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2FM’s Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & The Coronas Set For Big Top Galway

Two of Ireland’s hottest acts over two unmissable nights at the Absolut Big Top

 

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce two great End of Festival gigs to celebrate its 40th anniversary, featuring two of Ireland’s hottest acts right now: 2FM DJ Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and The Coronas.


In what promises to be a great End of Festival party weekend, 2FM DJ Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will tear the roof off the Absolut Big top with their Dance Anthems set on Friday 28 July, while festival favourites The Coronas will rock the Absolut Big Top music programme to a close on Saturday 29 July.

This year’s festival will run from 17 – 30 July.

The collaboration between Jenny Greene and the 48-piece RTÉ Concert Orchestra debuted at Electric Picnic to rave reviews in 2016, where the show featured live performances of 90’s club classic hits such as Silence, Adagio for Strings, Everybody’s Free, Insomnia and Missing.


Such was the success of the gig and the response to it that Dance Anthems, complete with stunning visuals, featuring Gemma Sugrue on vocals and with conductor Gavin Murphy, played two sold-out gigs at Dublin’s 3Arena earlier this year.

The Coronas – November 2010. Photo: Dara Munnis

This will be one of the hottest festival music tickets this year and a very special End of Festival party event this summer in Galway.

Headlining on Saturday 29 July, and closing GIAF 2017’s Absolut Big Top music programme will be firm festival favourites The Coronas, who make a welcome return to the festival.

One of Ireland’s biggest selling rock acts, The Coronas have several platinum-selling albums to their name, including the exquisite Closer to You and The Long Way.

The band have achieved widespread international critical acclaim, touring across the world over the last number of years, while still managing to remain one of Ireland’s most popular live acts. A great night in prospect, which is guaranteed to delight their legions of devoted fans.

The End of Festival summer parties will also include some special support acts to be announced, spectacular lighting, production and special effects, pop-up appearance by French street theatre company Close-Act, food concessions including Gourmet street food and much more.

Commenting on Galway International Arts Festival’s End of Festival Party announcement, Festival CEO John Crumlish said: “Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and The Coronas are two great acts and will provide for a great finish to what is our biggest festival to date.”

2FM’s Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will play the Absolut Big Top on Friday 28 July 2017. Tickets, priced at €49.50, will go on sale on Thursday 27 April at 9am.

The Coronas will play the Absolut Big Top on Saturday 29 July 2017. Tickets, priced at €35, will also go on sale on Thursday 27 April at 9am.

The 40th Galway International Arts Festival takes place from 17-30 July 2017.

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