world. Wrapping up 2013, both singles featured in the Nialler9 Readerís Top 30 songs of the year, with Chameleon Life at #7 and Case Closed making it in at #21, despite only being released two weeks!
2014 is set to be another MASSIVE year for Daithi, starting with the premier of the brand new VIDEO for ëCase Closedí.
COMEDY TENT (Onstage Times)
Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. He particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity. As Rich Hall the stand-up, he has visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times and performed at the major comedy clubs in Britain and across the world. He is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show – for which he won two Emmy Awards.
Ireland’s top comedy trio presents a fast paced mix between theatre and stand-up. Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances. The lads have appeared on TV as stars of The Savage Eye and live at festivals including Galway Comedy, Kilkenny Cats laughs, Electric Picnic and Vodafone Comedy Festival.
Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated. Fred has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s Republic of Telly, The Cafe (as The Crazy Chef), Watch Your Language (The Mad Professor), The Savage Eye, The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, and The Liffey Laughs. He even played the main role as Fergus in a series of recent Spar ads – seen as one of the country’s most successful advertising campaigns of the last ten years.
Howard’s Unique new show featuring cartoons voiced, and moved like puppets before your eyes. Featuring the world’s first stand-up chicken, God, a crab and all of human evolution on one stand-up bill. Live cartoons, talking back.
Kevin is probably most well-known for his infamous “The Man Who Slipped on the Ice” video, directed by Tom Walsh, and also for his starring role in The Hardy Bucks. These days he can be found behind the desk on the Republic of Telly and on stage in the various comedy clubs in Dublin.
Karl is probably best known in Ireland for his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman. In 2009 he filmed Karl Spain Wants to Rock but did not get a woman from that show. Apart from his own series he has also performed stand up on television all over the world – the U.S, the Middle East, Australia and even as far away as England.
A PROPER STAND UP COMEDY SHOW FOR ALL AGES – FROM SIX TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIX with Tiernan Douieb & Howard Reed (and Little Howard – animated character from CBBC )Little Howard the world’s first and only six-year-old animated stand-up comedian, creating comedy shows for adults and children. Come and see them doing what they do best….but without the rude bits!
Be prepared for moments of sheer magic, uncontrollable giggling and smiling faces that will see out the day and make school holiday entertainment that little bit easier.
The Westport Festival of Music and Food which takes place on 28-29 June 2014 is an annual two day boutique family friendly entertainment extravaganza, set amidst the picturesque 400-acre grounds of Westport House. The historic house and estate is located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most charming seaside towns, which is renowned for its music, excellent food, great pubs and a very warm welcome.
Come and join us in Westport for a fantastic fun filled weekend of entertainment with music from international and Irish musical acts, comedy, kid’s activities, delicious food village, quality purpose built on-site camping, beer tents and wine bars in a truly relaxed, friendly and chilled out atmosphere.www.westporthouse.ie
Located on the lakeside lawn behind Westport House, we’re creating a little village dedicated to the ‘Best Food from the West’. An amazing array of food producers will be rocking up to produce the most exciting and vibrant foods this region has to offer.
The heart of the FOOD&WINE Magazine Village is the Chef’s Kitchen featuring live demos from Ireland’s top chefs. Hosted by Norah Casey the Chef’s Kitchen will be a vibrant blend of music and food. Whether you’re a budding cook or a cordon bleu culinary expert you are guaranteed to learn something from the masters in action. Some lucky diners will be invited to join the Chef’s Table where they can dine on the gourmet feasts prepared by our chefs.
Around and About the Festival
An artisan high end foods stall called PADDY PAELLA in which Traditional Spanish Street Food is freshly cooked using all Irish produce blended together with Spanish recipes, flair and know how We source all our ingredients and produce locally from the town land in which the festival is on and we then cook the food fresh in a Spanish /Latin style at our stall on the days of the show which results in wholesome and tasty freshly cooked food All the fresh ingredients on the day would be sourced from the local hinterland of Mayo and Roscommon from producers we know and trust, thus promoting local produce a concept we really believe in.
Spicy chicken wings with a selection of delicious homemade dips and sauces.
Healthy foods such as Falafel Wraps, Beef Curry, Veggie Chilly, Nachos, Steak in Ciabatta and Homemade fresh lemon/ginger sodas all served from a vintage double decker bus.
Fresh seasonal fruit smothered in melted Belgium chocolate.
100% local Irish gourmet beef burgers, sold from a vintage airstream.
Sweet and savoury crepes using the best local produce.
Just Pasta offers a selection of home made pasta in different sauce including lasagna and oven baked macaroni.
Street Feast serves up pulled-pork slow roasted for six hours in a secret rub before slowly caramelizing in our smoker. Try it as a sandwich with slaw or carb free in a snack box with a side of beans.
