Louis Walsh's new band confirms
GREENCASTLE has pulled
off a fantastic musical coup with the announcement
that Louis Walsh's newest boyband HomeTown will play
a special gig during next month's regatta.
The committees behind Greencastle Regatta and
Greencastle Community Centre are delighted that Cian,
Dean, Josh, Ryan, Brendan and Dayl will travel to
the seaside village for their only confirmed Donegal
gig, on August 2.
Regatta committee chairperson Patricia Gill revealed
that the committee had built up a "good network of
contacts in the showbiz sector" and it was through
one of these that they were offered first refusal on
HomeTown (Photo: Facebook HomeTown
HomeTown are quickly
becoming the latest Irish sensation and have already
had two number one singles in the Irish charts.
"The chance to watch them in a setting which will
allow the audience to be up close and personal may
not come around again if their success takes off,"
It is hoped, though not confirmed, that X-Factor
judge Louis will also travel to Greencastle for the
"If he does attend he will be able to see some of
our best local talent at close quarters as Shane
Skelly and Lauren Harkin (Off Chance) and the very
popular Spring Tides will be the support acts for
HomeTown on the night."
Excitement is building with people queuing for
tickets on the first day of sale.
The gig at Greencastle Community Centre will be
all-seated and admission is by ticket only.
The community centre hopes a successful event on the
night will enable them to plan future concerts of a
similar status and on a more regular basis, added
She said the boyband, who hail from all over
Ireland, will stay overnight in the local area and
get a chance to experience "the hospitality and
warmth Inishowen is famous for".
Meanwhile, this year's Miss Greencastle 2015, who
will be crowned on August 1, will be guest of honour
on the night with even greater interest expected in
the competition this year.
Tickets are now on sale in the community centre and
other outlets. For more information call 93 81054.