London s nu-folk finest, Mumford and Sons, are to headline the festival on Monday 6th September with an opening night hoe-down in Custom House Square, Belfast. This latest announcement represents a major coup for the festival as Mumford and Sons are arguably one of the most successful British acts of the last 12 months. Tickets are on sale NOW for 25 from www.coorsopenhousefestival.com. Support on the evening will come from rising Americana star Lissie, and exciting new English folk artist Andrew Davie.
If you’re a fan of Mumford and Sons, then you’ll be a fan of the banjo, and should check out Completely Banjaxed – a night of Ireland’s top banjo-pickers in one of Belfast’s more exciting music venues – the Black Box. This is just one highlight of the festival’s full Irish Traditional Music line-up which also includes a tongue in cheek concert challenge “Girls are better than Boys… Or are they?!” featuring leading Belfast musicians Mebh O’Hare and Barry Kerr among others. Check out the website for the full line-up of trad gigs and sessions.
Belfast s own folk royalty, the Lowly Knights, are also announced for the launch of the nu-folk club night, Communion Belfast. The festival is very excited to be hosting the Norther Irish premier of this London based music club night and record label which was originally started by members of Mumford and Sons. The show takes place on the festival’s closing night, Sunday 12th September, in the Black Box – tickets just 10.
Coors Light Open House, the “not in a muddy field festival”, takes place in venues throughout the arts and cultural flavoured Cathedral Quarter in Belfast’s city centre, including a large marquee in Custom House Square. It’s already shaping up to be quite a line-up with Wilco, Iron and Wine, Seasick Steve, Modest Mouse, White Lies, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Felice Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Low Anthem, Field Music and Villagers all recently announced.
Open House also features Chillifest – a fiery food & music phenomenon that features funky festival sideshows such as helium karaoke and beard grooming and Ireland’s only hot chilli pepper eating contest. Hayseed Dixie have just been confirmed as the ChilliFest headliners for the afternoon of Sunday 12th Sep. All chilli heads are hereby given fit and proper notice.
For the most up-to-date line-up, further festival information and to book tickets simply visit coorsopenhousefestival.com
Coors Light Open House Festival is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland