2023 Galway International Arts Festival Kicks Off

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The Galway International Arts Festival is one of the highlights of the year for the town and involves events throughout Galway City.

The 46th Galway International Arts Festival will take place from the 17th-30th of July and will feature a wealth of theatre, music, comedy, visual art, dance, and literary events from artists from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and of course Ireland and Galway.

There is a plethora of events to choose from with some already sold out, here are a few of travel2ireland’s best picks for the festival.

1 – Kettama

July 23rd, Big Top at Fisheries Field, University of Galway; 6.30 pm; €35

Producer Kettama who specializes in house and electro music will play his first hometown gig since 2019. After two failed attempts to play at the festival due to the pandemic, this is an eagerly awaited gig and one not to be missed, although there is much anticipation around the gig there are still limited tickets available.

Galway International Arts Festival

2 – The Pulse

July 17th-22nd, Festival Theatre, Kingfisher, University of Galway; 8pm; €25-€37.50

From the Australian circus company Gravity & Other Myths, The Pulse involves more than 60 acrobats and Orfeó Catalá and a choir of 30 women. The Pulse promises to put on a breathtaking show for all in attendance, tickets to the event are still available.

Galway International Arts Festival

3 – David Mach

July 17th-30th, Festival Gallery, William Street; 11 am-6 pm, late opening to 8 pm Thurs-Sat; free

The Turner Prize-nominated artist known for imposing, provocative large-scale collages built from mass-produced materials, from car tires to newspapers and coat hangers, returns following previous GIAF visits which cut a dash. This event is free to attend so it’s highly advisable to get your tickets ASAP as they are likely to sell out!

Galway International Arts Festival
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