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Here’s our top 5 Irish picks to go check out at Glastonbury this weekend

Here’s our top 5 Irish picks to go check out at Glastonbury this weekend

Donal Corrigan

Over 175’000 people will be making a pilgrimage to Worthy Farm in the U.K this weekend. Glastonbury Festival attracts such an enormous crowd for a good reason. The stages, art installation, and attractions are next to none at Glasto. Most of all though, the line up for the festival consistently includes the biggest names in the industry as well as the best up and coming artists.

This year is no exception as some of the best acts in the music industry make their way to Glastonbury this weekend. So, it comes as no surprise that the line up is brimming with Irish artists. Ireland is booming right now with musical talent and it shows in the Glastonbury line up. We’ve put together a list of Irish acts that you can not miss this weekend if you’re one of the lucky ones to be heading to Worthy Farm.

This is by no means an exhaustive list – there are plenty more Irish acts playing throughout the weekend. The full line up and stage times for Glastonbury 2019 can be seen here.

Dermot Kennedy

John Peel Stage, Sunday 3:30 pm

Dermot Kennedy has become a force to reckon with. It seems as if our Dublin boy could sell out any venue that he puts his name on. Having sold out his first solo show in the 3 arena, he’s had to add an extra date.

Dermot has a Sunday afternoon slot at the massive John Peel stage. This will be perfect for you ‘sore head’ punters that just need an acoustic hug.

Dermot Kennedy - Lost


The Park Stage, Friday 11:30 pm

It is such a pleasure to see Irish trad being represented at the most notorious music event in the world. Not only that, to have our music genre held in the hands of such an incredible band makes us even prouder.

Lankum is guaranteed to bring some spirit to your Friday morning at Glastonbury. The Dublin folk group are always a festival must-see for me. Whether you have a weary head on you, from the night before or want to get up and move, these are the band for you.

LANKUM - Cold Old Fire (Official Video)

Fontaines DC

Leftfield Stage, Sunday 6 pm

Photo by Daniel Topete

From The Workman’s Club to Glastonbury. It’s a pretty impressive tale, let’s be honest. Fontaines DC have been familiar faces for many of us around Dublin. Seeing them play the Leftfield stage this weekend will certainly be putting a big smile on my face.

Putting the Irish connection aside, these boys put on an incredible show. Their debut album made huge waves across the globe and for good reason. You better believe that I’ll be screaming ‘He spits out Brits out, Only smokes Carrols!’ at my T.V screen this Sunday afternoon.

Fontaines D.C. - Boys In The Better Land (Darklands Version)

Bicep(DJ set)

Arcadia’s Pangea, Friday 11 pm

photo by djdazzyd

This is not to be missed. No really.

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The Arcadia Pangea stage is the newest addition by the world-renowned stage builders. The famous metal spider stage has been replaced by a new installation. This year Bicep will be playing out of an enormous crane that sits on top of a bolder… oh and it shoots fire. If that doesn’t raise the hairs on your neck, I don’t know what will.

BICEP | GLUE (Official Video)


Wow Stage, Sunday 11pm

The Galway lad will be having quite the weekend. On Saturday Kettama makes his Boiler Room debut at Higher Visions festival in Navan Racecourse. The following day he jets across to Worthy Farm where he will spin tracks at one of the biggest festivals in the world. Nothing major…

Glastonbury is just another name on the list as this Galway native tales over the world. Kettama has been globetrotting over the last year, only going from strength to strength. The producer/DJ will go back to back with Lone on Sunday night.

KETTAMA - In The Garage


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