Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival returns to Camden Street this week to brighten up January with over 50 Irish new bands playing in 3 venues from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th January in Whelan’s and The Village venues. Tickets are €5 per day or just €10 for four nights (with a free pint thrown in).
The announced bands so far per day is below. Here’s the Facebook link with stage times and I created a Soundcloud set for each day too:
Wednesday 9th Jan (Mostly folk and indie):
Mossy Nolan, Sorcha Richardson, Alpaca Jamboree, Boat To Row, The Eskies, Sons of Caliber, Cry Monster Cry, Ria Czerniak, Tara Stewart, Rufus Coates & TBT, Twin Headed Wolf, Autumn Owls, Red Sail
Thursday 10th Jan: (Rock/indie)
Guilty Optics, Cave Ghosts, Hunk, Twin Terrace, Percolator, Blind Yackety, Girl Band, Fern Floor, Hidden Highways, Soil Creep, Ginnels, Magic Pockets, Windings.
Friday 11th Jan (Alternative/ pop)
Wiltz, Dott, Cat Dowling, Gangs, Bantum, Biggles Flys Again, Tandem Felix, Orphan Code, Rural Savage, I Heart The Monster Hero, Soldiers Can’t Dance, Croupier.
Saturday 12th Jan (indie / melodic rock)
Little Bear, Harboured, Dogs, Kates Party, Swords, Myles Manley, The Hot Sprockets, Moscow Metro, Elaine Mai, Skelocrats, The Notas, Walking on Cars.