• Dermot Kennedy
  • Johnny Marr
  • The Coronas
  • Maverick Sabre
  • The Stranglers
  • Lyra
  • Lee Scratch Perry
  • Jerry Fish
  • Norman Jay
  • Joanne Keegan
  • Coda
  • Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)
  • Little Hours
  • Ultan Conlan
  • Somebody’s Child
  • Bitch Falcon
  • Fish Go Deep
  • Classic Yellow
  • The Clockworks
  • Danny Mac
  • The Pale
  • Thanks Brother
  • New Valley Wolves
  • LUZ
  • Coda
  • Aran McMahon
  • Sundown
  • Graham Sweeney
  • Wallis Bird
  • The Scratch
  • Crazy P Sound System
  • Join Me In The Pines
  • Sam Duckworth
  • Wild Front
  • Joanne Keegan
  • The Wha
  • Paddy Dennehy
  • Uppbeat
  • Between Roads

Festival Details

June Bank Holiday Weekend 2020 will see brand new festival Saltwater take place in the beautiful grounds of Westport House, Mayo – one of Ireland’s best loved historic homes and estates. Set to become a highlight of the Irish Festival Calendar, Saltwater is brought to you by the people behind Sea Sessions and will showcase top International and Irish talent with over 60 acts playing across 3 stages.

Dermot Kennedy and Johnny Marr are set to headline Saltwater on the Bank Holiday weekend, 29-31 May 2020. They will be joined by a host of acclaimed international and Irish acts including Maverick SabreThe StranglersLyraLee Scratch PerryJerry FishNorman JayJoanne Keegan and Coda with many more to be announced over the coming months.

Dermot Kennedy – Friday 29 May

The Coronas – Saturday 30 May

Johnny Marr – Sunday 31 May 2020

One of the first festivals of the summer, Saltwater Festival is an expression of life on Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast. Celebrating Music, Food, Culture, Wellness and the rich heritage of Westport, the festival will bring together like minded people from home and abroad that want to feel the taste of salt in the air as they appreciate the best Ireland has to offer.

Day and Weekend tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and on www.ticketmaster.ie on Friday 13th December at 9am. Early Bird Tickets are priced from €144 or 3 days with camping options also available. There are also limited single day tickets available from €64. Check out www.saltwater.ie for more details.

Speaking about Saltwater, Festival Director Ray O’Donoghue said: “There’s so much history in Westport and Westport House that when the opportunity to host a new festival came up we jumped at the chance. We put a lot of work into getting the right lineup and we’re over the moon with how it’s tuned out! The festival is not only about a word class music lineup it’s also about experiencing all that Westport has to offer. With more acts, food tents, cultural events, pop up parties and so much more to be announced we’ve plenty of surprises in store.”

Known as the most beautiful house in Ireland, Westport House has a great tradition of hosting some of the world’s top artists and this year is set to be no different as Saltwater takes place for the first time. With Westport recognised as “The Best Place to Live in Ireland”, and established as a multiple award winning tourism destination over the past few years – Saltwater is the perfect place to kick off the June Bank Holiday Weekend and what is guaranteed to be another busy summer season on the west coast!


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