- 15 May 19
Some of the greatest ever Irish acts return to Semple Stadium this summmer - and this time, they'll have a full orchestra behind them!
Last year, Feile Classical shone a new light on the classic Irish Songbook with Irish rock anthems performed by the original bands who made them - but with a new twist behind them in the shape of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Two sold-out nights at Semple Stadium, a No.1 album and an RTE TV documentary airing this summer meant it was always going to happen again and so this February, a new weekend-long festival Tipp Classical was born.
With some of the most iconic Irish bands ever already announced, now curator Tom Dunne and his team have added more acts, including the new Jerry Fish Stage, and two iconic performances as the next release of "Feile for Grown Ups ” - Tipp Classical.
The band who brought rock ‘n’ roll rebellion to Trad and spawned a musical movement in the ‘70s, the legends that are Horslips will join the Irish Chamber Orchestra for a rendition of 'Dearg Doom' and their other legendary classics.
Two of the most iconic musicians in Irish rock history, original Thin Lizzy founder members BRIAN DOWNEY & ERIC BELL will reunite with Brian’s band Alive and Dangerous and the Irish Chamber Orchestra for a world debut performance, with new arrangements of classic Lizzy songs such as “Whisky in the Jar”, “The Rocker” and “Waiting for an Alibi” - with some very special guests.
In another one off, world debut show, Tipp Classical present THE MUSIC OF SHANE MACGOWAN with Special Guests. Iconic musician and proud Tipperary man is one of the world’s greatest songwriters, so to celebrate his legendary songbook, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Shane are collaborating with a host of guests for one night only. Shane has been a true originator and it’s fitting that this celebration of his life and work is coming full circle back to the place he calls home, Tipperary.
The first wave of acts previously announced includes Corks finest, the inimitable SULTANS OF PING, the exuberant THE STUNNING, the uncompromising THERAPY?, Transvision Vamps singer WENDY JAMES.
Elsewhere, bringing all his hits will be MUNDY and his band. Elsewhere, trailblazers SOMETHING HAPPENS, the sublime THE FRANK & WALTERS, nineties indie-pop group PICTUREHOUSE, one of the finest Irish bands THE FAT LADY SINGS, and the incredible ELEANOR MCEVOY will are perform with soaring strings provided by the IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
At the JERRY FISH STAGE, there'll be music from:
THE BLIZZARDS - THE PALE - BITCH FALCON - THUMPER
JACK O'ROURKE - JESTER - MONTAUK HOTEL - JERRY FISH - ENGINE ALLEY
CROW BLACK CHICKEN - LILAC - BRIGHT FALLS
& The Circus Sideshow Performers!
Tickets are on sale now through Tipp's exclusive ticketing partner Eventbrite via www.TippClassical.com
Physical Tickets are available in Lar Na Pairce, Thurles
€159.50 incl. booking fee - Weekend Ticket
€89.50 incl. booking fee - Friday Day Ticket
€89.50 incl. booking fee - Saturday Day Ticket
€150.00 incl. booking fee - Campervan Ticket