Sea Sessions 2015
Win a pair of tickets VIP Tickets to Sea Sessions with thanks to Vodafone! To enter click here, tag the one mighty friend you would bring with you as your festival accomplice..... and tell us why you choose them!*
It seems to us like every year there is a new temptation when it comes to festivals. Depending on the year you can either want to go to all of them, head off on a J1 or need to knuckle down, get a job, study for repeats and hibernate for the summer! This summer, if you are looking for festival that has that extra sprinkling of magic...then you should look at Sea Sessions.
Irish Festivals are not just about great music anymore though they are, of course, a chance to see a bus-load of your favourite bands and to find some amazing artists you didn't know to look for. But beyond the Music, the cans and the pop-up tents there is much more to be discovered. It is this 'je ne sais quoi' that Sea Sessions has in buckets and spades.
The setting of Sea Sessions is in the gorgeous sea-side town of Bundoran. A world-renowned surfing destination which was listed by National Geographic in the World's top 20 Surf Towns in 2012. Before you even see the sea you will sense the surf as you stroll past the surf-shops, surf schools and hang-outs on the main street. Sea Sessions is designed to give you a taste of the life lived in the in the west coast of Ireland and it does this in many clever ways.
First off... yes, you are camping! The beauty of this camp-site is that you are in the middle of town, just off the mainstreet with a welcoming pub at the gates and the town at your tent-porch. If you are driving there's a shuttle bus to the car-park, if you are bus-ing it...the stop is at your threshold. There are other options but if you are going to experience this festival to the max, wellies and all, get thee to the GAA camp-site! It's true, weather can be a friend or a foe when it comes to the Irish coast so prepare well, leave the valuables and vanity at home ,and you'll be mighty!
Surf, Sand, Skaters, Sports, Sand, Surf, Songs and Sessions. Beyond the Festival's Music Tents you will find a tantalising spectacle of activities, great for shyer spectators and feisty participants alike. This year there is Beach Soccer, Volleyball, Tag Rugby, Body-boarding, Ultimate Frisbee and of course the Sea Sessions Expression Sessions, a surf-off of the top 10 surfers in Europe. This is the type of stuff that get's you charged up and feeling alive and what do you do then? You head over to a big marquee by the sea and dance your heart out to your pick of a top-class line up.
In recent years, Sea Sessions have attracted such top-of-their-game artists as Kelis, Bastille, The Dandy Warhols, Le Galaxie, Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas..... on so on. This year keeps the standard mightily high with the lastest line-up rolled out including aptly named Sea-Sick Steve, Example, Sigma and Maverick Sabre........ You'll be dancing into the wee-hours and trawling through spotify starring all your new favourite tracks on the way home.
Sculpture Sessions, supported by Vodafone that's what! Sea Sessions and Vodafone are searching for Irish Artists to send in their designs for an iconic sculpture that encapsulates everything that is great about Ireland’s wild west coast, with it’s unique surf, skate and music culture. All artists have to do is send in a sketch. It the judges like it, well....they'll BUILD IT.
The winner of Vodafone Sculpture Sessions will get the following:
VIP tickets to Sea Sessions 2015
€500 for arts materials
Vodafone Phone and Credit
Opportunity to work with our artists at building & installing the project
Entries must be received by May 15th .. Click HERE for full details.
So what now?
Sea sessions tickets are selling fast so read all about it and get booked in. Weekend tickets are just €99.50, which compares well in festival terms. Use your Student Leap Card to get the best rates on Bus Eireann travelling to Bundoran .
*Terms and conditions for VIP tickets Competition: VIP tickets allow access to camping, the Sea Sessions festival within it's defined times and determined VIP areas. Over 18's only. Competition winners are chosen by Student Leap Card and decisions are final. Winners must be able to attend Sea Sessions, Bundoran, June 19th-21st. Tickets are non-exchangeable for any cash value or alternative product related to Vodafone or Student Leap Card. Transport is not included. Camping access only, no accommodation is included. Winners will be announced May 18th to brighten someones Monday!