It was annouced today that the Vinyl Festival will be coming to Dún Laoghaire this November. The festival will take place in a selection of venues around Dún Laoghaire including The Lexicon Library Studio, The National Maritime Museum and Eblana Senior College.
The line-up of talented artists and special guests participating over the three-day extravaganza includes Joe Jackson, Horslips, Lenny Abrahamson, Don Letts, Gavin Friday, Bronagh Gallagher, Kevin Godley, Julie Feeney, Steve Averill and Adrian Dunbar along with many more. Established radio DJ’s Dave Fanning and Tom Dunne will act as moderators and interviewers for several of the discussions.
The festival will bring together a wide selection of talent including International Musicians, Writers and Filmmakers, all of whom will take part in a broad series of discussions and play a selection of their own favourite vinyl records.
One of the focus points of the festival is to consider the importance and significance of vinyl records in our culture today and there will also be a record fair on site for the three days for music fans looking to purchase some special vinyl’s. The Vinyl Festival takes place from November 16th to 18th.
Speaking this week, Directors of the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival, Directors of the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival, Brian O’ Flaherty and Neil Goodman said, "A love of music, the excitement at the return of an old format that many felt was gone and a wish to celebrate it in our local community; these are the reasons we decided to create the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival. Something for audiophiles of all ages and musical tastes, from punk to soul; recording to sleeve design, with vinyl the music is only part of the story."