Cork musician Clare Sands has just been announced for Glastonbury

This is fantastic news for the Leeside singer!

Following an electric appearance alongside musical soul brothers Hothouse Flowers last year, Cork-native Clare Sands returns to Glastonbury this summer for a headline show, opening the Acoustic Stage on Saturday 24th June.  

Sands, who is currently on tour as special guest to Hothouse Flowers across the UK, is set to return to sunny Somerset this summer to open the legendary stage – alongside Mary Wallopers, Sharon Shannon Trio, Saw Doctors, Glen Hansard and more.

Other upcoming festival appearances include the Stendhal Festival, Cambridge Folk Fest, Belfast Trad Fest and closer to home – Cork Summer Show and Tracton Arts Festival. 

The Whitechurch native released her self-titled album in September 2022 to critical acclaim, earning her a Best Folk Singer nomination at the RTE Folk Awards and voted The Irish Times ‘Top 5 Folk Albums of 2022.’

Her latest project, Gormacha, is a 4 track EP of carefully crafted macaronic songs in Irish and English to be released throughout this year. The next release, Dealán Dé featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook) will be released on June 14th. 

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