Galway Arts Festival
The House Hotel is the ideal place to stay for the 2020 Galway Arts Festival. Located just around the corner from the ever bustling Quay Street and Shop Street, The House Hotel is Galway’s unique city centre boutique hotel and home to Galway’s favourite cocktail bar, The Yard Kitchen/ Bar. The Yard Kitchen / Bar is centrally located to the festival venues. The Yard has a variety of food and drink options which are available throughout your stay. The Galway Arts Festival takes place every year in July and it covers a range of art forms. The Festival has become a key event on Ireland’s cultural calendar and it’s now recognised as one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals.
The festival runs from the 13th to 25th July and there is something for everyone.
Highlights from the music programme in recent years include: Burt Bacharach, Macy Gray, Bell X1, National Royal Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Suede, The National, St. Vincent, Primal Scream, Philip Glass, New York Dolls, David Gray, David Byrne, Brad Mehldau, Blondie, Kronos Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Bon Iver, David Hockney and Joni Mitchell. The Festival has also included the works of Patricia Picinini, Henri Matisse and David Mach.
2020 HighlightsThe Festival showcases a wide variety of international artists alongside the best of Irish talent and includes music (popular, contemporary, Jazz, world, classical and traditional), theatre (indoor and outdoor), visual arts, dance, talks, discussions, family events and comedy in its programme. The Pixies have been confirmed to play the Big Top on the 17th July 2020, stay tuned for more updates on acts as the weeks continue.
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