Two more acts have been announced for the Sligo Live music festival in October.
Irish band The Jimmy Cake will play support to the legendary Waterboys, while Ska duo Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson will perform on the same stage as Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Dublin experimental collective The Jimmy Cake will support The Waterboys in the Knocknarea Arena on the Saturday night, October 24.
The band, formed in 2000, quickly garnered a reputation for their ferocious and semi-improvised live performances, before releasing their debut album, “Brains”. Their second album, “Dublin Gone Everybody Dead”, was a much heavier affair that sowed some of the seeds now blossoming on their brand new album “Master”, the follow up to 2008’s lush and orchestral “Spectre & Crown”.
Now a trim six-piece, 2015 sees the release of The Jimmy Cake’s fourth full studio album, the aforementioned “Master”, a sharp turn left from previous work.
Their performance on Saturday, in support of The Waterboys, will be a mixture of seated and standing tickets, so make sure you get yours early. Ticket details at the end of this article.
Meanwhile, on the Sunday night, Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson from The Selecter will join the legendary Jools Holland and his 21-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Because Jools will be performing a long set, there will be no traditional support slot, but instead Jools will be joined by a number of guest performers, including Pauline and Gaps.
They are the singing duo who front The Selecter, one of the most vital, visceral and important ska acts ever. The Selecter are named after the Jamacian slang for DJs. The influential 2-Tone veterans were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2-Tone era, notching up a handful of hit singles and a platinum-selling album in the British charts.
Their debut album, Too Much Pressure, remains a classic touchstone for a generation of ska lovers. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, it contains the irresistible hits “On My Radio”, “Three Minute Hero” and “Missing Words”. Too Much Pressure successfully reflected the social and political issues of the Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
This is an intimate all-seated show, and capacity is limited. If you haven’t booked your tickets, do so now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available from www.sligolive.ie and www.Ticketmaster.ie, all Ticketmaster outlets and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (071-9161518).
Great value weekend tickets which include seats at all Sligo Live 2015 performances: including Rufus Wainwright, The Waterboys and Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, plus 80 performances over 6 days are also on sale for €136.