Next weekend (July 12 to 14) Enniscorthy is set to host it’s fourth annual Riverside Jump Festival of Rock ‘n Roll, Rhythm ‘n Blues and Rockabilly for three days where the town will be thrown back to the 1950’s party scene, this is Ireland’s only Rock ‘n Roll, Rockabilly and Rhythm ‘n Blues Festival.
One of the headline acts is the Jake Allen Band from London who are signed to Wild Records in Los Angeles, California, The Jake Allen Band plays at leading rock ‘n roll events worldwide and are traveling to Enniscorthy to proudly play in the hometown of Jake’s father.
Commenting on the event one of the organizers Eamonn Doyle said, “The festival is now established as the biggest summer Rockin’ event in Ireland. This year’s festival promises to be the best yet, it is an event organised on a non profit basis by the voluntary committee of the South East Rock ‘n Roll Club who have been working hard for months to everything organised. This year’s we have fourteen bands, seven of those are from Ireland and seven from the UK, it’s going to be a great weekend with something for everyone. The main focus of the gigs will be the Templeshannon area with gigs in Toss Kavanaghs, Wilsons and Treacy’s Hotel, and then a short jump over the River on Saturday and Sunday nights for the two main gigs in the Bailey with the cream of the international acts. Most gigs are free with only two having a cover charge.”
Other highlights include the revisit of Earl Jackson who was a big hit at the festival in 2012, Earl and his band play Chuck Berry Style RnR and Blues. Sharing the stage with Earl on Sunday night will be the Rimshots who were the number one Rockin’ band in the world. This band no longer play regularly as they are all involved in other projects but occasionally make special appearances, will feature at this years Riverside Jump in Enniscorthy.
Headlining the line up of Irish bands is Joe Fury & The Hayride who this June become the first ever Irish band to play at the Rockabilly Rave weekend, Europe’s biggest Rockabilly Festival. Joining The Hayride on the exciting line up are six other great bands, Tom Cat & The Zodiacs, TV Jones & Tomahawks, Riley & The Moonrockers, The Nervous Breakdowns, The Rockets and The Pavement Kings.
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