Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Bell X1 with special guests The Academic

"Bell X 1 are a fantastic live band, with the charisma, musicianship and vocals to effortlessly carry a live show."

– Hotpress

Following a hugely successful 2015 that included a sell-out acoustic tour of Ireland, and playing support to Ed Sheeran at Croke Park in July, Bell X1 returned to the studio to record their 7th album which is scheduled for release next year.

The new album will be the first since 2013’s much acclaimed Chop Chop, their third Number 1, and their fourth consecutive album to be nominated for a Choice music prize.

Since forming in 2000, Dublin band Bell X1 with their brilliant combination of electronic music and anthemic pop rock, have become one of Ireland’s most popular bands, second only to U2 in terms of radio play and, according to Billboard, the second biggest live performers.

Bell X1 last played the Festival in 2011, delivering one of the most memorable Big Top concerts of recent years, and their much anticipated return is likely to become one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

Bell X1 are Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips.

The Academic are one of the few Irish acts to play at SXSW 2016. Hailing from Co. Mullingar, The Academic are a strikingly young four piece who conjure up the spirit and exuberance of mid 2000’s era Kings of Leon. Their lastest album Different has been nominated for a Choice Music Prize for Song of the Year.

Note: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.