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The Gaslight Anthem, Thin Lizzy and Jimmy Cliff to play Finsbury Park’s London Feis.

The Gaslight Anthem,

The Gaslight Anthem,

London Feis has announced Irish legends Thin Lizzy, fronted by Ricky Warwick of The Almighty and reggae impresario Jimmy Cliff will play on Sunday 19th June, whilst The Gaslight Anthem will play on the Saturday.

The festival has also confirmed Paul Brady, Eddi Reader, Hothouse Flowers and Cry Before Dawn for the Sunday and Irish indie group The Coronas for the Saturday.

Other acts announced so far are: Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, The Cranberries, Imelda May, The Waterboys, The Undertones, The Saw Doctors, Clannad, Horslips, Afro Celt Sound System, Nanci Griffith, Shane MacGowan, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, and The Fureys.

The festival takes place in Finsbury Park, London, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2011.

The Irish music festival, which celebrates 21 years of the best Irish and international music in Finsbury Park, will see an exclusive UK performance by Bob Dylan on Saturday and Van Morrison will be headlining the Sunday. There is also an exclusive appearance from the newly reformed Irish rock band The Cranberries.

Vince Power, founder of the Mean Fiddler Group, Hop Farm Music Festival and operator of Benicassim Festival, was responsible for 13 Fleadh festivals at Finsbury Park, which was a staple on the London music calendar from 1990 until 2004. Continuing on from where the Fleadh left off, London Feis steps in with a fresh outlook: Irish in flavour, international in reach.

Vince has hosted some of the biggest names in Irish and international music and the London Feis will be a celebration of some of the acts Vince has worked with over the years.

Festival boss Vince Power said: ‘t’s great to announce even more acts across the two days and it’s fantastic to have an act of Thin Lizzy’s calibre on the bill. This year’s Feis is set to be an unforgettable experience.’

The festival will see the best Irish and international music has to offer on four stages at London’s Finsbury Park.

More acts will be announced shortly.

For all line up details, tickets, announcements and news visit:
www.londonfeis.com

Hey there! Noush Skaugen is using Twitter.

Hey there! Noush Skaugen is using Twitter.

Hey there! Noush Skaugen is using Twitter.

Stream Noush Skaugen Twitter’s most followed unsigned act. With a massive and ever-increasing 1.2 million followers on Twitter (comedy legend Stephen Fry has 1.3m) classically trained London rocker Noush Skaugen has the sort of viral clout that most artists can only dream about. Noush’s instinctive use of social media – crowd-sourcing poster designs from fans, and tweeting pictures of last-minute changes to hand-written set lists seconds before going on stage – has made her the number one most followed unsigned artist on the explosively popular social network, and a real force to be reckoned with.   This fact has not escaped the attention of Twitter bosses, who invited her to play a live-streamed showcase from their San Francisco HQ on Friday, March 12th– the performance was watched live by thousands of her online fans on http://noushskaugen.com/live Noush’s Twitter gig kicked off a series of dates prior to the May release of her new single Run Baby Run, including a performance at the showcase of influential London promoter Tony Moore (The Kashmir Klub, The Bedford, The Regal Room) at last week’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The single can be previewed at http://myspace.com/noushskaugen With two albums under her belt and a third due for release in the spring – cut by Robbie Williams’ legendary producer Steve Power and pulling in writing talent from 80s icons Nik Kershaw, Jeff Trott and Paul Brady -  The hard-working and charismatic performer has also notched up a string of impressive live dates during two years touring in the USA, appearing alongside a multitude of impressive acts including Nine Inch Nails, TV On The Radio, Paramore, R.E.M., Joss Stone and The Mars Volta at gigs in LA, Nashville, Austin and New Orleans. This culminated in her winning Alternative Pop Artist of the Year at the 17th Annual LA Music Awards, and National Independent Rock EP of the Year at The Hollywood Music Awards.

March 31st – The Elgin, Ladbroke Grove – London, UK
April 16th – Indie Week Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

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