Celtic Weekend Line-up Announced

Details of Crawley’s 12th annual Celtic Weekend have just been finalised. The Weekend is the largest event in Crawley to take place on Southgate Playing Fields and organisers believe that the line-up on offer promises to be their best yet.

The Weekend begins with the 2nd Celtic Rock in the Park, on Saturday 25th August at 6pm. The hugely talented local hard rock/metal band Angst kick off the evening which features an impressive line-up of rock talent including Bad Boy Boogie, a fine local AC/DC Tribute band and TheBibleCodeSunday’s, whose unique blend of traditional Irish and modern rock music won them the 2006 Irish World Newspaper Award for “Best Band on London Circuit”.

Headliners The Cureheads bring the evening to a close. This premier band is well known in Crawley for their tribute to the music, fashion & performing style of The Cure. Formed in 1990, they will perform music that spans from the beginning of The Cure’s career, right through to the latest releases, some of which are only available online.

The Weekend continues with the Crawley Irish Festival, on Sunday 26th August from 12-6pm. The Festival, now in its twelfth year, never disappoints with its vibrant and colourful mix showcasing some great Irish entertainment, music, sport and dance. The main music stage will feature a whole afternoon of some of the finest Irish music from bands such as Mustang, The 12 Sullivan’s, The Emerald Dogs, Guns and Horses and the ever popular Mick Flavin. Some of the best traditional Irish music will be played live on a second stage.

This year we are planning to run a more high profile event for 2007, in celebration of the New Town’s sixtieth anniversary, and there will be lots for young people and families to do with a special children’s entertainment marquee featuring games, songs and stories, with particular emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore. There will also be live GAA Sports, live televised sports, Irish Dancing Displays, two beer tents and many stalls offering Irish goods.

Tickets for the Celtic Rock in the Park will cost £8 and will be available online, at local outlets, at the gate on the day and at The Hawth Box Office  Tel: 01293 553636 or book online at www.hawth.co.uk.

Tickets for the Crawley Irish Festival will cost £5 for Adults, £2 for concessions (students and over 60’s) and children under 18 are free and will be available at the gate on the day.

For further details on the bands for the Celtic Rock Night see:

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