Martha Wainwright and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy are at the top of the bill for this summer's Cork X Southwest festival. This will be the fourth year for the one day event, which takes place in the West Cork town of Skibbereen on Saturday July 31st.
Also on this year's line up are The Frank and Walters, John Spillance, Mick Flannery, Hot House Flowers, Luka Blook, Interference, Jinx Lennon and Future Trad Collective. There'll also be DJs, comedy, art, drama and many more acts still to be announced. This yearmany of the stages will be fully weatherproofed, including the Cork X Southwest Mainstage, De Barra’s Sitting Room and the Eclectic Tent.
Launching the festival, director Declan McCarthy said "We're delighted to be able to bring Cork X Southwest back for a fourth year and we thank MURPHY’S for their continued support. We’ve managed to add an international flavour to the line up for 2010 and are honoured to be welcoming artists of the calibre of Martha Wainwright and Bonnie Prince Billy to Skibbereen. Our line-up celebrates the very best music that Cork and Ireland has to offer, with younger artists such as Mick Flannery and O Emperor performing alongside veterans such as Hot House Flowers and Luka Bloom. Here at Cork X Southwest, we have one, simple goal and that’s to bring the best musicians and keenest music lovers together for a day and night of damn good music sessions, a creamy pint or two and a belly-full of real West Cork food."
Tickets priced €55 are on sale now from www.tickets.ie.