- 21 Apr 17
Bell X1’s Paul Noonan is returning to Trinity College this July over 20 years after he first walked through its doors as a student. Ahead of the band’s headlining show there, as part of the brand-new Trinity Summer Series, he talks about memorable festival experiences, how the band cope with touring, and why American customs refused to leave him alone…
Bell X1 know more about playing festivals here in Ireland than almost any other band. Having performed on almost every patch of green land in the country over the years, they’ve now been chosen as one of the acts to headline Ireland’s newest festival, the Trinity Summer Series. Taking place in College Park, slap bang in the centre of Dublin, it makes it feel like everything’s coming full circle for the bands’s frontman Paul Noonan.
“I studied engineering at Trinity,” Paul smiles wryly. “Yeah, as hard as that is to believe! And I never worked a day in my life in that field – I went straight from college to setting up the band – and from there we started ito all the writing and recording and gigging. So to come back and play in this beautiful city-centre space is pretty amazing. We’ve never done anything like this one before.”
SELLING EGG SANDWICHES