The headline acts for each night in the Mermaid Arts Centre have impressive pedigrees. The Tord Gustavsen Trio are on Friday night. Susana Baca, Peruvian Grammy winner and former minister for culture, plays Saturday night (though I hear this is sold out) and Don Byron's Gospel Quintet play on Sunday.
If you are attending the festival, two important travel factors occur:
ETA: Irish Rail has just announced they are postponing the works and there will be a full rail service as usual after all. Well done for having the sense to change it.
In better news, there is a local nightlink service running twice nightly during the festival from Bray into town at a very reasonable cost. Further details are on their website.
I'll be talking to George Jacob, the Festival director, on Artbeat tonight at 20:00 on Dublin City FM.