Ryan McMullan To Play Support to Kodaline at GIAF 2018

16 April 2018

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce that Ryan McMullan will support Kodaline at their sold-out Festival Big Top gig as part of Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) 2018.

Ryan McMullan

Portaferry native Ryan McMullan was blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural and has honed a song writing craft that exploits the incredible versatility and power of his God given instrument.

Growing up on the shores of Strangford Lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, McMullan was heavily influenced by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs which he was exposed to in the rural villages around the area, as well as more diverse influences.

After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes, such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody), in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on his arena tour. This was followed up with his own, largely sold-out, UK and European headline tour, complete with a triumphant homecoming gig in Belfast. Indeed, Ryan joined the select few (The Strokes and Oasis, nearly) who have sold out The Limelight prior to releasing their debut album.

Anticipation is now building for the release of his debut album.


Kodaline with special guest Ryan McMullan play the Festival Big Top on Thursday 19 July. Tickets are sold out.

Galway International Arts Festival 2018

Galway International Arts Festival’s Festival Big Top 2018 line-up is set to be the biggest in the festival’s 41-year history, with acts already announced, including The Stunning with special guests The Academic, pop legends Madness, indie sensation Caribou, the sensational Gavin James, alternative rock band Walking on Cars and one of Ireland’s biggest international successes of recent years, Kodaline. Tickets for both Walking on Cars and Kodaline have already sold out. More acts have yet to be announced.

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, its Festival Partner Ulster Bank and Education Partner NUI Galway.