Irish YouTube sensations, Seo Linn are set to headline Ireland’s first ever ‘sail-in’ concert at the Port of Cork on Saturday 19th October as part of Cork Rebel Week’s ‘International Cork Gathering Event’.
The FREE event is one of the flagship events of the Festival, being run jointly by Cork City and County Councils and supported by Fáilte Ireland and a wide range of local organisations, celebrating Cork’s rich heritage and strong identity, with over 150 leisure, entertainment and corporate activities from 14th – 20th October.
Having racked up over 2.3 million YouTube hits with their stunning Irish version of TG Lurgan V Avicii - Wake Me Up, and over 200,000 views of their Late Late Show performance earlier this month, Seo Linn are on fire right now. The group of Irish language teachers are responsible for bringing fresh life to the Irish language, by performing their unique interpretations of chart topping music including Fun's ‘Some Nights’ and Daft Punk's ‘Get Lucky’.
Seo Linn will take to the main stage at Custom House Quay at 8pm and the performance will culminate with the ‘Ultimate Gathering’ on land and water, an enormous mass flash mob including Celtic drummers, Irish dancers and hundreds of students from CIT, UCC and Irish Societies from across County Cork, performing on Kennedy Quay and on one of the international Naval ships docked in the Port of Cork in spectacular fashion.
Tickets for this one off gig are FREE of charge (limited to 2 per person), and will be distributed through a lottery system amongst people who register for the ticket lottery at www.corkrebelweek2013.com.
Kicking off festivities at 4pm, Cork’s World Champion hero Rob Heffernan will lead the Marching Band Parade from Patrick’s Hill, through the city, finishing at the Port of Cork. International Marching Bands hailing from Germany, UK, France, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic and Italy will battle it out to be crowned Cork Rebel Week 2013’s ‘Best Marching Band’. A tasty array of culinary delights will be available at the tented International Food Village located at the Port of Cork, which for the weekend is also home to an impressive international fleet of naval vessels from Belgium, France and Ireland located on Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay and North Customs House Quay. From 5.30pm, Cork bands and performers will take to two stages; the main, ticketed stage at North Custom House Quay, and a second, non-ticketed stage at Kennedy Quay, to entertain revellers