Tuesday 21 May 2019

Galway International Arts Festival to host 600 acts and JFK opera

Galway at dusk. Photo: Deposit
Galway at dusk. Photo: Deposit

Rachel Dugan

A new play from Druid, the world premiere of an opera about JFK's sister Rosemary, and a concert by rock legend Robert Plant in a church are just some of the highlights of this year's Galway International Arts Festival line-up, which was unveiled yesterday.

For the 42nd festival, which runs from July 15 to 28, the City of the Tribe will play host to 600 different artists from across the world and boasts a diverse programme of homegrown and international theatre productions, dance, street spectacles, visual arts, talks and discussions, as well as a strong music line-up.

New works include 'Waiting Room', an immersive theatre installation by Enda Walsh; Irish National Opera's 'Least Like the Other: Searching for Rosemary Kennedy'; which traces the troubled life of JFK's sister.

The festival will host concerts from a diverse range of artists, including legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and US soul singer Macy Gray. Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant will also play an intimate concert in St Nicholas' Church.

Irish Independent

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