We specialise in delicious thin crust wood fired pizzas but also offer dishes such as slow cook pulled pork sandwiches. Our wood fired oven is open so the customer can easy see their food being cooked. Each pizza is freshly rolled and prepared for each customer. They can choose toppings from a wide variety of local produce. The wood we use is from sustainable forests.
A pink mosaic tandoor oven cooks our curries fresh on site.
The Coffee Boutique is a mini gourmet coffee shop on wheels with a big personality. We use locally hand roasted beans and local freshly baked pastries. We love to dress our coffee van up depending on occasion, we have tables and chairs, fairy lights, flower garlands, lanterns and flower pots, as well as fake grass or picket fencing. We like to use fair-trade products where and when possible and also are keen to be green, cups lids and holders are all recyclable, we even compost the used coffee grinds.
Award winning Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine.
Freshly cooked risotto.
Homemade authentic American Corn Dogs.
Meat Cure – Smokehouse (snack shack) snacks. Southern Fried Pickle. Light crispy pale ale battered pickles, Southern Fried Onion Rings. Light crispy pale ale battered onion rings. Corn-on-the-cob Husk on sweated corn, finished on the grill and basted in butter. Mixed Beets – Twice fried beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato, sea salt and thyme. Potato Wedges – Twice fried maris piper potato, sea salt and thyme.
Confectionery French pick & mix, home made Nougat and lollipop, caramelised almonds cooked using a traditional French recipe.
Sweet and savoury crepes and waffles, all made from locally sourced ingredients.
Free range from own farm, spit roast pig, steak baguettes and lamb wraps.
A large selection of confectionery and top quality nuts, fudge and baklava.
We are a themed Breakfast and Coffee bar. We sell breakfasts from all round the world and we do it in style. We source local and organic where we can, we want to fill peoples bellies with amazing food.
Homemade Farmhouse ice cream.
Herbal Sausages/Burgers/Chicken Wraps.
Free range meat wrapped in a yummy pastry with ethinicaly sourced veggies.. NO Nastys like hydronated fats NO salt and definately no sheargar hahahha.. We like to please our customers with really good hearty food and hope that everyone leaves our stall feeling good.
Irish steak burgers and German smoked bratwurst
Coffee pastries donuts milk shakes and smoothies ice cream
We are a local craft business, specializing in upcycling. We love to use second hand materials to create new products that everyone will enjoy. These include: chessboards made from nuts and bolts, locally sourced bog wood, hand painted glass jar lanterns, cake stands and clocks, unwanted or discarded books designed into bags, and much more. Our main focus is on up cycled musical instruments inspired by great blues artists from Bo Diddley’s cigar box guitar to SeaSick Steve’s diddley bo. These unique creations can be played and loved by all ages and abilities, this will be demonstrated live throughout the day
homemade tacos, quesadilla, nachos, Mexican stews served with homemade salsas sauces and beans. Irish chicken and beef, free range Irish pork
Award winning Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine, which means “happy meeting place” in Thai, serves authentic cuisine at reasonable prices.
I sell Triple Certified (organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance) gourmet coffee from the back of my little French built van. The Izzo Italian coffee machine, together with great tasting and ethically sourced coffee beans makes for some of the most delicious tasting coffee around! I also sell organic and fairtrade certified teas and fair trade certified hot chocolate. I also sell some lovely cookies and snacks to accompany your drink. The van itself is eye catching and interesting to look at.
One of Irelands most exciting children’s theatre companies, will be creating a whole village of fun and imaginative activities for young festival goers. The Enchanted Oak Village will sprout up around the Old oak tree for a weekend of wonderment. Children can make their own wizard wand, plant a fairy garden, weave a dream catcher or create there own gnome hat. They can join a dance class, learn to juggle, play some music or take part in a play. There will be lots to watch too, puppet shows, story telling and theatre. Or they can simply play in the village, dig in the sand pit, jam on the Wall of sound, load a truck in the mini quarry, play in the fairy house, hang a wish on the wishing line or just listen to a story under the old oak tree. The weekend will end with a Kids Caberet so you have the chanceto not just watch but to perform at Westport Festival! Now that’s something to tell your friends.
It’ll test your head for heights – and your stomach.
A splash-tastic log flume water ride that guarantees to entertain.
Fun for the younger members of the family.
A short ride through the grounds and watch out for surprises around every corner.
Take the family out on beautiful Westport House lake on 8-foot high Swan Pedaloe boats. Note: All activities are free of charge.
Arts and crafts workshops.
Storytelling, puppetry and theatre.
Sit down, watch and wonder.
