by / November 29th, 2011 /

First Fortnight Festival line-up & exclusive Daniel Johnson t-shirt available

Cashier No.9, Verse Chorus Verse, Sacred Animals, Le Galaxie and Ben Carrigan are amongst the acts set to play this year’s First Fortnight festival — Ireland’s first mental health arts festival.

They are amongst a number of acts lined up for the Dublin event, which runs from January 4th-14th in various venues around the Temple Bar area. The festival aims to challenge the stigma around mental health.

American artist and musician Daniel Johnson has also lent his support to the event by making one of his artworks exclusively available to the festival for use on a once-off T-shirt.

The T-shirt is available through the First Fortnight Fund It campaign and will also be sold at an IFI screening of The Devil and Daniel Johnson, a documentary on the US musician’s life, on January 7th.

Cashier No.9, Le Galaxie and other guests will close the festival on January 14th with a gig in The Button Factory.

The other acts on the multi-arts festival bill — which include Verse Chorus Verse, Sacred Animals, Mark Geary, ex-Thrills man Ben Carrigan, Deaf Joe, Pearse McLoughlin, Martin Staunton, We Cut Corners, People on Holiday and Late Fragments — will play as part of the Therapy Sessions run of gigs at The Workman’s Club over January 4th, 6th and 11th.

For full details and tickets to the events at the festival, see www.FirstFortnight.com