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Music / September 30, 2021

Spilt Milk makes its Sligo return this November

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Music / September 30, 2021

Spilt Milk makes its Sligo return this November

Words: Dylan Murphy

The third edition of the festival runs from November 18 – 21 and features an all ages show, with 50 per cent of capacity reserved for young people from socially excluded groups.

Following the success of AVA Festival in Belfast last weekend, it’s full steam ahead with the announcement of further festivals across Ireland. Next up, Spilt Milk have revealed they are returning for their third edition from November 18-21 November in Sligo.

Featuring a forward-facing lineup, a zine workshop, film screenings, installations and an audiovisual trail, it promises a wide ranging and immersive experience as restrictions ease.

Friday kicks off with Messyng and Rising Damp playing an all ages, alcohol free show at Zero Gravity with 50 per cent of capacity reserved for young people from socially excluded groups.

Following the show at Zero Gravity Cork DJ, producer, and co-founder of Flood label, Syn, Dublin DJ, producer, and founder of collective/club night Lepton, Ngoni Egan, Donegal experimental act Shammen Delly, School Tour and Sligo-based Warmer Climes play at The Model.

See the full lineup below:

Friday 19 November

Rising Damp, Messyng, All-ages / Alcohol-free show at Zero Gravity Skate Park.

Syn, Ngoni Egan, Shammen Delly, School Tour, Warmer Climes at The Model 

Saturday 20th November

Worship My Panther at Hearts Desire, free entry.

Cathal Roche, at The Yeats Building, free entry.

Silverbacks, Cormorant Tree Oh, Patty & Selma + DJs at The Model 

Sunday 21 November

Branwen, Poor Creature at The Model 

Poster artwork by Annie Mar


Speaking on the festival co-founder Edel Doherty says, “Spilt Milk is about coming together to enjoy adventurous music and art in the comfortable surroundings of a small town… We’re excited to finally get back to in-person events and are looking forward to welcoming and seeing both familiar and new faces in Sligo this November.”

“Our music line-up features young, compelling and forward-thinking names in Ireland’s rich and varied music scenes,” Doherty continued. “We’re proud to programme with inclusivity and diversity at our core which we heartily believe will lead to deeper and broader shared cultural experiences.”

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).

Tickets go on sale Friday 1 October. Click here for tickets.

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