by / August 18th, 2009 /

Festival of World Cultures lineup announced

The ever brilliant Festival of World Cultures returns to Dun Laoghaire on the 29th and 30th of August this year with yet another packed lineup. Now in its 9th year, the family-friendly festival attracts over 250,000 people making it Ireland’s largest intercultural celebration.

This year will see music from the likes of French singer Jane Birkin, Tony Allen, Malian superstar Oumou Sangare, the mystical Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan and an audio-visual show entitled Hotel Kiev which is a night time visual montage projected onto the façade of the Royal Marine Hotel. Created by Dún Laoghaire artist Ciaran McClelland it features a live soundtrack by the compelling Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha.

Over 90% of all events are free of charge so check the website for full info.