UK dance act Leftfield will play Heineken Big Top 2024

25 March 2024

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh announce one of the UK’s most revered and innovative dance acts Leftfield will play Heineken® Big Top on Friday 19 July 2024 as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2024.

Tickets on sale Thursday 28 March at 10am.

It was announced today that Leftfield, one of the UK’s most revered and innovative dance acts, will take to the stage of the Heineken® Big Top this July for an unforgettable night.

Leftfield are the 10th act to be announced for the Heineken® Big Top line-up as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2024.

Formed in 1988, Leftfield was originally comprised of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley. Leftfield’s legendary live-performances paired with seminal albums, 1995s Leftism and 1999s Rhythm & Stealth (both Mercury Music Prize nominees), solidified their position as true pioneers.

The group then went on a hiatus in 2002 before returning in 2010 for live-appearances (now led solely by Barnes). 2015’s Alternative Light Source was the first Leftfield album in sixteen years. The record garnered acclaim from The Guardian, The Observer, Uncut, Mojo and more, and featured Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on The Radio), amongst others. In 2017, the band reissued their classic album Leftism, remastering the original 11 tracks of the record and releasing 11 remixes. They then embarked on a special sold out tour in support of the reissue, playing Leftism in its entirety. At the end of last year, Leftfield released their album This Is What We Do, following the earlier release of the direct and dancefloor driven track, “Accumulator”.

Tickets for Leftfield at the Heineken® Big Top will go on sale on Thursday 28th March at 10am from

The Heineken® Big Top 2024 line up to date will feature Leftfield, Passenger, Kneecap, Block Rockin Beats, Annie Mac, Jess Glynne, KETTAMA, Gavin James and The Saw Doctors.

The 2024 Galway International Arts Festival will run from 15-28th July and the full festival programme will be announced in May.

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland; its Drinks Partner Heineken; and Education Partner University of Galway.