The marquee at Sea Sessions last year.
Sea Sessions Festival 2012 is almost here. Following the success of the award winning festival's 2011 stellar line-up, event organisers have pulled out all the stops to bring you what promises to be this year's biggest beach party, jam-packed with exciting activities and pumping tunes all in the surrounds of beautiful Bundoran.
Once again masses of Fermanagh music lovers travel to Bundoran along with thousands of fans from further afield to see the Kings of Madchester, The Happy Mondays. It's the definitive line-up for the first time in over 19 years; Bez, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Paul Davies, Paul Ryder, Rowetta and Shaun Ryder. After dominating the pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s, the Mancunian band will take to the Main Stage on Sunday, playing classics from their well-known albums along with more recent releases.
Riot starters Kaiser Chiefs rock into Bundoran on June 29th. The Leeds natives resurrect the spirit of The Jam with their 'I Predict A Riot' supercharged power pop hit that quickly electrified Britain and further afield when it was released in 2004, followed by their debut double platinum album 'Employment,' which remained in the top ten charts for several months, becoming one of the best-selling artists of 2005. Not forgetting their second album; 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob' (2007), yielded 'Ruby', a number one single in the UK. 2008 brought their third album 'Off With Their Heads', and following a three-year hiatus, they returned to the studio & released 'The Future Is Medieval' in June 2011. Don't miss the bands foot-stomping live performance on the Main Stage on Friday night.
Top Irish act The Coronas have risen through the ranks to become one of the biggest bands in the country, with three hit albums to their name, many awards and a succession of hugely well received live tours. Expect them to liven up the main stage on Saturday night with their foot stomping singles 'Addicted To Progress'and 'Mark My Words'.
Simon & Oscar (OCEAN COLOUR SCENE) will arrive in Bundoran to play a very special acoustic set, not to be missed. The duo themselves command sellout crowds just as much as they do with the full band, and never fail to disappoint with hits such as 'The Day We Caught The Train', 'Hundred Mile High City', 'Better Day' and 'Travellers Tune'.
Famously known as the 'Run' in RUN DMC, Rev RUN is a respected rapper from the golden age of Hip-Hop, who broke out on his own in the mid-2000s. Run and his friend Darryl McDaniels formed the rap group RUN DMC, with Jam Master Jay completing the group's lineup in 1982. They went on to sell millions of albums, brought Hip-Hop from the underground onto daytime chart topping radio, thus paving the way for future Hip-Hop stars.
Run will make his way to Bundoran to entertain the crowd at the Main Stage, so get your dancing shoes ready.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 28 Jun 12