Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Pixies

*Please Note* The two Pixies concerts have been rescheduled to Thursday 15 July 2021 & Friday 16 July 2021. Original tickets purchased for 2020 dates remain valid.

Rock legends Pixies make their Galway International Arts Festival debut at the Heineken Big Top in July 2021 for what will be two very special nights.

One of the most influential bands of the last thirty years, Pixies, whose mix of punk aggression and pop melodies helped establish the sound that would become the calling card of alternative rock in the 1990s, will play the Heineken Big Top on July 15 & 16 July 2021.

Formed in 1986, they released a mini-album in 1987 called Come On Pilgrim, followed up by their first full-length album Surfer Rosa which featured songs such as “Where is my Mind” and “Gigantic” in 1988. Surfer Rosa was well reviewed and became a college hit in the US and UK, catapulting Pixies to fame.

While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their “loudquietloud” signature sound.

As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.

The Festival will take place 12-25 July 2021.

  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This event is standing room only. Please contact the Box Office to enquire about disability seating reservations.