Finsbury Park plays host to London Feis this coming weekend.
Celebrating its 21st year, the event is headlined by Van Morrison and features an exclusive UK performance from Bob Dylan, his only live show this year.
The lineup also includes sets from Thin Lizzy, Christy Moore, The Cranberries, The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors, Shane McGowan (and friends), Jimmy Cliff, Eddie Reader and much more over four outdoor stages in the north London park.
The man behind the event is Vince Power − former head of the Mean Fiddler Group and brains behind the no sponsorship, no branding Hop Farm Festival − who was responsible for putting on 13 Fleadh Irish music festivals at Krapy Rubsnif between 1990 and 2004. London Feis should continue in the same tradition, "Irish in flavour, international in reach".
By Tom Cattanach
London Feis happens 18-19 June 2011 at Finsbury Park. Weekend tickets are £120, various day ticket options. Children under 12 go free.