Westival – 2019
October 24 - October 28
Formerly known as the Westport Arts Festival, this long-running event got a big makeover in 2018. Renamed ‘Westival – Westport Festival of Music and The Arts’ it was expanded to six days. Building on an incredible 43 years of success, Westival showcases the thriving local arts and music scene of Westport while also promoting the west of Ireland as an unrivalled platform for significant cultural events that attract international talent and attention.
The festival also moved from its traditional date in September to the October Bank Holiday Weekend, brightening up the season’s darker evenings while encompassing all the creative fun of Halloween. And as trick-or-treat bags go, this one is bursting with goodies of all flavours: music, theatre, street performance, literature, workshops, launches, art exhibitions and much, much more.
Artists who have recently featured include Gilbert O’Sullivan, Lisa Hannigan, Daithí and Elaine Mai, Matt Molloy, Le Galaxie, Pat McCabe, Alice Maher and Janet Mullarney – and many more.
To find out more about Westival, visit www.westival.ie.