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Lily's Happy Days Festival at Nenagh Showgrounds

Thursday, 13th July, 2017 10:30am
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Lily's Happy Days Festival at Nenagh Showgrounds

Jerry Fish

Lily's Happy Days Festival at Nenagh Showgrounds

Jerry Fish

Lily's Bar are hosting Lily's Happy Days Festival,

in the Nenagh Showgrounds the weekend of August 19th and 20th and

confirmed acts include two of Ireland's top acts, The Blizzards and

Jerry Fish.

The festival will be over two 2 days and along

with the headline acts there will be support from local acts.

Overnight camping available for this over 18s event.

Earlybird ticket prices are €20 - 1 day, €35 -

2 day and €40 - 2 day + camping. A launch night will be held this Thursday at 7pm

with Jerry Fish in Lily's Bar on Pearse Street.

Platinum selling artist Jerry Fish has been a

household name in the Irish music industry since the 1990s. The front

man of ‘90s group An Emotional Fish (known for the hit single,

“Celebrate”) and his later project, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug

Club, Mr Fish is known for his theatrical, circus-like performances.

His albums “Be Yourself” in 2002 and 2009’s “The Beautiful

Untrue” both went platinum, with Fish winning an Irish Music Award

in 2003 for Best Country/Roots Artist. Continuing his legacy, the curly-mustached entertainer now runs a stage at Electric Picnic –

Jerry Fish’s Electric Sideshow. The Sideshow annually features a

performance by the ringmaster himself with a selection of impressive

alternative acts accompanying him throughout the weekend.

The Blizzards continued to perform to bumper crowds

and sell-out shows across the country' "Show Me The Science".

The band recently enjoyed an 11 date sold out Back

to Basics tour (where they returned to all of the Irish cities in

which they originally built their following), an all-time high of

Spotify plays, and brand new single "Show Me The Science",

the Mullingar five-piece have made it clear - they're here to stay.The Blizzards have partnered up again with

producer Philip Magee (The Script, Kodaline) to create a synth-heavy,

80's anthem. "Show Me The Science" is the fourth single

from the band's forthcoming album, due later this year.

Lead singer Niall Breslin explains, "The

initial lyric idea came from an interview I was listening to on the

radio about how we can now use algorithms to find love. I think

trying to equate love to science almost takes the magic out of it.

The song also comes from the idea that everything seems to have been

vilified by science. I'd like to think that there are still things in

the world that we are not meant to fully understand."

The launch of Lily's Happy Days festival takes

place in the Pearse Street bar this Thursday at 7pm with Jerry Fish.

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