Change announced to Heineken® Big Top Programme at Galway International Arts Festival

8 June 2022

KAISER CHIEFS date rescheduled to July 2023 due to personal circumstances.

THE FRAMES added to Heineken® Big Top programme on 23 July 2022.

Tickets for The Frames are on sale this Friday 10 June at 10am

Likely to be The Frames only Irish gig for the remainder of 2022

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce today that one of Ireland’s favourite music acts, The Frames, will make a rare appearance this summer to play the Heineken® Big Top on 23rd July as part of Galway International Arts Festival.

After playing to 15,000 fans last weekend in Dublin RHK, this 2nd show is likely to be The Frames’ only other Irish gig for the foreseeable future. Tickets for this date are on sale this Friday 10 June at 10am.

The news comes today as it was announced, that it is with regret, that the Kaiser Chiefs’ have to reschedule their Galway date this summer. The band today sent their apologies to fans explaining that the decision had been made due to personal circumstances beyond their control. The date has been rescheduled to 27 July 2023. All existing Kaiser Chiefs tickets are valid for their Heineken® Big Top show in 2023.

Acknowledged as one of Ireland’s favourite music acts, The Frames released their 1st album Another Love Song in 1992. For over 10 years they bounced through various record deals and line-ups releasing 2 albums Fitzcarraldo & Dance The Devil along the way. Shaking free of outside influences, they released For The Birds on their own Plateau label in March 2001.

Amidst constant touring the band released their live opus Set List in May 2003 to a début in the Irish Album Charts at No 1. Continuing their relentless global touring schedule, they signed an international record deal with Anti/Epitaph and released their 5th studio album Burn The Maps in September 2004. It went straight to No 1 in Ireland.

The last time the band played at the Galway International Arts Festival was in 2002.

The Frames reconvened for their 20 & 25th year anniversaries with a string of sold out shows worldwide. 2020 marked the 30th year of musical collaboration and friendship but due to the pandemic the 30th anniversary gig was rescheudled to 2022 where on May 28th they played to a capacity crowd in Dublin to mark their 32 years together. That was due to be a one off show – until fate intervened and they get the chance to do it all over again in Galway!

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to welcome them to the Heineken® Big Top on 23rd July.

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Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies, the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, Drinks Partner, Heineken®, Energy Partner, Flogas, and Education Partner, NUI Galway.