Now it's time for Bell X1
ONE of Ireland's most popular young rock bands will play to their adoring fans at Malahide Castle this week, in what surely is Bell X1's biggest gig to date.
The band that formed out of the ashes of 'Juniper' is now made up of Brian Crosby, Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips and have gained a massive following all over the country in recent years.
The gig coincides with the release last week of a live album, 'Tour de Flock', featuring the band's sold out show at the Point Theatre in December.
The following day, Sunday, July 1, two soul legends will grace the stage, in the shape of Reverend Al Green and Joe Cocker.
The two men have countless hits between them from Green's 'Let's Stay Together' and 'Tired of Being Alone' to Cocker's 'Up Where we Belong' and 'You Can Leave Your Hat On'.
There's a link between the two featured artists on the Malahide stage as Al Green covers the Joe Cocker hit, 'You Are So Beautiful' on his latest album.
The summer of music in Malahide winds up on Saturday, July 21 with a one day pop and dance music festival called 'Lovebox'.
The event will consist of three separate stages where acts like The Super Furry Animals, Jape, The Rapture and Groove Armada are be lined up by POD Concerts who promote the event.