Luka to headline free Newbridge Grassroots Festival gig

Luka Bloom
Newbridge’s new Grassroots Festival has been granted persmission to hold a concert at The Strand by the River Liffey on Sunday, September 15.

Newbridge’s new Grassroots Festival has been granted persmission to hold a concert at The Strand by the River Liffey on Sunday, September 15.

The festival, which will take place from Friday, September 13 to Sunday September 15, follows in the footsteps of last year’s successful Newbridge 200 bicentary festival, has also confirmed Luka Bloom as headline act for the free gig.

“There was great excitement in the Newbridge Grassroots Festival office recently when two more pieces of the September jigsaw fell into place,” said Tracy Maher, Festival Organiser.

“Firstly, for the first time ever, permission has been granted to hold a Concert at The Strand - the beautiful large green area directly off the Park path by Newbridge’s River Liffey.”

Overcoming the logistical difficulties of erecting a stage where no vehicular access exists, the Festival team of David O’Reilly and Tracey Maher said the free Finalé Concert will be held at this unique venue at the heart of Newbridge.

“It is sure to be a magic location for a fantastic end of Summer gig,” she added.

We can picture it now - picnics abounding while we have our Band on the Strand”.

Secondly and even more exciting, comes the news that the headline act is none other than Newbridge’s own Luka Bloom.

“Bringing the title theme of ‘Grassroots’ to the fore, we are really thrilled that Luka has agreed to come back to where it all began for him and be our headline act for the Festival’s Finalé Concert in September” said David.

“It’s the icing on the cake for us!”

Fresh from his recent stint at the Doolin Festival in Clare, Luka will be joined by a group of talented friends including Steve Cooney, Robbie Harris and Robbie Perry.