Friday, June 03, 2022

Haven marquee summer sessions 

DUNMORE East is set to be the music capital of the South East for the Summer as Daytripper promoter, Mick O Keeffe, has teamed up with Paul Kelly and his team at the Haven Hotel to put on a series of Summer gigs at the 400 capacity Marquee on the lawn overlooking the sea. It really is a stunning location with the recent sold out Damien Dempsey gig there showing the potential of this unique venue in one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.

Heading up the original artists lined up is one of the country’s finest singer-songwriters, Gavin James, who plays a very special gig on July 24, the weekend of the release of his highly anticipated third album, The Sweetest Part. Also in July on the 28th, The Haven is ecstatic to welcome the return of one of Ireland’s best ever live bands, Hothouse Flowers, who last played the venue to a crowd of thousands back in the 1980s. Bringing the local element is a co-headline gig on July 3 from Susan O Neill, who has enjoyed an incredibly successful year with her ‘In The Game’ album collaboration with Mick Flannery. Susan and her band will share the stage with Toucan, another fantastic live band from the Deise who have had national success, selling out venues all over the country.

Fans of trad music are in for a treat on July 17 with a high energy set from Strings & Things and then on bank holiday Sunday, July 31, Ryan Sheridan will rock the village with a greatest hits set and selections from his brilliant new album, Americana. On August 28 the highlight is the return of everyone’s favourite band and national heroes, Aslan, on their blockbuster ’40 Years Tour’.

Providing top class entertainment for Dunmore’s Summer crowds are some of the finest tribute bands in Europe, starting with the Marquee Summer Series launch night this coming Bank Holiday Sunday, June 5, with The Ultimate Police. Early bird tickets for this one are just €10 and flying out, so don’t delay getting yours.

The award winning ‘Cash Returns’ tribute to the man in black is on July 10 while fans of 80s supergroups Fleetwood Mac and Queen are going to be out in their droves for Mack Fleetwood on August 25 and Qween on Saturday, August 27. The Marquee Summer Series has something for everyone with the country’s best party band, Smash Hits, playing their 90s fun filled set on Sunday, August 14. Tickets for this one are nearly gone so don’t miss out. Finally on Sunday, August 7, three of Waterford’s longest running dance music promoters Republik, Get Down Edits and Resistance team up for ‘House @ The Haven’ a 6 hour party from 5pm to 11pm, co -headlined by 2 of Ireland’s most legendary DJs, Shane Johnson (Fishgodeep) and Billy Scurry with support from Republik and Get Down Edits residents.


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