Nick Cave is to host a day of events at the Liss Ard Festival in Cork, Ireland...

Nick Cave is to host a day of events at the Liss Ard Festival in Cork, Ireland on September 4.

The arts festival runs for five days and highlights include performances from Patti Smith, Dirty Three, Tindersticks, Gavin Friday, The Frames and rock’n’roll poet Murray Lachlan Young.

Cave, who performed at the same event last year, has invited a number of his friends to assist him throughout the day. As well as performing live and collaborating with other musicians, Cave will also give readings from his own poems and shoet stories.

Tickets can be booked at the Liss Ard 98 Event office on (Ireland) 353-28-23015 Fax: 353-28-23016. There’s more information on the Liss Ard Festival website.