Festival season is back with a bang and one of Irelands most prestigious festivals is only a few weeks away
not only a festival but also Irelands biggest beach party.
The highly anticipated return of Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, the organisers have just added a host more acts to their already jam packed weekend line-up that includes Kodaline, Tinie Tempah, Joel Corry and Basement Jaxx as headliners.
Just added are chart toppers Belters Only – who’s number one Single “Make me Feel Good” will definitely be one of the anthems of the summer, their second single “Don’t Stop Just Yet” is also climbing into the Top Ten – Donegal duo Disfreq, who are without doubt on the ones to watch list and Qatar based Mayo Superstar Faraway Martin. Plus Dom Servini & Baz Hickey of Wah Wah 45, Verve DJs, Zero Seven Four, Brother Teresa, Kieran Campbell, Unsigned Sessions Winner Leah Moran and UCD winner Speakers.
Friday, 17 June: Tinie Tempah, Joel Corry, Paul Woolford, All Tvvins, Daithí, Kneecap, Pa Sheehy, 49th & Main, Chasing Abbey, Wyvern Lingo, Hammer, Rachel Mae Hannon, Brad Heidi, Colin Perkins, Baz Hickey, Speakers and Leah Moran.
Saturday, 18 June: Kodaline, Lyra, Ejeca, The Scratch, Block Rockin’ Beats, Gemma Dunleavy, Malaki, Dart, HousePlants, Disfreq, Faraway Martin, Kynsy, Monjola, N.O.A.H, Scattered Ashes, THUMPER, True Tides, Chloé Robinson. Dom Servini, Verve DJs and Zero Seven Four
Sunday, 19 June: Basement Jaxx, The Academic, Jamie Webster, Goldie, David Keenan, Welshy, Lea Heart, Bobbi Arlo, Aby Coulibaly, Joel Culpepper, Yasmin Gardezi, Melter, Fia Moon, Anna Mullarkey, Pastiche and Shiv with MC Jerry Fish on hand all weekend.
Festival Director Ray O’Donoghue says We’re delighted to add Belters Only who we see as one of the stars of the future. The summer is really only around the corner and by the looks of things it will be a summer to remember. Bring it on!”
This will be the 13th Festival having started way back in 2008. The last 7 festivals have sold out and with so much pent up demand 2022 looks on track to sell out early. The whole party takes place in the centre of the surfing capital of Ireland, Bundoran, right by the beach and has hosted some of the biggest International acts on the circuit including the likes of Bastille, Dermot Kennedy, Paul Weller, Dizzee Rascal, Clean Bandit and Picture This to name but a few. Alongside music there’s also Ireland’s biggest Surf Comp’, Skating, BMX, Graffiti, Beach Sports and much more packed into the 3 full days of partying.
“It might just be the best festival in Ireland” RTE.IE
“Still buzzing from that set at Sea Sessions. It felt so special.” Dermot Kennedy
Tickets priced from €129.90 for 3 days and €159.90 including 4 nights’ camping are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, www.ticketmaster.ie and www.seasessions.com. Limited Day Tickets from €59.90 and Surfers Bar (VIP) upgrades are also available from €60 extra.
SEA SESSIONS SURF & MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (ATU)
Ireland’s Top Surf Competition The ATU Surf Expression Session Takes Place Right On The Beach in Bundoran From 17-19 June 2022
The ATU Surf Expressions Session is the top surf competition in Ireland, and this year the competition is open to male and female competitors. With the best move winning the overall top prize, the competition format is spectator friendly and showcases leading surfers from all around the globe, as well as some of Ireland’s finest surfing talent.
Festival Director Ray O’Donoghue says “The Surf event is very much an integral part of Sea Sessions and along with all the beach sports, skating and BMXing it’s the thing that sets us apart from all the other festivals. We have a really great line-up of surfers and delighted that the newly formed ATU can be very much a part of this.”
Dr. Orla Flynn, President of Atlantic TU added “We are excited to form a partnership with Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival which brings together 10,000 young people annually to celebrate culture, sport and the arts scene in our region. The Surf Expression Session is a chance to experience the Atlantic and all its power, naturally fitting with the vision for Atlantic Technological University.”
Also at the festival there will be Urban Street Jam / Beach Sports / Beach Yoga.
For 2022 our Urban Sports Jam has moved out of the main festival site to our Surfers Village area. The Surfers Village area is located beside Waterworld a 2 minute walk from the main festival site. The Surfers Village site will give us more space and allow us to start our workshops and shows earlier.
BAREFOOT BEACH SPORTS EVENTS ARE SPONSORED BY BAREFOOT WINE
Barefoot Tag Rugby and Barefoot Soccer
Our Barefoot Tag Rugby and Barefoot Soccer events run on the Saturday of the festival on the Surfers Village beside Waterworld 5 minutes walk from the festival site. Each tournament is delivered in a knockout format with the two highest scoring teams also progressing to the second round. Tickets for the Festival in 2023 are up for grabs for the winners of each event.
If interested in registering a Team or registering as an individual, click below.
We expect to be over subscribed so register early. Its €30 to register a team or €5 to register as an individual with all proceeds going to our charity partners and event hosts Liquid Therapy. Key guidelines are below: Squads of max 7 with 5 playing at any one time Registration will take place at 11am on Saturday morning at the main beach We have some great prizes but all games are to be played with good humour (it is a festival)
Our Beach Volleyball is hosted by Beach Volleyball Ireland. Beach Volleyball Ireland will be running a mixture of display games and workshops. The Beach Volleyball will take place on the Main Beach in Bundoran right in front of the festival site. There will be open courts for those that want to give it ago and we will run a social competition on the Sunday. For those interested in getting involved come to the Main Beach area on Saturday and register
Our beach Frisbee will be run similar to the Beach Volleyball with display games and workshops on the Saturday on the Main beach and a social competition on the Sunday. If interested in getting involved come and meet the crew who will be setting up on the Main Beach from 11am on the Saturday.
Our Beach Yoga is the perfect way to start a new day at the festival. It happens on the Main Beach in Bundoran right in front of the festival site at 11am on both the Saturday and Sunday. It has proved increasingly popular and sells out in advance. In 2022 it is being run by our charity partner and Beach Sports hosts Liquid Therapy. There is a €10 donation for anyone who is interested in taking part. The Beach Yoga is beside where all our Beach Sports take place so if feeling up for it you can do both.
We have a €5 booking charge that goes directly to our charity partners and Beach Sports hosts Liquid Therapy.