Festival Season : Cork X Southwest

Saturday week will see Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Martha Wainwright and more take to the stage in Skibbereen, Cork for the fifth annual Cork X Southwest festival.

The festival, as always, is an all-tent affair so even if the Sun cannot afford a ticket (recession and all that), music-lovers will be safe from the elements.

The line-up is as follows :

The Blue Tent
Martha Wainwright
Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang
Hothouse Flowers
The Frank and Walters
Mick Flannery
John Spillane
Neon Flea Circus

The Little Big Tent
Future Trad Collective
Brian Deady
O Emperor
Suckitt & C
Jinx Lennon
Bray Vista
Joel Plaskett
Trembling Bells
The Social Services

Returning for the third year running is the very popular De Barra's Sitting Room with a far more laid back line-up :

The Handsome Family
The Ambiance Affair
Luka Bloom
Low Mountain
Fear Beag
Dead Cat Bounce

The Realt Dearg tent will also showcase some local djs so is definitely worth checking out.

Tickets are €55 and available from www.tickets.ie and Plug'd Records Tickets (021 4276300) on Washington Street, Cork