The 2021 Galway International Arts Festival has been postponed to late August and September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival was due to take place from July 12 – 25 this year, but will now run from August 28 – September 18 instead.
Full programme details will be announced in June and will include an exciting hybrid programme of live and online events.
The centre-piece will be the much anticipated second part of John Gerrard’s stunning Mirror Pavilion – Leaf Work, opening in Derrigimlagh Bog on 28 August and running through-out the festival.
While many of the Galway International Arts Festival events will be going ahead, a major exception are the large concerts at the Heineken Big Top.
All of the acts which were first meant to come to Galway last year are still scheduled, but the concerts have been pushed back next year’s festival in July 2022.
- Pixies rescheduled to Thursday 14 July & Friday 15 July 2022
- Jon Hopkins, rescheduled to Saturday 16 July 2022
- The Stunning, rescheduled to Sunday 17 July 2022
- The Academic, rescheduled to Thursday 21 July 2022
- The Flaming Lips, rescheduled to Friday 22 July 2022
- Kaiser Chiefs, rescheduled to Saturday 23 July 2022
- Sinéad O’Connor, rescheduled to Sunday 24 July 2022
As with last year’s cancellation, people who already have tickets for one of these acts are advised to hold onto them, as they will still be valid for the 2022 dates.
Existing ticketholders with queries should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.