Now in it’s 14th year, Sligo Live celebrates folk roots and indie music on the last weekend in October. Since 2005 the festival has highlighted Sligo’s vibrant contemporary music scene and rich musical heritage intermingled with international stars like Van Morrison, Buena Vista Social Club, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, Jools Holland, The Waterboys, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow, Villagers, and Imelda May.
Integral to the Sligo Live roster is Arrivals, developed to champion emerging performers as they make their way through the ranks. The Staves, Simon Felice, The Duke & the King, The Barr Brothers, Foy Vance, Duke Special, Rachel Sermanni, Saint Sister, Rackhouse Pilfer, Moxie, Oddsocks, The Whileaways and Old Hannah are just a few who have gone from strength to strength since their Sligo Live debuts.
Sligo Live has joined Cambridge, Edmonton and Celtic Connections as a festival which welcomes music lovers of all ages and nationalities; where the only objective is to enjoy good music with great people on the wonderful Wild Atlantic Coast.