Beyond The Pale Festival returns for its second year at Glendalough Estate this weekend, with an expanded site and some big festival names you can rely on for a memorable time.
Along with firm festival favourites Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Pillow Queens, Little Dragon, Maribou State, For Those I Love, Flight Facilities and Jon Hopkins to name a few, here’s the Nialler9 picks* of the weekends.
Full festival info below. Stage times here.
* There’s also a Lumo Club DJ set on the Sunday night so keep an eye out for that one.
Saturday June 17th, Main Stage
My experience of seeing Leftfield live in the early 2000s is still among my favourite live gigs of all-time. There’s a live rip on Youtube from Homelands 2000 that is among the best live festival sets from an electronic act you will hear anywhere, building city-sized rhythms out of their classic early albums Leftism (1995) Rhythm & Stealth (1999).
Of course, Leftfield has had lineup changes and a long time away since then. Neil Barnes (with Adam Wren replacing Paul Daley these days) returned to releasing albums after 16 years with 2015’s Alternative Light Source along with last year’s This Is What We Do.
Their set this weekend at Beyond The Pale is guaranteed to feature the classics ‘Afrika Shox’, ‘Release The Pressure’, ‘Song Of Life’ and the mighty ‘Phat Planet’.