Full line-up announced for Right Here, Right Now Festival 2018

Friday 1- Sunday 3 June 2018

Featuring…  The Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra performing alongside The Frank & Walters, Marlene Enright, and Ye Vagabonds in the main auditorium.

 And Iarla O Lionáird with Steve Cooney and Greenshine, Wallis Bird with special guest John Blek, Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell, in the Right Room.

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is a three-day festival, all under one roof, that showcases all that is good in Cork city – the music, the culture, the people. Now in its second year, the festival continues its mission of celebrating and supporting the local music scene, and providing unique platforms to artists.

Right Here Right Now kicks off Friday 1st June with an opening party in The Green Room, featuring DJ’s, live music and special guests.

On Saturday 2nd June, be part of one of Cork’s most important conversations and join #CorkLovesMusic in the Green Room at 2pm, discussing issues and topics that affect musicians in Cork. That night, be immersed in a rare and specially curated experience as the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, lead by John O’Brien, perform on stage with Marlene Enright and Band, Ye Vagabonds, and Cork legends The Frank & Walters. This specially commissioned arrangement will allow the audience to enjoy the music of these incredible performers in a new and all-encompassing way, with the 30 of finest orchestral musicians from or based in Cork.

Sunday 3rd June will see the main auditorium transformed into a much more intimate, 200 person capacity pop-up ‘venue within a venue’ creating a whole new space and atmosphere for audience and artists alike. Renowned two-time Grammy nominee Iarla O’Lionard take to the stage in The Right Room with acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney and special guests Greenshine for a special lunchtime show at 3pm. At 7pm, experience the irrepressible energy of Wallis Birdwho will be joined by John Blek, followed by a double bill of more home-grown talent as Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell take to the stage at 10pm. SundayDay tickets (€45), which also grant access to the official closing party featuring ska stars The Service, are on sale now.

Speaking at the announcement, Eibhlin Gleeson, CEO Cork Opera House said, “Cork is a hotbed of creativity and a breeding ground for a huge range of fantastic artists across a multitude of genres. Cork Opera House is proud to provide a stage for local, national and international acts to collaborate together. This festival is a celebration of the music scene in Cork Right Here, Right Now.

Tickets on sale from www.corkoperahouse.ie or from box office 021 427 0022

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