One of the key draws of this year’s All Together Now Festival, happening in Curraghmore, Co. Waterford very soon from August 4th to 6th, is its significant strand of Irish artists who integral to the lineup.
ATN’s Irish acts never feel like filler, and there’s a great range of genres and sounds drawing from this island on the stages of Curraghmore this coming festival weekend.
It’s a testament to the curation this year, that I left out some of the bigger Irish names, or a couple I’ve recently featured in the 10 acts you can’t miss at this year’s festival piece.
Here’s ten Irish acts of different stripes, who could be your festival highlight this year…
Fight Like Apes
The return of the Irish buzz band to festival stages.
Fight Like Apes return to a live stage at 3Olympia earlier this year was a triumphant display – a long overdue celebration of a weird, cool, idiosyncratic pop-cultural referencing synthpop band who did things their own way.
Songs like ‘Lend Me Your Face’ and ‘Battlestations’ are modern Irish classics and the opportunity to see Fight Like Apes in a field is one for the Irish music bingo card.
Anita Ikharo had a breakout year in 2022.
EFÉ is the 22-year-old Irish artist Anita Ikharo whose summery bedroom pop was encapsulated in The VITAMIN C EP last year, and songs which served as an affirmation for the artist to listen to herself, while navigating a confusing industry.
When you’re able to make tunes as good as ‘Kiwi’ then that’s a good shout to trust the process.
All Together Now
Tickets are on sale now from €235.
See alltogethernow.ie for full info.