9 Days Of Music & Fun – Volvo Ocean Race – Galway 2012

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in MediaBar | 0 comments

What does the following band lineup have in common - Maverick Sabre, Sharon Shannon together with 42-piece Orchestra, The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Kanyu Tree, Túcan, The Deans, Stephen James & Band, The Amazing Apples, Youth Ballet West?

They are the first line up for the Volvo Ocean Race which is happening in Galway on June 30th – July 8th 2012. After the roaring success three years ago, Galway is excited to welcome back the event of the year.

650,000 people visited the Race Village during the Galway stopover in the last edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. 10,000 people lined the harbour walls at 3am on the morning of 24th May 2009 to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race fleet into Ireland, culminating in record crowds of almost 200,000 for the In Port and Pro Am Race.

As well as playing host to a festival which will last about 10 days, Galway City will also host the closing ceremony for the Ocean Race.

Events will be taking place throughout the city including Eyre Square, Salthill, Southpark – and in the Town Hall Theatre pirouetting parrots, dancing ducks, flouncing flowers and a very Mad Hatter will be performing in a marvelous new dance production from Youth Ballet West,Alice Underground premiering for the Volvo Ocean Race.
The Main Stage will be situated in the Volvo Ocean Race Village on the Galway Docks.

Here is a link to the Official PDF Brochure – Download

Plenty of more detail can be found here – Lets Do It Global

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