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Sligo’s Spilt Milk announces eclectic lineup of music and art for November festival

Sligo’s Spilt Milk announces eclectic lineup of music and art for November festival

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Spilt Milk Festival in Sligo has announced its third edition will take place a month after reopening from18th to 21st November2021.

The festival has announced a series of live shows, installations, film screenings and workshops across four days and nights, featuring eclectic music and art on the programme.


On Thursday, 18th November, the festival launches with a zine workshop and an audio-visual trail.

On Friday 19th November the music strand will kick into action when Zero Gravity Skatepark will host an all-ages, alcohol-free show with two of the country’s most singular propositions: north Kerry bedroom pop band Messyng and genre-warping Dublin musician & visual artist Michelle Doyle aka Rising Damp.

In association with Sligo Leader Partnership’s SICAP programme, 50% of capacity is reserved for young people from socially excluded groups.

Later on Friday, The Model is taken over by a stellar, palette-spanning bill. Headlined by Cork DJ, producer, and a co-founder of Flood label, Syn, the show will also feature fast-rising Dublin DJ, producer, and founder of collective/club night Lepton, Ngoni Egan, Donegal experimental electronic auteur Aengus Friel aka Shammen Delly, School Tour wielding cold casio wave from Mt. Errigal., and Sligo-based Warmer Climes the latest synth-noise incarnation of Taf Hassam.

Saturday takes three live performances in venues across the town. As well an unmissable solo set by Woven Skull’s drummer Willie Stewart, aka Worship My Panther, celebrated saxophonist and sound-artist Cathal Roche will also perform at The Yeat’s Building.

Saturday’s headline show at The Model is another gem. Following Patty & Selma, and Dublin multi-disciplinary artist & musician Mary Keane aka Cormorant Tree Oh, Dublin five-piece Silverbacks top the bill.

Newly formed Poor Creature, a project from Ruth Clinton (Landless) and Cormac MacDiarmada (Lankum) along with Dublin experimental folk artist Branwen take over The Model on Sunday afternoon, bringing the music programme to a close.

Tickets for most Spilt Milk live gigs go on sale at noon on Friday, October 1st from http://spiltmilkfestival.com. Some are free. Each concert is ticketed separately.

Attendees will be required to show proof of immunity (EU Digital Vaccine Cert or Certificate of Recovery from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months).

Poster artwork by Annie Mar