MUSIC festival mogul Vince Power has come on board as a Bid Ambassador for the Three Sisters 2020 – the partnership of the cities and counties of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny whom are preparing a joint bid for the 2020 title of European Capital of Culture.
Having grown up in Kilmacthomas in County Waterford and moved to London aged 15 to build a music empire Vince opened the live venue, ‘The Mean Fiddler’ and has hosted acts such as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, The Pogues and Christy Moore at the venue over the years. Vince is hailed for transforming the landscape of the now ubiquitous festival circuit along with his interests in Spanish music landmark, Benicassim and running burgeoning nightspot, The KPH, in London’s Ladbroke Grove.
Commenting on his love of the South East region and his support for the Three Sisters 2020 Bid, Vince says, “I am delighted to be supporting the Three Sisters 2020 Bid, I came on board because I’m a Waterford man and I would love to see us win the Bid. I think this region with the three counties has a lot to offer, I think Waterford is a beautiful City and it is a historic City that is underrated, Kilkenny is also a beautiful historic City and Wexford has a lot to offer in terms of its array of cultural events, so the three combined have a huge amount to offer.”
Vince also spoke about his love for the regions landscape, “The Copper Coast is beautiful and largely untouched and of course Tramore Racecourse also inspires me particularly when I win and when we win the European Capital of Culture Bid it will be a huge focus on the area and offer a real kick-start to the economy and it can leave a real lasting legacy.”
Vince encourages everyone from and beyond the region to support the Three Sisters Bid, “Join me and do your ‘Bit for the Bid’ sign up to support the Bid at www.threesisters2020.ie”
The South East’s Bid name and website www.threesisters2020.ie draws on the three rivers of the three counties, The Barrow, The Nore and The Suir. It re-affirms the connection amongst the three South East counties and also sets the unique regional Bid apart from the other single city bids.