Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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Daytripper returns to The Gasworks for its 6th edition on the last weekend of August, with 3 days of music this year from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th. Over the weekend the festival features 6 international acts and 9 Irish acts with music from the 80s, 90s and 00s, right through to current chart acts. And one thing all the acts share this year is their love of a PARTY ! Advance tickets are on sale now at and at No. 21 Off Licence, The Glen.

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST The opening night of Daytripper 2018 features one of the most iconic female groups of all time, Sister Sledge, who dominated the singles chart in the 80s with hit after hit like "He's The Greatest Dancer", "Lost in music", "Thinking of You", "We Are Family", "All American Girls" and "Frankie". To make the party even better, they are joined by Heather Small (M People) who had a similar level of success a decade later in the 90s with Top 10 hits like 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven', 'Search For The Hero' and her Number 1 solo hit 'Proud'. Completing the Friday night bill are Europe's top Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Mack Fleetwood, and Waterford's own funk-soul-brothers,

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST Dance music is 30 years old this summer, having been introduced to the UK & Ireland in that legendary 'Summer Of Love' in 1998. One of the biggest names in dance, Basement Jaxx, fly into Ireland on the Saturday of Daytripper to play a headline DJ set that is featuring at all the big dance music events of the summer, including South West 4 in London and a residency at the infamous Hi Ibiza club. They are joined by the best live dance act in Ireland, hometown heroes King Kong Company. SUNDAY 26 AUGUST When Clean Bandit were announced for Daytripper last year they had just been at Number 1 in the UK Singles chart with 'Symphony'. Daytripper is repeating that feat this year as Rudimental, who topped the charts with recent hit 'These Days' are Sunday night headliners.


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