- 05 Oct 21
The classical-infused '90s music festival is returning on Tuesday, 28th of October.
In 2018, the most iconic Irish bands of the '90s came together with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to create something truly unique - the Féile Classical. Four years later, the festival is finally returning.
Playing indoors at the impressive 3Arena, artists include An Emotional Fish, Something Happens, The Frank and Walters, Hot House Flowers, and The Four Of Us, along with a yet-to-be-announced special guest.
This spin on the revolutionary Féile music festival, which 28 years ago became the first-ever Irish multi-day music festival, will see the bands perform alongside the renowned Irish Chamber Orchestra. Audiences will be treated to new takes on classic anthems such as 'Brewing Up A Storm', 'After All', and 'Parachute'.
Amongst the bands taking the stage are An Emotional Fish, the alternative rock band which supported the likes of U2 and Blondie. The group was formed by vocalist Gerard Whelan and bassist Enda Wyatt after the previous band they were in disbanded. Initially performing as a duo, they eventually brought in guitarist David Frew - an old schoolmate of Whelan - and drummer Martin Murphy. They signed with Mother Records and found success with their single ‘Celebrate,’ which climbed up to the Irish top 10.
Cork-based alternative pop band The Frank and Walters will also be performing on the 28th. Founded in 1989 and named after two eccentric Cork characters, they found success in the indie scene with their song ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York.’ Their sophomore record EP2 saw even further success, breaking into the mainstream and allowing the outfit to tour both Ireland and the UK.
Tom Dunne will curate and host the show, as well as taking the stage alongside his pop-rock group Something Happens. The Dublin-based band, which found fame after the release of their self-published EP ‘Two-chances,’ performed multiple times in the original run of the Féile festival.
Tickets go on sale at €34.90 on Friday, October 8th at 9am. You can get them at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or online at www.ticketmaster.ie.