Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Pixies

Rock legends Pixies make their Galway International Arts Festival debut on Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July 2020 at the Heineken Big Top.

UPDATE 3 DECEMBER: Due to phenomenal demand, an additional show has been added Thursday 16 July. Tickets for Friday 17 July are sold out.

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 the 17th July 2020.

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.”

Tickets are now sold out for Pixies' Friday 17 July 2020 performance.

  • 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.