English singer-songwriter David Gray will play a special concert for the Soma Festival on Friday 21st July 2017 in Down Cathedral, Downpatrick.
Twenty one years since his first studio album, David Gray’s tenth and latest, Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I think if you’re going forward with an open heart, good things will happen,” says David. “You have to sort of tear up the past and let it go.”
David’s past includes the phenomenal success of White Ladder (seven million copies sold), one of three UK number one albums, with records that became ubiquitous and others that needed to be sought out to be heard. It’s a richness of terrain and experience over a duration that belies the traditions and expectations of popular music as surely as the songs themselves.
“We are beyond excited to have been able to add David Gray to the festival line-up. He’s a giant in his field and he has a strong fanbase in this part of the world,” said festival director Tíona McSherry.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 22 May at 6pm at somafestival.com.