Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Bell X1

Music | Ireland

Date & Time

Friday 19 July



Get set to ‘blink in the light’ of one of Ireland’s biggest live performers and most popular bands next July, as Bell X1 return to Galway International Arts Festival. 

The Irish rock band, who supported Ed Sheeran at his massive Croke Park concerts in 2015 and played a sold-out gig at the festival in 2016 following one of the most memorable concerts in festival history in 2011, will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday 19 July, 2019.

In what is sure to be one of the best live gigs of the festival, the crowd can expect to hear hits from Bell X1's critically-acclaimed albums, which include ‘Rocky Took a Lover’, ‘The Great Defector’, ‘The End is Nigh’ and ‘Flame’ amongst others.

Heineken Big Top audiences can also expect to hear tracks from their latest studio album, Arms, which, in true Bell X1 style, sounds like nothing else in their canon.

There is a reason this Irish rock band has been nominated on four occasions for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year and had three albums debut at #1 on the Irish Album Charts! Not a night to be missed.

Phenomenal live band Saint Sister will provide support. The duo from the North of Ireland were voted ‘Best Irish Act’ by The Irish Times readers in 2016 and quickly established themselves as incredible performers with gigs at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Latitude and support slots with The National, Lisa Hannigan and Hozier.

Tickets: €35

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

‘another marvellous piece of work from a band that continues to gently, respectfully startle.’

The Irish Times on Arms

‘The thesaurus entry for Bell X1 – if one were to exist- would be a calamity of synonyms that ultimately mean ‘fun’.’

Golden Plec

‘‘…that is this band’s superpower. The skill to connect with an audience, to draw us in from the very first note, and keep us there...’’

The Irish Examiner
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