Which Ir­ish act is Wor­thy enough?

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U2 won’t be the only Ir­ish act to play Glas­ton­bury this year. Six un­signed acts from around the coun­try will com­pete in a battle of the bands competition to­mor­row, with the win­ner bag­ging a slot at the world’s big­gest mu­sic fes­ti­val.

Nova Static, Juliet’s Res­cue, White McKen­zie, She’s a Beauty, Baker Jr and Crow Black Chicken will be play­ing out of their skins in a bid to im­press a judg­ing panel that in­cludes Tom Dunne of New­sTalk and El­ton Mul­lally of RTÉ2’s Un­der Ether.

This year marks the sec­ond Glas­ton­bury battle of the bands to be held at The Sail Inn, a pub in Sher­cock, Co Ca­van. The competition is co-run by San­dra Eavis, daugh­ter of Glas­ton­bury or­gan­iser Michael.

“It’s been an in­cred­i­ble year for us,” said Brian O’Reilly of last year’s win­ners, Shout­ing at Planes. “Play­ing at Glas­ton­bury has cer­tainly helped us – the ex­pe­ri­ence and the ex­po­sure is ab­so­lutely price­less.”

The band, who brought a bus­load of fans to Wor­thy Farm to see them play last year, will make a guest ap­pear­ance to­mor­row, and re­lease their de­but al­bum this au­tumn.

Bat­tlers: Shout­ing at Planes

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