04-19-2017 10:20 AM CET - Arts & Culture
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The Soma Festival Gears Up For Another Year of Music, Food and Heritage

Press release from: Soma Festival
Soma Festival to open with Brian Kennedy
Soma Festival to open with Brian Kennedy


Castlewellan’s flagship family festival is set to return for a fifth year with renowned Belfast-born singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy opening.

The Soma Festival is back with its usual energy, the festival team working around the clock to produce a programme full of great music, folk sessions, local food and a host of NI brewers.

Beginning on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and running until Sunday 16th July the festival is set on bringing in the widest audience yet. Last year’s festival brought in 15,000 participants, over 200 musicians, artists, wellbeing practitioners and entertainers, and scores of chefs to celebrate NI Year of Food and Drink.

The Soma Festival will open with Brian Kennedy in St. Malachy’s Church on 12 July. The chart-topping protege of Van Morrison, Brian is often described as having ‘the voice which charms angels’. His first album was ‘The Great War of Words’ followed by ‘A Better Man’ in 1996 which gained quadruple platinum sales in Ireland. Special Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the concert on somafestival.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tiona McSherry
Tel: 07954316576
Email: tiona@somafestival.com
Date: 18/04/2017

The Soma Festival is a grassroots, community-organised festival that began in 2013. Previous performers include Cara Dillon, Duke Special, Lisa Hannigan and many others. The full programme will be announced in due time. Further information at www.somafestival.com.

1 Dublin Road,
Castlewellan BT31 9AG,
County Down

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