Spiritualized and Mercury Rev have been announced as the musical entertainment of the upcoming Kilkenny Arts Festival.

The former will play the city's St. Canice's Cathedral on August 17th, with Dublin instrumentalists 3epkano as support. Tickets are €40 and on sale now.

Mercury Rev will also precede their upcoming Irish tour in November with a date at The Hub venue, at the city's Cillin Hill development, on August 12th. Tickets are €32.50 and also on sale now.