Sea Sessions Surf Music festival
Surfing, music, skating, partying... Whoo hoo! Sea Sessions festival has it all for a high-powered experience. The event will take place from 21st to 23rd June this year in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Fat Freddys Drop, Xavier Rudd and Bastille will headline the event.
This year Sea Sessions celebrates its 6th anniversary Europe's best surf, skate and music festival. Sea Sessions is the only festival of its kind and presents an original combo, offering party goers a surfer spin, combined with the love of awesome music.
Daniel Browne, festival organiser says “Musically we are really going back to our roots here. This is a big beach party and we want to make sure the music reflects that fun loving happy life by the beach kind a thing we have going on. There is a fairly eclectic mix of music in the line up but it all has one thing in common, it's quality. I remember a friend asking me once ‘well what kind of music do surfers like' and I couldn't answer as there isn't really a surfer genre of music, there's surfers that like drum and bass and surfers that love rock so we try and make sure the line up is as diverse the people coming to enjoy it”.
Excitement builds up with the announcement of Bastille as headliners of the festival. The band has had a successful and busy time of late, with a number one album in the UK, a sold-out UK and Irish tour and have also been ranking high in the Irish charts.
To attend, weekend tickets are 89 euros, and weekend tickets with camping included are 99 euros.
Festival's booker and organiser Ray ‘Razor' O'Donoghue commented: “We're really excited about the line-up this year. We've got New Zealand's seven piece and one of the finest Live acts out there, Fat Freddy's Drop, who play a mix of Reggae with Funk and even a hint of Electronica, plus from the same end of the world Australian Xavier Rudd. Not only is he a surfer but his mix of acoustic tunes and multi instruments have us very excited. He's a big hit on the festival circuit and we can't wait to see his live show. Closer to home Bastille are the one that are on everyone's lips. Their version of Indie Pop is obviously popular. A number one album in the UK is testament to that.”
Along with the headliners there are loads of interesting acts. The Milk -who play a kind of UK Soul-, Soak -singer songwriter- and The Strypes. “I just love their sound. It's like early Rolling Stones and Yard Birds with serious guitar playing. I think Weller and Dave Grohl have been name checking them so another up and coming.” continued Razor.
Other Irish acts include Le Galaxie, Foy Vance, Duke Special, Frank and Walters and festivals classic The Minutes. International artists like Ben Caplan, William Adamson and Ayah Marar rock the event.