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Second wave of acts announced for Cork Sound Fair including Mumdance, Dreamcycles, ELLLL and Naïve Ted

Returning for its second instalment, experimental music showcase Cork Sound Fair has today unveiled the second wave of announcements for the event.

The non-profit event will return from the 28th-31st of March.

Additions to the lineup include No Sleep, a collaborative project from Patrick Cullen (The Altered Hours) and Eoghan Horgan (Underling) due to perform in a secret location. Also included is hallucinatory electronic act Darqhorse, Australian producer John Warry and trance duo Antakya. The closing party features Mumdance, ELLLL and Shiv.


Conor Ruane, Director for the event said the following, “My definition of experimental music is, in the broadest sense, music that pushes boundaries and is not recognisable to that which can be heard on the mainstream festival circuit. I come from a background in electronic music which has shaped the formation of this festival. I firmly believe the most forward thinking and exciting sounds are coming from the Irish electronic music scene right now. If you aren’t familiar with some of the names on the programme I urge you to be adventurous and come check it out.”

Tickets,€10+ for the opening concert and €60 for the full weekend, are on sale now here.

Here’s the lineup.

  • Abtakya Remains
  • Baltic
  • Bliss Signal
  • Chris Somers
  • Crevice
  • Darren Kirwan
  • Dreamcycles
  • Hames
  • Jimmy Wormal
  • Josh Warry
  • Last Eden
  • Lighight
  • Naïve Ted
  • No Sleep
  • Oniso
  • ooSe
  • Rachel Ní Chuinn & Renata Pekowska
  • Salac
  • UCC Javanese Gamelan
  • UCC Sound Sound Day
  • Undling
  • Closing Party – SHIV, ELLLL, MUMDANCE

Speaking on the lineup, festival head Conor Ruane says: “My definition of experimental music is, in the broadest sense, music that pushes boundaries and is not recognisable to that which can be heard on the mainstream festival circuit. I come from a background in electronic music which has shaped the formation of this festival.”

“I firmly believe the most forward-thinking and exciting sounds are coming from the Irish electronic music scene right now. If you aren’t familiar with some of the names on the programme, I urge you to be adventurous and come check it out.”

As a non-profit, community event, all proceeds from the festival go directly to its running, the artists on the billing, and its future sustainability. Tickets for opening and closing parties, on sale from tomorrow morning, as well as weekend passes for March 28th to 31st, can be got here.

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