Whatever the temperatures drop to this winter, it promises to be a scorcher at 5th on Teeling, Sligo in the coming months. After almost 18 months of amazing live gigs, the venue has now upped the ante and has booked some of the top acts around!
5th on Teeling is the premier live music venue and club in Sligo town. The venue has seen a wealth of well-known local and national acts play since starting out in May 2012 and is gaining a solid reputation as the place to go for live gigs in the area. It is the first of its kind in Sligo solely dedicated to hosting live music performances, eclectic DJ sets and a monthly comedy club. The venue boasts a late bar and many of the gigs are free admission.
With a jam packed calendar of events lined up at the venue between now and Christmas, it’s a very exciting time for the growth of Sligo’s live music scene. Marketing and events manager for 5th on Teeling, Brendan Tierney, is thrilled with the calibre of acts that are lined up “It’s fantastic to be a part of reigniting live music and comedy in Sligo, we have lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline and some great acts confirmed for the next few weeks such as Le Galaxie, The Japanese Popstars and the return of our comedy club in November with PJ Gallagher!”.
Le Galaxie October 12th
Following amazing sets at Electric Picnic and Sea Sessions, festival favourites ‘Le Galaxie’ bring their stunning live performance to Sligo on October 12th! Le Galaxie’s joyous, ceiling-melting live shows paved the way to their critically acclaimed debut album, 2011′s Laserdisc Nights 2. With these unique performances the 4-piece have stamped their live dance frenzy all over the country.
Oct 27th: The Japanese Popstars
Get ready to rave with The Japanese Popstars to their new record ‘Disconnect/Reconnect’ on Sunday October 27th. Now a duo, the pair bring their energetic LIVE DJ set to 5th on Teeling Sligo for the Halloween bank holiday weekend!! This is the third studio album release from The Japanese Popstars following an album deal with Virgin/EMI Records where they have got to work with their many of their heroes including The Cure’s Robert Smith. It’s fair to say The Japanese Popstars have returned to the electronic underground scene with the sound that first brought them so much attention.
Nov 8th Comedy Club with PJ Gallagher
On November 8th, the Comedy Club at 5th on Teeling returns with the hilariously energetic PJ Gallagher headlining, Jim Elliott as support act and Eric Lalor as MC for the night! PJ Gallagher is one of Ireland’s most popular and well-loved comedians. Best known as the hilarious and outrageous Jake Steven’s from Naked Camera, PJ has been wowing crowds all over the Ireland with his hilarious live set and customary manic energy. “For a man who ambushes people as they go about their everyday business, makes them uncomfortable and minds their embarrassment for laughs, there is something strangely appropriate about PJ Gallagher’s route into comedy.” – The Sunday Times Culture Magazine
Dec 14th: Kila
The countdown to Christmas begins at 5th on Teeling with KILA live on Saturday December 14th. Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The seven-piece with roots in traditional Irish music all share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. Kíla are widely renowned for their spectacular live performances and continue to wow and attract new audiences.
There are live gigs every Friday and Saturday night so make sure to check out ‘Fifth on Teeling Sligo’ Facebook page to keep up to date with upcoming events. Ticketed events for gigs such as Le Galaxie, The Japanese Popstars and PJ Gallagher are available online via the “5th on Teeling Sligo” Facebook page in the events section. Tickets can also be purchased from Liber on O’Connell St. Sligo and from the bar each Friday and Saturday night.