Cry Before Dawn first formed in Wexford in 1982, and fuse guitar driven rock with traditional Irish pipes and whistles to create a uniquely powerful and dynamic sound

The band has 2 Double Platinum selling albums to their name as well as prestigious national awards. These include “Best Newcomer” in 1987 and “Best Irish Group” in 1989, reflecting the huge popularity of the band across the country

Their reputation for passionate and driven performances grew through their extensive live work in Ireland, the UK and the USA, and saw them sell out Irelands National Stadium on two occasions

Having parted company for many years, Cry Before Dawn reformed in 2011 which coincided with the release of a “Best Of” CD, followed by a new single “Is This What You Waited For” and a new live album, “Live at the Opera House” as well as tours of Ireland and the UK

2017 saw the original band line up back on stage, and since then a re-energised Cry Before Dawn have played a number of high profile and very well received shows, and summer 2023 has seen the band on tour in Ireland, playing major international festivals and sell out headline shows around the country which have generated glowing press reviews

Recording is also well underway for the 2024 release of the band’s first new material in over 10 years

What Stage? Queen Medb Stage
What Day? Sunday