- 26 Feb 19
2018 saw the arrival of Feile Classical, two nostalgia-filled concerts of show-stopping performances to a sold-out crowd of 20,000. They were a resounding success, firmly re-establishing Semple Stadium and Thurles as the music mecca that it was in 90s. The post-event buzz was so strong, and the audience have been straight up in their request for more!
“We’ve listened and we’re delighted to announce Tipp Classical, a new expanded two-day festival with a line-up that’s a mix of classic 90s and contemporary artists, curated with the ICO’s tributes to some of Ireland’s biggest names in music. This year fans can choose on the night to take a seat in the stand or enjoy the gig from the pitch without having to storm security! I know Jerry Fish was delighted to have been the ring leader of such anarchy last year, he’ll have to come up with some new plans for mischief for his tent the Tipp Big Top and leave out rebellion at the Main Stage this year! – Curator Tom Dunne.
Feile Classical brought an estimated €9 million boost to the local economy. Now, Tipp Classical will be a bigger offering with Semple Stadium and venues around Thurles open from early ‘til late, and the 2019 festival will develop Tipperary’s live music credentials on a new scale. The expanded 2-day festival will cater for up to 30,000 fans in Semple Stadium alone and, following on from the much-acclaimed FMC Music Trail of Liberty Square, this year the trail will include more venues and a mix of music and other entertainment. Building on the success of last year’s Glamping facilities, for those who want to stay overnight in style, organisers have put together a broader range of options.
See the full line-up for Trip To Tipp below:
SULTANS OF PING / THE STUNNING / THERAPY?
TRANSVISION VAMP’S WENDY JAMES
MUNDY / THE FRANK & WALTERS
SOMETHING HAPPENS / PICTUREHOUSE
THE FAT LADY SINGS / ELEANOR MCEVOY
with Very Special Guests
All performing with the Irish Chamber Orchestra
Curated by Tom Dunne
€159.50 incl. booking fee - weekend tickets only
Tickets are on sale NOW via www.TippClassical.com