Good bookings with Holden, Shabazz Palaces and Lasertom. The new names are:
Max Romeo – Jamaican singer/legend.
James Holden – UK experimental techno producer.
Tom Vek – His time has gone – new album out now sounds out of step.
Shabazz Palaces – experimental poetic avant hip-hop. Great booking.
TOKiMONSTA – American electronic producer. Also a woman, not that it matters. I just didn’t know that.
Alle Farben – Berlin DJ/producer
Hermigervill – From Iceland, that’s all you need to know.
September Girls – shoegazy garage rock.
Lasertom – Dublin space disco.
Booka Brass Band – New Orleans brass / Dublin-style.
Interskalactic – SKA covers of popular songs.
Prison Love – Bluegrass/country band.
Jerry Fish – he’s on every Irish festival bill these days.
Ryan Vail – ambient electronic Derry duo.
Colm Mac An Iomaire – Frames’ fiddler playing his elegaic soundtrack-style instrumentals
The Irish National Clown Orchestra – No words
The festival has announced that the Bathhouse & Sauna in the Lakeside Sanctuary & Spa, the Soul Kids entertainment in the Walled Garden; Artisan food yurts, the Radioshack in the Orangerie; the Wonderlust Stage championing spoken word, music and debate; late-night woodlands epicentre of mischief ‘My House’ and the return of the velvet lounge cocktail bar, decadent dinning at the Woodlands Banquet Feast and humorous happenings at the Good Times Comedy Lounge will also be there.
Tickets are now €139.50 excluding fees for the weekend, €169.50 with bus from Dublin. Sunday tickets are €55 excluding fees (€84 with bus).