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Celtic Colours lineup announcement

(Sydney, NS) With the first concert of Celtic Colours
International Festival’s 10th year still more than 3 months away, the
festival staff is as busy as if it were already October. The full
lineup of artists, concerts, workshops and special events will be
released next week on Tuesday, June 27 during a media launch at the
Marine Terminal in Sydney, but there is still plenty of work to be done
before that happens.

“This is a busy time of year for us,” says
Information Officer Dave Mahalik. “There are schedules to finalize,
artist biographies and photos to update, as well as concert and special
events descriptions to write, and a comprehensive website to bring up
to date. Not to mention the hundreds of media who have covered the
event in the past or have requested information this year, and the many
many fans all over the world anxiously awaiting this information so
they can start making their plans for October.”

Although the details of the festival are announced in June, preparation
obviously begins much earlier in the year and seeing how the concerts
take shape can be as exciting for organizers as finding out who is
playing is for audiences.

“We live with these shows from the concept stage,” says Festival
Director Joella Foulds. “We get really excited about some of these
concerts and look forward to sharing what we’ve been planning.”

“We’ve been putting some hints about the lineup on our web site for the
past several weeks,” says Festival Director Max MacDonald. “There is a
tremendous amount of enthusiasm out there from regular visitors and
their excitement is really contagious.” One fan from England wrote in
to the site to say, “Oh dear, I can feel some terrible, terrible
decisions ahead…”

The award-winning Celtic Colours International Festival will celebrate
its tenth anniversary October 6-14 with hundreds of artists from Cape
Breton and all over the Celtic world performing during dozens of
concerts throughout Cape Breton Island.

Tickets will go on sale July 10 and can be purchased online at
www.celtic-colours.com or by phone 567-3000 (local) or 1-888-355.7744
(toll free). Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Celtic
Colours Box Office (located at the Sydney Marine Terminal) or at one of
the participating venues.

Call toll free for more information +1(877) 285-2321