Westival has announced its programme of events in Westport, Co. Mayo on October 26- 31.

This year’s theme, "Direction - Forward" - a term coined by friend of the festival, FELISPEAKS - is symbolic of a re-energised community and the return to live events, post-Covid. The theme also touches on an exciting new era for festival programmers, in an increasingly diverse music and arts scene in Ireland. 

This year promises to be one of the most exciting to date. Musical highlights include Camille O’Sullivan, Elaine Mai and friends, Houseplants, Michael Gallen, Patrick Dexter, Bourgeois + Maurice, Brian Lennon, and I Have A Tribe, among others.

Taking place in Westport Co. Mayo, organisers are inviting visitors to the beautiful town to experience this legacy arts festival which has, for decades, been driven by an inclusive and passionate community of creatives and volunteers. 

Chair of Westival Board, Eugene Dowd spoke about this year’s festival saying: "Westival has a legacy of almost 50 years. During this time, community organisers have steadily built a unique offering here in the town of Westport; a celebration of creativity and art in a very special part of the world. We are so proud to be bringing together our team of both established and new faces, a collaboration that will drive our Direction - Forward for years to come… We hope people will come and try something new – 'always welcome'"

Other community based happenings include: a performance by the community choir, writers events, art and music workshops and readings; all representative of the brilliant sense of community and friendship that exists in Westport. This truly will be a festival for all. 

Tickets are available to purchase today, head over to Westival.ie for more information.