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Nathan Carter to light up the links at Irish Open music festival

Country star to headline the Glashedy Sessions at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Nathan Carter has been teed up to headline the Glashedy Sessions music event at this summer’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Co Donegal, Liverpool-born Nathan will headline the Glashedy Sessions on Friday, July 6.

Over the four nights of the tournament, a host of musical acts will perform at the Donegal links including home-grown indie rock quartet The Plea from Ballyliffin who will tee things off on Thursday night, followed on the Friday evening by Nathan who said he was excited by the prospect of playing at such a huge event.

He added: “I think it will make for a pretty special atmosphere.

“This year’s tournament is an historic one, being played in Co Donegal for the first time ever – a county that is very special to me and one which has supported me throughout my career. 

“It’ll be fantastic to play such a big gig in front of so many of my loyal fans – not to mention the thrill of performing to a new audience that comes with a massive event like this,” he added.

Saturday night will see folk band The Logues bring their own brand of ‘psycho ceilidh’ music to the stage.

The honour of closing the festival on Sunday, July 8 will go to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open house band The Groove Robbers, a popular four-piece from the North Coast.

Other musicians lined up to perform during the week include US-based singer songwriter Ben Glover from Glenarm, Jack McNaul from Coleraine, Triona from Downpatrick and Ricky Lorimer from Portstewart, while Cool FM DJs will also keeping fans dancing with a string of current hits.

Irish Open Championship Director, Simon Alliss, said: “This event just keeps on getting bigger and better and we are thrilled to announce that Nathan Carter, one of the biggest live acts in the country, will be headlining another superb line-up of top class entertainment.

“Nathan is no stranger to Donegal and I’m sure his fans from all over the county and beyond will flock to Ballyliffin for a really wonderful festival of golf and entertainment for sports fans, music fans and families.

Tickets for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation are on sale at

A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to the Rory Foundation which supports children’s charities around the world.

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