Jim Carroll

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Competition – win Villagers and Midlake tickets

Spend the October Bank Holiday weekend at Sligo Live

You could win a night out with these likely lads. They look thrilled at the idea. Especially Tommy.

Tue, Oct 15, 2013, 09:21


It’s time to head to Sligo for the annual Sligo Live festival. This year’s event, the 9th outing for the festival, features such acts as the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Villagers (said album “Awayland” below), Midlake (whose new album “Antiphon” is released in early November – the superb “Roscoe” is below), Imelda May, LAPD, Dervish, Pete Molinari, DJ Kormac, The Barley Mob, The Young Folk, Common Tongues, Myles Manley, Oddsocks and tons more playing around the town from October 23 to 28.

Thanks to the organisers, we have THREE pairs of tickets to give away for the Villagers show at IT Sligo on Sunday October 27 and THREE pairs of tickets for Midlake’s appearance at IT Sligo on Friday October 25.

To win, simply email me jimcarrollATirishtimesDOTcom (replacing at with @ and dot with, er, .) and say in the subject line which show you’d like to go to. Closing date is Wednesday at noon and winners will be notified by email on Thursday (ie if you don’t get an email, you haven’t won).

UPDATE: Thanks for the HUGE response – competitions via email seem to get a very big response. Winners have been notified by email and I hope all of you enjoy the shows