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About Feile an Phobail
The countdown has begun to Ireland’s biggest community festival, as organisers of the West Belfast August Féile 2016 unveil their headlining acts.
Comedian Jake O’Kane finally makes the trip from north to west Belfast for Jake O’Kane does the West on Friday 5 August!
Brighton indie rapscallions The Kooks will be headlining the Féile on Saturday 6 August supported by Dublin’s finest The Crossfire Hurricanes.
They’ll be followed 24 hours later by the coolest girl group of the nineties and noughties - All Saints on Sunday 7 August.
Féile has also confirmed that this year’s Clonard Concert on Tuesday 9 August will find three giants of Irish Music - Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan - coming together for one night only.
On Thursday 11 August, 80s the one and only Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood will be getting Falls Park to Relax, while Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals will be driving the crowd crazy.
Double Dutch Dance giants Showtek will be headlining the Féile Big Top for the Dance Night on Friday 12 August with support from Tom Swoon, TV Noise and Timmy Trumpet. Expect big banging beats aplenty!
Scottish legends Deacon Blue play West Belfast (13 August) in the 25th anniversary year of seminal platinum-selling album Fellow Hoodlums. They will be joined by very special guests and fellow Scottish pop stars Hue and Cry.
Director Kevin Gamble said:
"We're right in the middle of putting together the biggest and best August Féile yet and we’re delighted and proud to be able to announce this raft of big acts for our main stage in Falls Park. 2016 is a huge year for the people of West Belfast and we're planning on presenting an August Féile that reflects that. We're very excited - and we hope festival goers are too - about what we've lined up for Féile 2016. We invite everybody to come join the party!”
Féile runs from 3-14 August in venues right across West Belfast and beyond.