By Eamon O'Neill on 5 April 2016.
Incendiary Celtic punk-rock dynamos Dropkick Murphys have confirmed a one-off Irish date, and their first ever show in Cork. Taking place on 7 June 2016 as part of the 'Live At The Marquee' series of events, in a treat for punk rock fans the Bostonians will also be bringing with them legendary Northern Irish punk pioneers Stiff Little Fingers.
Formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996, the explosive Dropkick Murphys have since gone on to become one of the most popular Irish-American acts in the world.
Stiff Little Fingers meanwhile, are one of the most influential punk bands of all time. Formed in Belfast in 1977, the nobody's heroes became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label, with their now classic debut 'Inflammable Material'.
The high-energy additions to the 'Live At The Marquee' calendar comes on top of yesterday's announcement that country rock icon and former Eagles' linchpin Don Henley will be appearing at the annual fete on 29 June. Previously announced shows include soul sensations Simply Red, who will be taking to the stage on 11 June, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers who are set for a 21 June appearance.
In keeping up with the incredibly varied musical spirit of the festival meanwhile, heavy metal giants Slayer and Anthrax will be bringing the noise on 15 June, while pop music sensations Little Mix will be spreading their wings on 3 and 4 July.
Tickets for all 'Live At The Marquee' shows are on sale now, from ticketmaster.ie as well as usual outlets.