Le Galaxie and Lisa Hannigan lead the line-up for the first 'Westival' festival in County Mayo 1 year ago

Le Galaxie and Lisa Hannigan lead the line-up for the first 'Westival' festival in County Mayo

Festival season never sleeps.

It just takes the odd nap and then comes back for more.

The Westport Music and Arts Festival has been a key calendar entry for many a seasoned gig-goer for some time now, but they've decided to shake things up for 2018.

Now going under the shiny new moniker of Westival, the six-day spectacular offers a huge array of entertainment, from gigs and sessions to interviews and performances alongside seminars, art installations and a great deal more worth exploring.

It all goes on from Wednesday 24 - Monday 29 October and here's a taste of what to expect:

Music: Lisa Hannigan, Le Galaxie, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Daithí + Elaine Mai, Tom Hickox

Theatre: GAA MAAAD, An Evening with Pat McCabe, Shadows of the Táin

Visual Arts: Hy Brasil Light Sculpture, Portrait of a Local, Halloween Lantern Parade, Visual Arts Trail

Family: LEGO Competition, The Salmon of Wisdom, Time Travel Tours

Literature: Six-Word Selfie, Fighting Words, Open Mic and Poetry Competition, Flash Mob Fiction

Workshops: Plein Air Paint-Out, Ukulele Workshop, Stinging Fly Seminar

You can check out the full programme of events and get tickets from the Westival website.