The addition of Wilko Johnson to the line-up for the final night of the Festival on Sunday 31st May 2015 is being widely welcomed with a stunning final night line-up now announced. “Band of Friends” featuring Rory Gallagher Band members – Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna with Dutch Guitarist – Marcel Scherpenzeel will also be on the Sunday night bill as will Laurence Jones & His Band (recent winner of the UK Blues Challenge) and completing the final night line-up will be Johnny Gallagher & the Boxtie Band.
Wilko Johnson said “I am delighted to have the opportunity to come to Rory’s birthplace and honour the great G-man, I wanted to do the gig last year, but I had medical issues to sort and I have battled back. It’s going to be a superb festival, I am really looking forward to playing at Rory Gallagher Festival 2014 in Ireland, going to be great”.
Festival Chairperson Barry O’Neill said “we are absolutely delighted that Wilko Johnson & His Band have confirmed for the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival, Wilko has demonstrated great character having bravely battled serious illness and we are thrilled that Wilko, Norman and Dylan will be with us on 31st May in Ballyshannon. It completes an awesome final night line-up and it is going to be a very fitting tribute to Rory, 20 years after his sad passing”.
Tickets for the Final Night of the Festival (Sunday 31st May 2015) featuring Wilko Johnson & His Band, Band of Friends, Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie Band, Laurence Jones & His Band are available at €25 for Sunday Night only here - http://e1.ie/30jo
Early Bird Tickets for all 3 Nights at the Festival Big Top at just €50 for all 3 Nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) are available here - http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets---big-top.html
Preliminary details have been announced since late last year, however the news that Wilko Johnson & His Band will be appearing is a huge coup for what is now Ireland’s leading Rock Blues Festival. However the voluntary organisers of the Rory Gallagher Festival 2015 have also stated that more legendary international acts will be announced in the coming weeks “yes there are more acts to be announced including a number of headline acts that will be appearing at the Big Top on 29th & 30th May, watch this space .... there are more to follow, this is going to be an extraordinary line-up in honouring Rory, 20 years after his untimely passing”.
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2015 takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland between Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st May 2015 with all details available on the Official Festival Website www.rorygallagherfestival.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org