Crawley Celtic Weekend 2007

Crawley Celtic Weekend 2007

The Crawley Celtic Weekend celebrates Irish and Celtic music in the heart of the southeast over a two day festival at the August Bank Holiday Weekend (25-26 August 2007). This year, the organisers will also be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Crawley as a new town.

This Bank Holiday Weekend sees the second Celtic Rock in the Park open-air concert on Saturday 25 August featuring four live acts on stage from 6pm.

The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society have organised this event to create a memorable musical event to celebrate Crawley’s 60th Anniversary as a new town so that young people, families and music lovers will enjoy a fantastic night.

The leading AC/DC tribute band from across the Irish Sea, Bad Boy Boogie, will join the “bottle slamming rock” of the award winning Bible Code Sundays as well as two bands with strong links to Crawley. Emerging local metal band, Angst, kick off the evening before the mix of award winning Irish and Celtic rock culminates with the big finale with a local sound.

Headliners, The CureHeads, bring the evening to a close with their acclaimed tribute to the music, fashion & performing style of The Cure. Having just returned from a tour of Ireland, they will perform music that spans from the beginning of The Cure’s career, through to the latest releases.

The Cure, formed by Crawley schoolboys who first toured southern England in 1977, still have strong links in Crawley. Thirty years on from their first gigs, expect something special on the night.

You’ll also be pleased to hear that bar prices will be among the cheapest around – just £2.50 a pint!

Celtic Rock Tickets cost just £8 for Adults (£4 NUS/ Under 18s) – Rock and Roll!

A great start to the weekend concludes with the 12th Crawley Irish Festival, on Sunday from
Noon with live music, sport and more. The Festival, and the whole Crawley Celtic Weekend,
is organised entirely by volunteers.

This year’s Celtic Weekend will feature the biggest Crawley Irish Festival ever held with two live music stages, an Irish Dance Stage, Set-Dancing and Ceili Marquee, GAA sports, free children’s entertainment and great craic for the family.

The FDL Dome Stage, sponsored by Foundation Developments Limited, features around seven
hours of the finest folk, traditional, rock and country music. TV personality, Alan Ennis, will act as MC introducing each act with his unique and genuine Irish wit, observations and humour.

Guilfest favourites, The Twelve Sullivans, provide a spark of the folk traditional, plus a fusion courtesy of Guns and Horses, leading directly into the high energy Irish rock of The Emerald Dogs. Mustang and the ever-popular Mick Flavin will provide the country flavour as well as popular Irish tunes. The FDL Stage has something for all tastes but there’s more…

The Landmark Traditional Stage, sponsored by Landmark Groundworks and Civil Engineering, includes some of the best traditional Irish and Celtic music featuring Blackthorn, Brogue, Rocas and The Flying Toads will get the toes tapping and hands clapping.

Free Children’s Entertainment including magic shows, a circus workshop, balloon creations and children’s theatre will entertain the little ones throughout the day.

Irish dance shows from the local Andromeda, O’Brien and Mullins Irish Dance Schools
taps off at 3pm, you’ll also have a chance to get involved at the Ceili and Set-Dancing Marquee.

Televised action from the GAA Gaelic Football championship live from Croke Park will be shown
on the big screens at the Beer Tent while over at the Sports Arena, there is a busy lineup of Tug o’ War, Hurling and Gaelic Football action.

The Crawley Irish Festival is the most diverse event of its kind in the UK with content that will appeal to all. All proceeds will enhance future events in and promote culture. Entry just £5 for adults and children go free. Get set to paint the town green and enjoy the craic at Crawley.

More information at – Media Enquiries: David Nolan 0774 0358221

Region: All
Start Date: 25/08/2007
End Date: 26/08/2007
Start Time: 18:00
Venue: Southgate Playing Fields
Venue Address: Southgate Avenue, Crawley
Celebs Attending: Angst, The Emerald Dogs, The C
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
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Name: David Nolan
Phone: 07740358221