Between 1990 and 2004, the Fleadh festival in Finsbury Park was an annual fixture in the festival calendar. In 1990 Fleadh boasted a wholly Irish line-up, a principle gradually eroded as the event grew in popularity (and size), attracting a range of high-profile international stars.
The man behind Fleadh, Vince Power - founder of the Mean Fiddler Group - has launched a new festival for 2011. The inaugural London Fèis festival in June will feature the best in international music - with a distinctive Irish flavour.
Bob Dylan, who turned 70 this week, headlines on Saturday 18th June in what is an exclusive UK appearance, supported by The Saw Doctors, Christy Moore, The Cranberries, The Waterboys, Imelda May, The Gaslight Anthem, The Undertones and many more, including Shane MacGowan.
Sunday 19th June sees Van Morrison lead the bill, supported by Thin Lizzy, Clannad, Jimmy Cliff, Hothouse Flowers, Eddi Reader, Teddy Thompson, Horslips, Camille O'Sullivan and more.
Tickets are already available for the weekend for £120, or £70 for Saturday and £60 for Sunday, all excluding booking fees. As if Dylan and Van Morrison alone wasn't great value for £120, there's that stellar line-up AND a great new offer that runs for seven days.
For a week from 9AM on Friday 27th May (until 9AM on 3rd June) , weekend tickets will be discounted to just £105 including booking fees; a saving of £27 in total.
Click on the Book This Offer button to check for availability from Friday 27th May at 9am.