Wednesday 21 March 2018

Final acts announced for this year's Spiegeltent

Esther Hayden

Top Irish band The Strypes are one of the final acts announced for this year's Wexford Spiegeltent Festival.

The stellar line up is completed by Foil Arms and Hog, The Strypes, Hudson Taylor, Booka Brrass, Fangclub, Lords of Strut, Tumble Circus and Bosco.

Hudson Taylor will play the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival on Thursday, October 26.

Irish duo, brothers Harry and Alfie, have just announced their brand new single - 'Feel It Again', the first fresh music in two years. 'Feel It Again' was produced by Ryan Hadlock who is best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran).

On October 27 Cavan band the Strypes will take to the stage. The four piece rhythm and blues band have been gigging around the pubs, clubs and festivals of Ireland, England and Europe since June 2011 playing a no-nonsense set of 'speed blues', mixing reworkings of rhythm and blues classics with their originals.

On October 28 Ireland's most lovable idiots, Lords of Strut, bring their mischief and mayhem to the tent with their 'Absolute Legends' tour.

Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with flashes of surprising acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing this high energy show is suitable for all ages.

Foil, Arms and Hog will perform on October 24 with their new show OinK. OinK is a faced paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handlers interpretive dance and a shop that naively only sells balaclavas.

Tumble Circus bring you non stop bulletproof family fun entertainment on October 21. Through slap- stick acrobatics, hazardous aerial tricks and flying hula-hoops, this funny and flexible show features great comic timing and even better gymnastic flair.

The Lambert Puppet Theatre returns to Wexford Spiegeltent on Sunday, October 15 with Bosco and Hansel and Gretel.

Tickets for the all the newly announced acts with the exception of Hudson Taylor went on sale last Friday while the tickets for Hudson Taylor go on sale at 10 a.m. this Thursday, August 31.

Four Spiegeltent shows have already sold out: Smokie on October 13; Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott of Beautiful South fame on October 28 and the two Imelda May gigs on October 23 and October 31.

This year's Spiegeltent Festival runs for 17 days from Friday to Sunday, October 13 to 29 and features a wealth of entertainment.

For further details and to book tickets visit or Lantern Events' booking office at 1 North Main Street.

Gorey Guardian