OK, OK, OK. It’s now truly festival week. It’s only four days until the fields of Curraghmore House at All Together Now festival are filled with festival people for the first time in three years.
The festival has promised that the traffic chaos from a number of years ago has been addressed, with a number of provisions including a new road, a new entrance, a revised traffic management plan, early entry tickets and more traffic staff on the grounds.
The stage times are all live on the app on Apple and Android phones too.
All going well, many of you will be down on Friday afternoon, and all set up and ready for some live music.
What follows is the list of 11 acts playing the festival that we really really can’t wait to see (and 1 cheeky addition).
We’ve had a look previously at 8 unique experiences at the festival, along with the dance and electronic acts and our Irish favourites, but the below list is the definitive list – if I met you in the street and you asked what I was going to at All Together Now, it’s is the following acts, organised by day…
Friday, 8:15pm @ Something Kind Of Wonderful
London band Dry Cleaning are among the finest of the trending crop of “sprechgesang” spoken singing style of alt-rock music that has risen up of late.
That’s down to the interplay between band and “singer” Florence Shaw. With the music, referencing classic post-punk and alt-rock acts like Sonic Youth, The Fall and Gang of Four (and released on 4AD), Shaw’s spoken word lyrics and delivery are performed with a dry wit, a non-sequitur pattern, that allows forms of dialogue that become quotable hooks, drawn from everyday mundanity and imagined overheard snatches of conversation.
Live, Shaw cuts an eerie presence that only heightens the band’s unique sound.
All Together Now
Tickets are currently priced at €235 including booking fee.
See alltogethernow.ie for full info.