The sand pit, The mini truck mine, Dressing up tea party, Wall of sound percussion area, Fairy play house, Wishing tree, Mushroom seats, Oak tree installation.
Clown, Tea lady, Giant birds, Sports day games.
Tables and chairs where families can rest and take a little time to recharge.
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We are committed to protecting the environment and will ensure that our festival has a minimum impact by preventing and segregating waste, consuming less water and energy and sourcing goods and materials sustainably. Festival Green Guide
This year we are really pleased to announce our first charity partner, Child Vision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children. This is the only educational facility in Ireland looking after the education and therapeutic needs of blind and partially sighted children throughout Ireland. They will be on site during the festival looking for your support but also offering you the chance to experience the buzz of the festival without your sense of sight by taking their Blindfold Challenge – are you up for it? Check them out on Facebook and at www.childvision.ie and find out about the amazing kids and this amazing place.
You cannot bring food or drink into the festival arena, but we have a great selection of food traders and bars onsite to satisfy every need. Baby food is however allowed into the arena.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do receive a lot of applications but we will listen to all material sent to us. Please don’t bombard us with large files, as a couple of links to your music will suffice.
You can contact Kate at VSC Events – email@example.com
You can bring a small personal camera but professional equipment is not allowed.
Unless staying on the campsite, there is no onsite parking. There will be designated car park facilities located on the approach roads into Westport town and details will be posted on our website closer to the event.,
There are 2 entrances to the festival, Church Lane and the Quays Entrance. If you are staying in Westport town, or travelling from the Castlebar Rd then you should enter via Church Lane, which is in the centre of the town. If you are staying on the campsite, or travelling from Louisburgh direction then you must use the Quays Entrance.
Gates open 12:30pm and the festival will end at 11pm each night.
Ask security supervisor initially and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After Monday July 1st all found property will be taken to Westport Garda Station.
This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately & come prepared for Irish weather including practical footwear and sun block.
Alcohol, bottles, cans, glass containers. Pets, except for registered assistance dogs.
Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. You must wear this wristband at all times. Any wristbands that have been tampered with or removed shall be null and void. If you wish to exit you will be given a token/stamp. To re-enter you will need this and your wristband, which must still be on your wrist, untampered with. Weekend wristbands are valid for both days. The wristband is shower proof.
Yes it is but strict guidelines must be adhered to. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Teenagers (13-17 years) must be in possession of a teenager wristband. Anyone under 18 found in possession of alcohol or having consumed alcohol will be handed over the Gardai. Anyone buying alcohol for a minor will be removed from the Festival without refund.
There won’t be any cash machines on site but there are ATMs in the town centre.
Patrons are allowed to bring only one standard size folding deck chair to the festival. No chairs permitted and standing room only in front of the mixing desks. Do not leave chairs unattended.
Volunteers are an important part of making our festival such a special event. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic & enthusiastic volunteers, aged 18 years and over, to assist with festival operations, both for pre-festival setup and during festival operations. If you have a passion for working as part of a team in a dynamic, outdoor, festival environment, you are interested in music, and event management, then you should apply to volunteer at email@example.com..
Special needs parking is provided beside the Campsite Management Offices. This is accessed through the ‘Golf Links’ Rd – this will be signposted. The run from this carpark to the festival site is along a flat road.
If you have any questions or concerns about safety please speak to the nearest security supervisor or to the staff in the Information tent which is located in front of Westport House by the river. Our security company is licensed by the Private Security Authority. All our security staff wear hi-vis numbered vests/jackets. If you have any queries please speak to a security supervisor. Please co-operate with security staff – they are there for your comfort and your safety. We have two First Aid Posts on site – one to the left of the Main Stage and one just across the bridge at the bottom of the Children’s Area. We have a doctor, nurses, paramedics and ambulances on site for your health & safety. There are gardai on duty throughout the venue and security can contact them if you wish. We have lifeguards on duty by the bridge. Please supervise your children at all times & do not allow them to climb on fences or bridges. Children separated from their companions will be brought to the nearest First Aid Post. Please ensure your children know where they are, in case they get separated from you. Please contact the nearest security, gardai, medic or volunteer if you have become separated from your child. Glass of any kind is not allowed on site. You are not allowed to light fires anywhere on site, including the campsite. Smoking is not allowed in any or the tents or marquees as per Anti Tobacco Legislation.
A new waste segregation bin system is being put in place by Mayo County Council for this year’s Festival. Facilities will be available for festival goers to separate food waste and recyclable items from normal landfill waste. There will be plenty of ‘Greening your Festival’ volunteers to help you help us green the festival!
Younger festival goers will also be able to join in the Greening Fun. A special children’s workshop will be available at the festival where the children can make puppets using waste materials!