Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival new lineup additions

Sounds from a Safe Harbour 2015 lineup

Sounds from a Safe Harbour 2015 lineup

Indie rock outfit Wild Beasts are the latest addition to the lineup for Sounds from a Safe Harbour, a celebration of Cork’s rich cultural history, taking place across the port city this September 17 – 20. The English group will perform at Cork Opera House on Sunday, September 20, as they headline the closing night of the festival. Wild Beasts join an impressive lineup of musicians on the festival programme, with likes of Lisa Hannigan, The Gloaming and Richard Reed Parry already scheduled to perform.

Another new inclusion to the four-day event comes in the form of a music trail which will be curated by highly-regarded Irish music writer, Nialler9. The trail will serve to highlight contemporary Irish artists such as Slow Skies, I Am The Cosmos and Vinyl Love, among many others. Festival-goers can hear the modern Irish music selected by Nialler9 at a number of Benny McCabe’s venues across the city.

Sounds from a Safe Harbour has come about as a result of the collaborative effort of Cork Opera House’s Mary Hickson and lineup curator Bryce Dessner, best known for his work as a member of the critically-acclaimed American band The National. The new festival will offer a rich variety of attractions at a number of different venues around Cork City, with the organisers declaring it “a festival of music, art and conversation”. Dessner will also feature alongside his siblings, Jessica and Aaron, as part of the newly-announced ‘Soundings from a Safe Harbour’, a three-part show hosted by Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan.

Festival tickets are quickly becoming scarce, but they can still be purchased on the festival website,, along with tickets for individual performances taking place over the four days. Many events around Cork will also be free entry and details are available on the site.

By Shane Croghan


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