The Sea Sessions team have announced the two winners for their Unsigned Sessions competition. Chosen from approximately 400 entries, the winners Penrose and Roisin El Cherif will get to perform on the festival stage proper on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
“There’s an incredible amount of talent out there and it really was a difficult job to pick just 2 winners. Hopefully we’ve picked two very different artists with bright careers ahead of them” said Ray O’Donoghue, Festival Director. “I really only got involved when there was about 30 or 40 left. The people behind King Kong Club lent us a hand going through the entries. We must have had around 400. ”
This year’s two winners will be in some pretty esteemed company “We’ve had some great bands over the years play at this, The Riptide Movement being one off the top of my head. It’s one of our ways of helping emerging talent, something that we feel strongly about and we’ve seen the likes of Walking On Cars, The Strypes and SOAK play Sea Sessions very very early in their careers.” Here’s hoping the next Walking on Cars will be playing this year!
Tickets are available from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide www.ticketmaster.ie andwww.seasessions.com priced from €99.90 for 3 days and €124.90 including 4 nights camping. There’s also limited day tickets available from €47.50 and VIP upgrades from €50 extra.
Some of the acts that have previously played Sea Sessions include, Paul Weller, Bastille, Seasick Steve, Example, Kelis, The Happy Mondays, Fat Freddy’s Drop and many more.
Sea Sessions is about much more than just music though. There’s Surfing, Skating, BMX & even the Beach Olympics. Anne Marie Conlon, head of Communications for Donegal County Council says, “Sea Sessions represents everything great about Bundoran and indeed Donegal, from the stunning scenery to the night life and the very special way of life that’s enjoyed in the North West.”
Sea Sessions 24th– 26th June 2016. www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide.
“This gem of a music extravaganza unites the two Irish passions of surfing and music.”
The Irish Examiner.