Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce the return of Bell X1 to the Galway International Arts Festival in 2019.
One of Ireland’s most acclaimed bands, Bell X1 last played a sold-out gig at the festival in 2016 following one of the most memorable concerts in festival history in 2011.
They will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday 19 July – one of a very limited number of shows they will perform as a full band in Ireland in 2019.
Known for their musical versatility and experimentation, Bell X1’s seven studio albums have incorporated alternative, indie, hard rock, post-punk, acoustic, lo-fi, folk-rock, ballad, pop, synth-pop, new wave and electronica.
That experimentation has been recognized and rewarded, with four of their albums nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year and three debuting at #1 on the Irish Album Charts.
Following a hugely successful 2018 celebrating their 20th anniversary year - which included five sold out nights at Vicar Street, Bell X1 also announced an “Acoustic-ish with Strings” tour that sold out in a matter of minutes.
In what is sure to be one of the best live gigs of the festival, the crowd can expect to hear hits from their canon of critically-acclaimed songs, which includes ‘Rocky Took a Lover’, ‘The Great Defector’, ‘The End is Nigh’ and ‘Flame’ amongst others.
Bell X1 will play the Heineken Big Top as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2019 on Friday 19 July. Tickets for Bell X1, priced at €35, are available from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net.
Galway International Arts Festival 2019 takes place from 15-28 July 2019, with more acts set to be announced in the coming weeks. GIAF recently announced that Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday 26 July.
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 NUI Galway.