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London Feis: Bob Dylan and Van Morrison headline Irish celebration

Bob Dylan

Story by Jack Foley

BOB Dylan and Van Morrison are to headline London Feis, a celebration of 21 years of the best Irish and international music, which takes place in London’s Finsbury Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2011.

They will be joined by an impressive line-up of Irish bands and singers, including Clannad, The Cranberries, Imelda May and Christy Moore across the two days.

Vince Power, founder of the Mean Fiddler Group, Hop Farm Music Festival and operator of Benicassim Festival, was responsible for 14 Fleadh festivals at Finsbury Park, which was a staple on the London music calendar from 1990 until 2004.

Feis continues on from where the Fleadh left off, albeit with a fresh outlook: Irish in flavour, international in reach.

Vince Power said: “The inaugural London Feis will be a fantastic edition to the capital’s summer calendar and announcing Bob Dylan for an exclusive UK performance means that the first year will be one to remember. I’ve worked with Bob many times before and am delighted to have him back once again.”

The festival will take place across four stages in Finsbury Park.

The line-up so far…

Saturday, June 18
Bob Dylan
Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott
The Cranberries
Imelda May
The Waterboys
The Saw Doctors
Afro Celt Sound System
Nanci Griffith
Shane MacGowan and friends
The Undertones
Sharon Shannon Big Band
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
The Fureys

Sunday, June 19
Van Morrison
Clannad
Horslips

Tickets are on sale now. To find out more, visit the website