Saltwater Announce Headliners Day Breakdown

Posted in Connect on February 12, 2020.





Exciting new Mayo festival Saltwater have just announced the day breakdown for their headliners with Dermot Kennedy headlining Friday 29 May, The Coronas headlining Saturday 30 May and Johnny Marr headlining Sunday 31 May 2020.

They will be joined alongside a host of acclaimed international and Irish acts including Basement Jaxx (DJS)The StranglersMaverick Sabre, Hudson Taylor, Lyra, Lee Scratch Perry, Jerry Fish, Little Hours, Norman Jay MBE, Ultan ConlanJoanne Keegan and Coda with more to be announced.

June Bank Holiday Weekend 2020 will see new festival Saltwater take place in the beautiful grounds of Westport House, Mayo – one of Ireland’s best loved historic homes and estates. Set to become a highlight of the Irish Festival Calendar, Saltwater is brought to you by the people behind Sea Sessions and will showcase top International and Irish talent with over 60 acts playing across 3 stages.

One of the first festivals of the summer, Saltwater Festival is an expression of life on Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast. Celebrating Music, Food, Culture, Wellness and the rich heritage of Westport, the festival will bring together like minded people from home and abroad that want to feel the taste of salt in the air as they appreciate the best Ireland has to offer.

With an extraordinary career that has seen him shoot to global fame, Dermot Kennedy is known around the world for hits such as “Outnumbered”, “Power Over Me” and “Glory’. His music touches people’s hearts, and his set promises to be one of the defining moments of the festival. The Coronas look set to have a busy summer again having just released a new single with a new album on the way plus the legendary Johnny Marr needs little introduction, having spent nearly 4 decades in the music business as both a guitarist in The Smiths and as a celebrated solo artist. The rock icon’s set is not to be missed, and is sure to be jam packed with his greatest hits and fan favourites from his vast back catalogue.

Day and Weekend tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and on Early Bird Tickets are priced from €144 or 3 days with camping options also available. There are also limited single day tickets available from €64. Check out for more details.

Speaking about Saltwater, Festival Director Ray O’Donoghue said: “We’re delighted to kick off the festival with one of the biggest acts in the world right now – anticipation has been huge for Dermot Kennedy’s Mayo debut! Along with The Coronas on Saturday and the legendary Johnny Marr on Sunday we think the weekend is shaping up pretty well. Day tickets will sell out fast so we suggest you grab them while you can.”

Known as the most beautiful house in Ireland, Westport House has a great tradition of hosting some of the world’s top artists and this year is set to be no different as Saltwater takes place for the first time. With Westport recognised as “The Best Place to Live in Ireland”, and established as a multiple award winning tourism destination over the past few years – Saltwater is the perfect place to kick off the June Bank Holiday Weekend and what is guaranteed to be another busy summer season on the west coast!


29-31 May 2020 and Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide.


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