- 16 Apr 19
Ireland’s most popular beach party weekender promises to be bigger and better than ever with the addition of more seaside activities to their already spectacular musical lineup
Having sold out weeks in advance for the last four years, Sea Sessions offer a unique blend of quality performances, beach sports, surfing and a stunning location right on Bundoran beach on the Wild Atlantic Way. The weekender has evolved organically over the years to become much more than just a music festival and these additions will take it to the next level.
Headliners Sigrid, Clean Bandit, Dermot Kennedy and Two Door Cinema Club will be joined by some of the best competitors on the international surf circuit, BMXers and beach sports fanatics this June. Their surfing and sports events have become a pivotal kick-off to the tourist season in Bundoran and have ensured that Sea Sessions is an integral part of the Irish festival circuit, winning the IMRO Festival of the Year award in 2017.
Each year, the Barefoot beach sports become a mini-festival of its own, selling out weeks before the event. Taking place on the 22nd and 23rd, the events include beach volleyball, barefoot soccer, beach frisbee, beach yoga and barefoot beach tag rugby. The Barefoot Beach Sports events are open to all festival-goers and maintains the festival spirit with a healthy air of competitiveness. With the help of Barefoot Wine, the main sponsors, the event has grown massively in the past 11 years so make sure to register early.
The Surf Expression Session, in association with Clean Coasts, is held on the iconic surf breaks of Bundoran on the Wild Atlantic Way and the champion of champions event returns with a bang alongside a €3000 prize pot, the biggest cash pot in Irish surfing. This year sees 3 of Portugal's top performance surfers Tomás Valente, Joao Moreira and Guilherme Ribeiro compete alongside Ruyben Ash, Harry Timson and Stan Norman for the €3000 cash pot. The Portuguese and UK surfers will have to get past last year’s winner and local boy, Geroid McDaid.
The Urban Street Jam action returns to the custom-built skate-park overlooking the Main Beach. The skate park will see top Irish and European skaters, BMXers, inline skaters and scooter riders show off to the festival crowd. There’s a great mix of international Skaters this year including, Santa Cruz Skateboarders and even Berlin based Joe Hill, Ireland's top Skater. Ireland's top parkour outfit JumpNI will be around all weekend to show case their amazing skills. Displays will happen on the hour every hour throughout the festival.
Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival takes place from June 21-23 in the unique festival setting of Donegal's Bundoran. While Saturday Day tickets are already sold out, Friday and Sunday Day tickets are still available from Ticketmaster.