Pixies to play new summer festival at TCD

Two Door Cinema Club, James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1, alt-J and Gregory Porter to headline Trinity gigs

Frank Black and Joey Santiago performing with The Pixies at the Olympia in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Frank Black and Joey Santiago performing with The Pixies at the Olympia in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

 

US indie band The Pixies have been listed among the acts that will play a series of outdoor concerts at Trinity College Dublin this summer. A long-time favourite with students, fans hoping to hear the classics should be in luck as promoter MCD has promised the alternative Boston group will play "an extensive catalogue of indie anthems" when they play the historic surroundings on Sunday July the 9th.

The series of concerts, which will take place in College Park between July 6th and 11th will feature acts from the worlds of contemporary jazz, indie, alternative folk and rock. 

The series opens on Thursday July 6th with Grammy award winner Gregory Porter performing his unique brand of jazz.
 
The following night, Dubliner, and one of the most popular Irish acts of recent years, singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will headline. Bell X1 take to the stage on Saturday July 8th while on July 10th critically-acclaimed Co Down indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club perform with special guests Circa Waves.
 
Closing the series on July 11th, Mercury Music Prize winners alt-J make their first Irish appearance since they played at Longitude in 2015.
 
Tickets for Gregory Porter, James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1 and Two Door Cinema Club are priced €44.05 while tickets for The Pixies & alt-J:  are priced at €54.65.
 
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am this Friday, February 10th from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie
 
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