David Gray is coming to Soma!

David Gray at the Soma Festival

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.

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    • Hi Anne-Marie,

      We have none left at all, but there are a small number of people commenting on Facebook who would like to sell theirs on if you contact them. Make sure if you do that they are bought at face value, if someone tries to sell for more, let me know and we will invalidate their tickets and sell them directly to you. 🙂

      All the best.

      — Robbi @ Team Soma

  • Hi I’m looking for 2 tickets for either night. Really desperate to see David perform again.

    • Hi Chloe, sadly we have sold out completely. If you find someone selling tickets on on Facebook or elsewhere, remember to only buy tickets at original value – you shouldn’t have to pay more for tickets that weren’t going to be put to use in the first place.

      All the best, we hope you’ll pop down for Soma anyway, there’s a lot going on! 🙂

      — Robbi @ Team Soma

  • I am going on Friday and I can’t wait! Any idea of actual running times etc as I have to juggle between work and home before heading out for the gig 🙂

    • Hi Carmen, we can’t wait either! The cathedral set-up is fantastic! 🙂
      Doors open at 7.30pm, we expect David to go on around 8:30 or so. Hope you can relax after work and home for a wee bit before the gig!

      — Robbi @ Team Soma

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