SUMMER FESTIVAL LINE-UPS TAKE SHAPE
The National have been unveiled as the first headlining turn at All Together Now, which following this year’s spectacular inaugural threedayer returns to Curraghmore Estate in Waterford over the August Bank Holiday.
The Irish music family was shocked in November when its co-founder, John Reynolds, passed away. It’s a fitting tribute to him that the festival, which in many ways was the culmination of his life’s work, will continue to evolve.
Another of John’s inspired creations, Forbidden Fruit, is back at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham from June 1-3.
Saturday’s headlining duo are Skepta and Danny Brown; Mura Masa do the Sunday honours; and Elbow and First Aid Kit bring the rock ‘n’ roll on Monday.
Appearing across the weekend are Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Homeshake, Daniel Avery, Mall Grab, Saint Sister and Maribou State, Polo & Pan and Ross From Friends who’ll all be playing live sets.
Meanwhile, July 5-7 finds Hot Press 2019 Annual cover stars Versatile join Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Future, Brockhampton, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Aminé, Denzel Curry, $uicideBoy$, Lil Baby, Sheck Wes, Clario, Slowthai and Flohio in heading to Marlay Park for another distinctly urban-flavoured Longitude.
Sea Sessions returns to Bundoran from June 21-23 with tickets priced between €109.90 for three days, and €139.90 for four nights with camping.
Sharing headline duties are Sigrid whose debut album drops in March and is certain to bag the top spot; Clean Bandit whose recently released and very star studded What Is Love? collection is rightfully receiving rave reviews all round; and localish lads Two Door Cinema who also have new music coming down the tracks. We say it every year, but that’s definitely one of their strongest line-ups to date.
Add in Wild Youth, Le Boom, Hermitage Green, DJ Hype, Columbia Mills, Montauk Hotel and Tim Chadwick and the programme of top notch surfing events, and it’s going to be another Donegal long weekend to remember.
A limited number of Two-Day Early Birds are still available for Vantastival, which celebrates “ten years of craic dealing” from May 31-June 2 at Beaulieu House & Gardens in Louth.
Among the first acts to be announced are King Kong Company, David Keenan, Wallis Bird, Lisa O’Neill, Cry Monster Cry, Just Mustard and I’d Fight Gandhi.
Vantastival 2019 aims to be a fully carbon neutral festival with a host of new green initiatives, and educational workshops and talks focussing on all aspects of event sustainability and wider environmental issues.
Having previously revealed Bastille and Biffy Clyro as its headliners, Indie (they’ve dropped the –pendence part) has revealed more of the artists heading to Mitchelstown from August 2-4.
They are Nothing But Thieves, All Tvvins, Le Boom, Hannah Waits, Disciples, Wild Youth, Ryan McMullan, Chasing Abbey, The Undertones, The Frank & Walters, Laoise, AE MAk, Tim Chadwick, Vulpynes, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Only The Poets and
Maxi Jazz who’ll be in DJ mode.
Weekend Camping tickets are available at the Early Bird price of €139.
While yet to make their first lineup announcement - we’re sure it’ll be jam-packed with quality Irish acts KnockanStockan have Early Bird Tickets available for its latest July 19-21 gathering of the musical clans at Blessington Lakes. Stay tuned to hotpress.com for regular festival updates.
THE NATIONAL - ALL TOGETHER NOW
KING KONG COMPANY - VANTASTIVAL
SKEPTA - FORBIDDEN FRUIT
SIGRID - SEA SESSIONS
VERSATILE - MARLAY PARK