Bell X1 to return for big outdoor show in Limerick due to ‘popular demand’

Alan Owens

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Bell X1 are to play a show at King John's Castle in July of next year

Bell X1 are to play a show at King John's Castle in July of next year

TOP Irish band Bell X1 are to return to Limerick for a major outdoor show in 2019.

Bell X1 will return to King John’s Castle for a gig on Saturday, July 20, 2019 – scene of a sold out show at the same venue earlier this summer.

Bookers Dolan’s Presents said they were “delighted to announce, due to popular demand, the return of Irish legends Bell X1 to King John’s Castle in 2019”.

It will be one of a very limited number of shows Bell X1 will perform as a full band in Ireland in 2019.

This Tuesday’s announcement from Dolan’s Presents, in association with Shannon Heritage, comes on the back of recent sell-out performances at the 2,000 capacity 13th Century castle which included big names such as The Coronas, Hermitage Green, Walking on Cars, Imelda May and Gavin James.

Mick Dolan said: “King John’s Castle is now firmly established as a truly iconic venue for hosting music concerts. Working with Shannon Heritage, it has been a true pleasure to continue to bring some of the leading acts on the Irish music scene to this very special venue.

“Bell X1 have proved to be immensely popular among Limerick audiences. Their gigs never fail to impress and we are looking forward to welcoming them back next July,” he added.

Welcoming the announcement Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director, Shannon Heritage said: “Shannon Heritage is delighted to have Bell X1 back for what promises to be another magical concert at Limerick’s cultural centrepiece, King John’s Castle. The natural amphitheatre of the Castle has fast become a crowd favourite and we are delighted to once again be partnering with Dolan’s for our fourth ‘Live At King Johns Castle’ series.

“Securing Bell X1 to perform at the Castle is fantastic and will draw people from all over Ireland to the Medieval Quarter of Limerick which is great for local businesses and music fans alike.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the 2,000 people lucky enough to secure tickets for what we know will be a unique and memorable occasion,” he added.

Known for their musical versatility and experimentation, Bell X1’s seven studio albums have incorporated a variety of styles, four of which have picked up Choice Music Prize nominations, with three number one selling albums.

This year marks the end of a year of celebrations which saw the band perform five sell-out concerts at Vicar Street in Dublin as part of their celebration of 20 years of the band, as well as taking to the stage in King John’s Castle in May for a major gig on the Riverfest weekend.

One of Ireland’s most treasured bands, they performed a “special greatest hits set that will encompass two decades of incredible songs”.

Bell X1 released their highly acclaimed seventh studio album Arms last year and have spent time since touring in America and Australia.

They are due to play an intimate, sold-out “acoustic-ish” show at the Lime Tree Theatre in February ahead of the King John’s Castle gig, tickets for which go on sale this Friday, December 7 at 9am, priced at €35, from www.dolans.ie and ticketmaster.ie.