Saving Grace – Robert Plant’s acoustic band to play at Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival is delighted to announce that Saving Grace, the newest project from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, will perform on Thursday 18 July in the intimate surrounds of St. Nicholas’ Church as part of the 2019 Galway International Arts Festival.

Best known as the lead singer and lyricist of one of the most enduring bands in rock history, Plant is regarded as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Saving Grace performed publicly for the first time earlier this year and since then, the band has performed for small audiences at theatres and festivals around the UK. In keeping with Saving Grace’s commitment to small, intimate performances, their GIAF19 concert will be an unforgettable chance to see Robert Plant’s acoustic band in Galway’s historic St Nicholas’ Church.

The co-operative features Suzi Dian – vocals, Oli Jefferson – percussion, Tony Kelsey – mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars, Robert Plant – vocals and Matt Worley – banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro. With a sound that’s been described as bluesy and folk-inspired, Saving Grace packs a punch, ranging ‘from a whisper to a scream’.

Special guests The 4 of Us will provide support. The rock band from County Down are best known for chart-topping albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s with songs like ‘Mary’ and ‘She Hits Me’.

Tickets priced at €34.50 will go on sale at 9am on Friday 3 May on www.giaf.ie. Ticket sales are limited to a maximum of four tickets per person and can be purchased here https://www.giaf.ie/events/saving-grace

First announcements for GIAF19 have already included some of the best Irish and international live music acts including Burt Bacharach, Macy Gray, ORBITAL, Villagers, John Grant, The Academic, The Coronas, Two Door Cinema Club and Bell X1 who will all play the Heineken® Big Top. The full festival line-up will be announced on 15 May. See www.giaf.ie for full details.

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, its Drinks Partner Heineken® and Education Partner NUI Galway.