The Grand Social & Ubangi Stomp Club present Summer Swing, a three day festival of top class vintage Roots, Swing, Rockabilly, Skiffle & Country.
Summer Swing, in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beers, runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August, featuring America’s King of Western Swing – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and the UK’s number 1 Jive band – The Jive Aces, as well as a selection of some great local talent.
Feel good vibes and top class music are guaranteed to abound at this inaugural Summer Swing Festival, taking place in The Grand Social. The event will also showcase great home grown roots talent like the brilliant New Orleans style boogie-woogie piano chops of Gavin Povey & His Fabulous Oke-She-Moke-She-Pops (pictured above), the electric folk cowboy Jem Mitchell, the swinging skiffle of The Louisiana 6, Rockabilly heroes The Slick Hicks, and the sweet country rock sound of The Annulments.
On DJ duties will be DJ Mouse, one of the UK’s finest and a man who launched some of London’s best Rock N’ Roll club nights over the last four decades. Down from Derry for this special weekend are the Rumble Club DJs, who play a swingin’ mix of rockabilly, surf and exotica.
The schedule for the weekend festival is as follows:
Friday, 19th August
The Jive Aces
Doors: 8pm // Admission: €12 (tickets may be purchased in advance online) DJ Mouse (from 11pm – 2.30am. Free admission)
Saturday, 20th August
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with special guests: Gavin Povey & His Fabulous Oke-She-Moke-She-Pops.
Rumble Club DJ’s: 11.30pm – 2.30am. Free admission.
Doors: 8pm // Admission: €20 (tickets may be purchased in advance online)
Sunday, 21st August
Sunday Summer Swing (Free Closing Party & BBQ) featuring The Slick Hicks, The Louisiana 6, Jem Mitchell, The Annulments & Rumble Club DJs.
Doors: 6pm // Admission: Free
Summer Swing, presented by The Grand Social & Ubangi Stomp Club, takes place at The Grand Social from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August, 2016. See you there!
The Grand Social
35, Lr. Liffey Street
Tel: 01 874 0076
Lead image courtesy Gavin Povey & The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops Facebook page