SOUNDS from a Safe Harbour (SFSH) has announced the first headline acts set to perform in Cork when the festival returns later this year.
Curated by festival director Mary Hickson, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, actor Cillian Murphy and playwright Enda Walsh, SFSH will run from September 7-10.
The biennial festival, first established in 2015, will feature music, dance, literature, theatre and conversation, with a combination of ticketed and free events.
Canadian singer-songwriter Feist returns this year, having made her festival debut in 2019.
Known for her unique blend of indie rock, folk and pop, Feist is sure to delight festival-goers when she takes to the stage at Cork Opera House on Thursday, September 7.
Festival organisers have also announced a collaborative performance between Bonny Light Horseman and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames, with orchestral arrangements by Bryce Dessner.
Bonny Light Horseman is an American folk band consisting of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson and Josh Kaufman.
Produced by SFSH, the show takes to the stage at Cork Opera House on Friday, September 8, with performances in Dublin and London later in September.
Closing out their European tour, Chicago-based band Wilco headline Cork Opera House on Saturday, September 9, with support from Wicklow singer-songwriter, Anna Mieke.
Wilco have been praised for their dynamic live performances and critically acclaimed albums.
This will be the band's first appearance at the festival.
Dublin-based brothers Diarmuid and Brían Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds will host the festival finale entitled ‘Lighthouse Constellations’ at Cork Opera House on Sunday, September 10.
“We have so much more to come for SFSH23 - keep an eye out for lots more announcements.” Tickets for Feist, Bonny Light Horseman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Wilco, and Ye Vagabonds will go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 12 from www.corkoperahouse.ie.