The Waterboys

with special guest Rainy Boy Sleep

Presented by Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

The Waterboys embody all that is most precious about music: power, passion, magic and transformation. This legendary band return to the Festival stage for the first time in over a decade.

The band members were much-loved residents of Spiddal, Co. Galway in the 1980s where they created the album Fisherman’s Blues (1988). The album is seen as their absolute masterpiece amidst a superb catalogue of recordings that includes A Pagan Place, This Is The Sea, The Whole of the Moon, and most recently An Appointment With Mr Yeats.

The Waterboys continue to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world’s finest live acts. They have perfected a skyscraping, imperious strain of rock music full of soul, poetry and an elemental intensity, which has made an obvious impact on many of their peers over the past 20 years. With one of the best festival shows on the road right now, and a back catalogue of classic hits most would envy, this Festival Big Top gig promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

20 July 5pm: Some tickets are still available at the venue.