Thursday 20 June 2019

Blindboy brings Podcast to town for Sligo Live Festival


The Blindboy PODCAST Live is the latest act to be added to the Sligo Live line-up.

Blindboy's increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers. With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind-set on mental health and the deafening stigma which surrounds it.

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic feeling of "freedom" he exhudes which allows his listeners and participants to openly speak their mind without judgement and no topic off limits - certainly an air of belonging encircling the space you find yourself in when listening or in company of Blindboy.

His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast not only indoctrinates mental health issues but reaches further into a wide spectrum of current topics, may it be gun laws, feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

Sligo Live programmer Willie Kelly said "With Sligo Live Festival happening over 11 days this year, we really wanted to incorporate some shows with a difference. We're delighted Blindboy is bringing his live podcast to Sligo, he covers a lot of the most pressing issues in our modern Irish society in a really engaging way. The show has proved a phenomenal success both on the airwaves and live".

The Blindboy Podcast joins Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra, John Bishop, The Indigo Girls, The Delines, All Tvvins, Willie Watson and Bird On The Wire - The Songs of Leonard Cohen by The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon with a 10 piece collective of outstanding musicians on the Sligo Live Festival bill running from 18th to 28thOctober 2019. Tickets for this live podcast show are available at €25 + s.c. on-line from or from Hawk's Well Theatre by phone (071) 9161518 or in person.

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