- 02 Mar 22
Limerick hip-hop artist Denise Chaila will play two major Irish festivals this summer, Longitude and All Together Now.
Limerick's Denise Chaila will play in London this summer ahead of a jam-packed festival schedule.
The gig will be the first London headlining date for the hip-hop artist and spoken word performer, where she is set to play The Social on May 17.
*Yzma voice: My first headline London show, my own show playing specifically in London, my London headline show. Where I’m playing my music for the first time, in London.
— denise (@DeniseChaila) March 2, 2022
The up-and-comer will join massive names like A$AP Rocky and Doja Cat in Dublin's Marlay Park for Longitude 2022. Chaila will perform on Friday (July 1) of the three-day event along with headliner and fellow hip-hop artist Dave.
Further south, the 'Out the Gaff' singer will play the rescheduled All Together Now festival at Curraghmore House, Co. Waterford. Other artists set to appear include Dublin's Aby Coulibaly, country-pop singer CMAT, Hot Press cover stars Pillow Queens and headliners Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
All Together Now will be held on July 29 - 31.
Last weekend (February 25), Chaila kicked off her Irish appearances with a performance at Dublin's 3Olympia Theatre alongside narolane legends MuRli and God Knows. Hot Press' Peter O'Neill gave a live report of the event saying the "brilliant show" underlined Chaila's "supreme talents as a performer."
"When the music started, it was made evident straight away exactly why her audience continues to grow," O'Neill wrote. "Denise delivered a blistering set full of great songs; she engaged with the crowd like a veteran performer when she is anything but, highlighting why there's been such a fuss about her. Without a doubt, she is one of Ireland's best performing talents right now."
Read the full live report, here.
Also revisit Denise Chaila's 2021 Hot Press feature wherein she sat down with President Michael D. Higgins for a remarkable conversation about life, politics and the power of words.