Paul Weller to headline Sea Sessions
It’s official, music icon Paul Weller has confirmed that he will be headlining the Sea Sessions Surf Music festival in Bundoran on June 26th. The man behind the Jam, Style Council, and a personal array of solo success, such as Wildwood and more, is a major coup for the festival just in it’s third year.
‘To get a name like Paul Weller to play in Bundoran is just amazing’, said Declan Madden one of the organisers.’It shows the popularity of the festival not just with the public but also within the music industry’.
Weller will be playing Saturday the 26th in the Main marquee of the event which is held on the Main beach in Bundoran. As well as playing some of the hits from the Jam such as ‘Thats Entertainment’, ‘A Town called Malice’ and more he will also be showcasing his new album ‘Wake up the nation’.
Lean, mean and as uncompromisingly focused as it’s maker, Wake Up The Nation also brings Paul Weller full circle: twenty-eight years on from The Jam’s split, two tracks feature the band’s bassist Bruce Foxton.
“It’s been a long time, obviously, but we both really enjoyed it “ says Paul of this unlikely reunion.
Speaking about the new material getting its Irish Debut at Sea Sessions Madden said:
‘Its great timing as he is pushing some new material at the moment and it is really fresh – I think there will be even more interest than normal in this gig. We have a limited capacity because of the size of the site and tickets have already been selling very well for this year without us announcing the full line up’.
The Sea Sessions gig will be the First Irish gig of the Weller tour dates and as such is sure to be a full house.
A number of other big names have been signed to play Sea Sessions 2010, and while the organisers aren’t denying the names doing the rounds, they are waiting until April 9th before their official launch.
‘The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are one of the most exciting acts we have confirmed – they are a 15 piece brass band that just totally rock, PLEASE go and check them out you wont be disappointed’
While the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be warming up the stage for Mr Weller – The Trojan Sound System – a legendary outfit in their own right will be kicking off the main marquee on Saturday.
‘We have some AMAZING acts to headline Friday and Sunday in the main marquee but we dont want to deflect from this announcement about Paul Weller at this stage’.
Weekend tickets for Sea Sessions are just 79.95 euro. Thats for three nights.
Day tickets will only be sold subject to availability on the day.
Tickets can be bought directly through this website or from ticketgroup.ie
For ore big Sea Sessions announcements watch this space.
Sea Sessions October Bank Holiday Mini Fest
Sea Sessions Irelands only Surf Music festival is doing it again. This October Bank Holiday weekend 2009 the sea side resort of Bundoran will once again be alive with the sound of great tunes and thumping surf as the cream of Irish Surfing Talent descend on the resort for an eclectic mix of music movies and surfing.
‘This is the peak season for surf and a great time to hold the Quiksilver Expression session which was postponed during the Sea Sessions festival in June due to lack of surf’ said organiser of the event Pete Craig of the Bundoran Surf Company.
And with Internationally renowned Irish and International surfers competiting for the 1000 euro travel fund which is sponsered by Quiksilver the competition is expected to very inntense.
Already Cain Killcullan, Fergal Smith, Damien Conway, Aaron Reid and Bundorans local groms are signed up for the event.
The event will run on the Bank holiday weekend of 24th/25th of October and is sure to see a lot of interest from the many people who came to the sell out success that was Sea Sessions 2009 back in June.
‘The format for the expression session will be the same as proposed in June with. The event will be based on the best move and wont be limited by normally competition boundaries. This means it is a lot more fun to watch than standard format events for non surfers’ said Pete.
One person returning is hot musical property RSAG (Rarely Seen Above Ground) one of the stand out acts of Sea Sessions 09.
RSAG will be in Paris night club on the Sunday night with many other acts playing in the town also.
‘With Muscians such as RSAG back in town, the surf event and the Movie premier it is going to be a great weekend, and this time people will have the Monday to recover’ said Declan Madden of the Bridge Bar, another of the organisers.
The weekend will also see the movie premier of Bustin Down the Door the critically aclaimed story of Rabbit and the bronzed Aussie taking on the Hawaiian locals and waves in the 70’s. The film is a documentary/story and has won rave reviews and we are delighted to have the Irish premier. The film will be shown at Bundoran multiplex at 8pm on the saturday night.
‘It is amazing but RSAG has achieved a cult status and is fast becoming a ‘must see’ since the event in June and we are delighted to get him to play again,’ said Declan. The old favourites the Bridge Bar and the Chasing Bull will also have music all weekend.