14/05/24 - Hot Press - Galway International Arts Festival reveal full line up, featuring KNEECAP, Ezra Williams and Jess Glynne

This year's programme sees 108 events take place at 32 venues across Galway over the course of 14 days.

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its 2024 programme featuring Irish Language rappers KNEECAP, BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac and Grammy Award winning artist Jess Glynne.

The line up will feature a whole host of Irish and international talent including Galway native Niamh Regan, Choice prize nominee Ezra Williams, and singer-songwriter Susan O'Neill.

In terms of bands, Galway indie four piece Telebox have been announced to play a gig, while punk rockers The Undertones have also been billed to play a headliner.

Arcade Fire's Will Butler along with a New York–based, theatre inspired, band Sister Squares will play the Róisín Dubh over the course of the festival.

Elsewhere, local Dublin DJ Kettama and platinum selling superstar Passenger are also billed to play the festival.


Due to popular demand Galway International Arts Festival regulars the Saw Doctors have been announced for two shows at the Heineken Big Top venue.

Róisín O and Gavin James have also been announced as part of the festival's 2 week long line up.

Oisín Leech is performing with special guests Lemoncello at Monroe's in Galway.


Outside of the musical realm, there's plenty of else going on at the interdisciplinary arts festival, with talks being delivered by Fintan O'Toole, Liz Carr and Colm Toibín.

Pat Leahy, Professor John Garry and Malachi O’Doherty in conversation with Dearbhail McDonald will discuss the possibility of Irish reunification with The ARINS Project [Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South].

Deirdre O'Kane is also set to deliver a stand up Comedy set while short experimental plays written by Enda Walsh will take place at the Shed in Galway Harbour in the form of the Changing Room and The Dining Room.

There will also be world premieres of Brú Theatre Somanium and An Fearr Liath produced by Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc in association with Galician National Theatre.

Ticketing, further information and the full festival programme can be found here. 

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